Surprised by Prayer by Karen Barber
Published by Guideposts (hardback) and Revell (trade paper)
This book explores answers to prayer by recounting the stories of people all over the U.S. from all walks of life who have prayed and then discovered an answer. Often the answers are surprising, sometimes very profound. Each personal story gives us hope and trust that God will answer our own most heartfelt prayers. The chapters group the stories together into the following categories of answers: unlikely means, presence, word, a call to pray, a partnership or a scripture. At the end of the book the author tells how she challenged herself to try a 100 answered prayer experiment to find personal answers in her own life. She then challenges the reader to use their new-found knowledge of prayer answers to find a wonderful and surprising answer to each of their own prayers.
Added by Karen Barber on July 5, 2011