Sunday, July 15, 2012

When You Need A Miracle by Linda Evans Shepherd

When we hurt, we want a God who is big enough to rescue us from heartache and circumstances beyond our imagination. But even if we believe that such a God exists, we don't always know how to approach him, much less how to ask him for the impossible.

Linda Evans Shepherd knows what it's like to be in desperate need of a miracle. And she knows what it's like to receive God's answers to her prayers. In this powerful book, she shows you how to reach out to God and simply ask. She shows how God's answers may not come packaged in the ways we would expect, but they do come in ways that will transform our lives. Through solid biblical teaching and dramatic real-life stories, Shepherd walks with you on a journey of renewed hope and the assurance that God still works miracles.

My review:
I don't review many non-fiction books, but had this one offered and it sounded good, so I got it.

The book isn't a long one, coming in at just 202 pages, but the author packs a lot into those 202 pages. She tells several stories of people who received miracles, talks about how to pray for miracles, and addresses some other very helpful issues such as why prayers are not answered, how to pray for the right things, and things that hinder our prayers. Scattered throughout the book are also prayers to pray in different circumstances and for different things.

I enjoyed the book. The author made me think and makes a great case for miracles today.

About the author:

Linda Evans Shepherd is the author of over thirty books including When You Don't Know What to Pray: How to Talk to God about Anything and When You Can't Find God: How to Ignite the Power of His Presence, and the co-author of the popular series the Potluck Club and the Potluck Catering Club. Linda is an international speaker and media personality and is the creator of and appears as a frequent host of Daystar's Denver Celebration.
She's the leader of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and president of the nonprofit ministry Right to the Heart, which has seen over 500,000 people come to faith. She's married and has two children. To learn more about Linda, her speaking, and her ministries, see

Available July 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Thanks to Revell for the review copy.