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Book Review by Esther Ropkins

Updated: Mar 18, 2020

Astounding stories of answered prayer from the frontiers of contemporary faith. Pete Greig reveals the struggles, the miracles and the hard-won insights gleaned from fifteen years of 24-7 prayer, mission and justice.

This book was recommended by our speaker Pippa Poole, at Gateway Church Ladies Day. It was a very compelling and easy read.

What moved me most were the stories of ordinary people of faith and prayer who saw God move in extraordinary ways.

I'll let the book speak for itself by sharing some quotes that I found particularly insightful:

“ Our Father in heaven longs for us to seek out his presence... without an agenda. Not out of duty. Not because we have favours to ask or things to get off our chests. He wants us to seek him out simply because we are happier in his presence than anywhere else.”

“…This book is about more than prayer and presence. It is also about mission and justice. It is about the saying of prayers, for sure, but it is also about the becoming of prayers in a thousand practical ways.”

“I don't pray because I’m into prayer.  I pray because I’m into Jesus, so we talk. I don’t believe in the power of prayer. I believe in the power of Jesus, so I ask for his help. A lot.”

“One day we will be with the Lord forever.  But what will we talk to him about once there are no more sicknesses to be healed, sinners to be saved, churches to be planted and injustices that need to be fought? Too often we only pray about problems... One day, when the Lord invites us to walk with him in the cool of the evening, and there are no more problems we can possibly address in prayer, will we have learned simply to enjoy his presence, hallowing his name without asking for anything in return?”

Read this book!


Gateway Church Ashford, is a church in Ashford, Kent, and is part of the New Frontiers movement and within the Catalyst Network sphere.


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