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Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children: Trusting God with the Ones You Love By Jodie Berndt Book Review









In Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children, Jodie Berndt explored the topic of prayer and how we can effectively pray for our adult children. She begins the book by reminding readers of Nehemiah 4:14 and how the Lord is awesome and He will fight for our families and their homes. She believed in the power of releasing blessing over our children’s lives and learning how as parents we have to let our children grow up and to become adults. Each chapter contained personalized prayers for yourself and prayers for your children. She has included scriptures that parents can pray over their adult children. The book contained chapters on praying for their spouse, marriage, through a trouble marriage or divorce, place to live, job, grandchildren, infertility, health crisis, addiction, prodigal, and much more. This book will guide readers into praying for their adult children, their spouses, and their future grandchildren. 





I would recommend this life changing book to anyone who is ready to commit to praying for their children and families. This book enclosed tons of scriptures and I loved how you could easily place your children’s name into the verse. This book didn’t hold back in exploring topics that could affect our children. I believe every parent will be able to relate to the different stories presented throughout the book. A big part of prayer is trusting that God will protect His children and be with them through whatever, they go through. If you’re looking for an amazing book on prayer, then read this one! 



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In the Middle of the Mess: Strength for this Beautiful, Broken Life By Sheila Walsh Book Review





In the Middle of the Mess, Sheila Walsh explored the power we have in confessing, mediating on God’s written word, and praying to our Creator. She opens the book by writing a letter to her dad who committed suicide when he was 34 years old. She realized that her father was broken. She lived with the regret of how she wished she could have tried to make him smile one last time. Sheila Walsh shared about she lived with depression and wound up having to go to a psych hospital. She revealed that she struggled with suicidal thoughts and she thought about jumping off the bridge overlooking the railroad tracks. She came to recognize that God came to save her in the middle of her pain and brokenness and He gave us the gift of salvation. One of the important truths she realized was the power of finding her a community of friends to help build her up. Friends can help us to pray for one another and we can remind each other what Christ has stated about us in His word.





I would recommend this life changing book to anyone who is ready to some hope and encouragement during the mist of the mess of life. I have read a few other books that Sheila Walsh has written. I have always enjoyed with how transparent she is in sharing the darkest times, like when she lost her father and mother. She is a very strong encourager and in this book, she suggested that there is healing and comfort when we surrender our lives to Christ completely. I liked how Sheila shared powerful scriptures people can mediate on if they are dealing with depression, fear, if God seems distant, if you’re afraid of what’s going on in the world around you, and much more. Sheila Walsh understands what it is like in living in chaos and being in a mess and feeling lost and alone. Her story will encourage you that if she made it thru, you can too!!






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