Tuesday, January 5, 2010

'The Power of Prayer and Fasting' by Ronnie W. Floyd - Book Review and Giveaway

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Those of us who call ourselves Christians have the power of the Holy Spirit in us.  That same power is what raised Jesus from the dead.  Unfortunately, few of us take advantage of this power that is at our disposal.

Ronnie W. Floyd is the senior pastor of two campus churches in Arkansas – the First Baptist Church of Springdale and The Church at Pinnacle Hills.  He has revised and expanded his best-seller, ‘The Power of Prayer and Fasting: God's Gateway to Spiritual Breakthroughs,’ and it is now available from B&H Books.

Pastor Floyd’s premise, which comes right out of the Bible, is that prayer and fasting are God’s gateway to supernatural power and spiritual breakthroughs.  These are spiritual disciplines which are required of us.  According to Pastor Floyd, “prayer and fasting is a Scripture-ordained act of obedience – a deep means of humbling ourselves before God, drawing closer to Him, and making room for Him to speak and act in our lives.”  Pastor Floyd offers powerful examples from his experiences personally and in his church to show God moving powerfully to answer the requests of His people. 

This book provides sound doctrine, and gives us solid instructions on how to break through our strongholds.  As Pastor Floyd states on page 100:

“A spiritual breakthrough is the result when we surrender ourselves fully to God, transferring all ownership to the one true Owner, Jesus Christ.  We do not need to grab but to release.  We do not live with our hands in fists, but with our hands open.  We will never choose to let God have his way with us if we continue to hang on to our own desires, our own dreams, and our own bondage.”

I am convinced that if Christians would follow the instructions provided concisely and convincingly in this book, they would live lives that would be more honoring and pleasing to their Heavenly Father.  We need to be real through genuine confession and repentance as we are in the holy presence of God.  Prayer and fasting will result in authenticity and transparency with everyone.  I thank Pastor Floyd for his passion for these spiritual disciplines and for providing such practical applications so that we can to show fasting and prayer – which are difficult for our weak flesh – to be obedient acts of worship to God.  

The Power of Prayer and Fasting: God's Gateway to Spiritual Breakthroughs was provided to me for review purposes by B&H Publishing Group in Nashville TN.  There was no remuneration involved and this review is based strictly on my own thoughts and opinions.

I would love to pass this book along to one of you!  It is gently read, and covered with clear contact paper - a great way to keep your paperbacks in brand new shape, by the way!

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The deadline for entry is Tuesday, January 12, 2010, at 9:00 pm Eastern Time. The winner will be notified on January 13 via email. So please be sure to leave your email address in your blog comment!  Thanks for participating!


Peggy Blann Phifer said...

Just dropping in to say "Hi, Andrea" and to thank you for following me on Twitter. Looking forward to more interaction with you.

pbohifer at gmail dot com

Jo said...

I have only fasted and prayed for one day at a time and would be interested in reading more about it. Please enter me in the giveaway.


Andrea said...

Hi, Peggy! Thanks for dropping by!

Jo - this sounds like the book for you! Good luck - as they say!

Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Simply Stacie said...

I follow you.

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I follow on Twitter- mysticconn

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The Unsell Family said...

Please include me.
~Jen Unsell

The Unsell Family said...

I follow your blog.
~Jen Unsell

Anonymous said...

thank you for sharing this fabulous book...


Janna said...

Our church is starting a fast on January 10th and I would love a chance to win this book!

ryanx6 at msn dot com

Eszter said...

Please enter me in the drawing. (from Europe)

(Carman sent me)

Marianna said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book!
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Marianna said...

I follow your blog
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Marianna said...

I follow you on twitter @mannabsn
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MEMT said...

I have been wanting to read this book, but was uncertain as to whether or not it was biblically sound or just a good read in general. I'm glad you reviewed it. Now I'm looking forward to reading it.

Andrea said...

You're in the running, ladies! Thanks for stopping by!

Wanda said...

Please enter me in the drawing. Could use more information on fasting.

bnredeemed at gmail dot com

Amy Deardon said...

Andrea, thanks for the great review! Please enter me in the drawing. amydeardon at yahoo dot com

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