Book Review: Fervent

In my opinion (and many others from what I have read and heard from their mouths) one of the greatest challenges facing the modern church is the lack of prayer. We live at a lightning pace and seem to forget to slow down and actually pray to the God that created us. Instead, we excuse our lackluster prayer life by commenting that God knows what we want anyway, so he will understand. Friends, our lives should not be this way.


Fervent by Priscilla Shirer is meant to rejuvenate the prayer life of women across the nation. While I am not the target audience, I believe there are still facets of wisdom that can be gleaned by any reader. I do admit, Shirer is persuasive in her writing.

While the book covers ten areas of life that should see additional prayer, she is not comfortable to just leave it there. Instead, Shirer prefers to give us guidance in not only telling us what needs our attention, but also how to give it attention. Rather than settling for simply pointing out the problem, she gives welcomed advice.

If you know of a woman or even someone who feels like they have hit a dry season in their prayer life, get them this book. It will point out the necessity of prayer while gentling guiding us back to a time of focused prayer.

I received this book for free in exchange for an unbiased review. The words are my own and have not been influenced in any way by the publisher.

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