Debbie Williams inspires her readers to focus on the attributes of God from A to Z in Pray With Purpose, Live With Passion. For example, ďAĒ represents Almighty from Psalm 91:1, "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty," demonstrating that when we are weak, our power and strength is in the Lord. But Williams doesnít stop there. She recounts Godís revelation of His praiseworthy characteristics in the Bible, encourages personal growth in that area, and provides examples of how to pray with understanding of the attribute.
Consisting of two main sections, Pray With Purpose delves into an elegant method for God-honoring prayer, using the acronym P-R-A-Y in part one, and contains A to Z mini-chapters in part two. The attribute chapters begin with a Scripture and prayer, and follow with William's study of it, a meditation moment, and a prayer action to take. As such, the book can be used easily as a devotional guide to prayer.
Itís refreshing to read about giving honor and submitting to our Lord as a means of fulfillment, as opposed to teaching that strives after what we can get from Him. After reading many books on prayer, this book is not an academic look at prayer, instead it provides a practical basis for deepening oneís prayer life, and ultimately living passionately for Him.
If you are looking for biblically sound ideas to spark your prayer life, but not rote prayers for reciting, Pray With Purpose, Live With Passion will be a valuable addition to your library. Ė Anne Walker, Christian Book Previews.com
With an enthusiastic invitation to use her book as an interactive guide to deepen the readerís prayer, Debbie Williams sets out to redirect the focus from us to God, who is divine, and who can accomplish all things. Using the acronym PRAY for Praise, Repent, Ask, and Yield, she encourages a study of Godís attributes with an A-Z exploration which ranges from Almighty to Zealous God. Each chapter reveals more of who God is and how He alone is capable to meet our every need as we recognize who He truly is.