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We took the challenge… Will You?

The forty-day prayer challenge is going to change your life. In fact, the next forty days have the potential to dramatically alter the rest of your life. Mark Batterson’s book, Draw the Circle: 40 Day Prayer Challenge, is a follow up to his book to The Circle Maker.  The 40 day prayer challenge invites the reader to experience the power of bold faith and prayer.  The first week of summer I drove to Alabama and listened to The Circle Maker on audible.  I loved the encouragement to pray persistently, confidently, and expectantly.   So many of the stories reminded me of times I had heard Dr. Falwell share stories of walking and praying over the mountain that would become Liberty University. Five of my friends decided to take the 40 day challenge together.  Everyday we read the challenges and texted our prayers trusting God to work in each of our “prayer circles”.  We all had specific things we were committing to God. Do you ever feel like God is trying to teach you something?

Scared: A Novel on the Edge of the World

Scared will have you hooked from the opening pages.   A New York Times Reporter discovers a new world and a new perspective as he  confronts suffering in a forgotten village in Africa. Tom Davis, CEO of Children’s Hope Chest, is the author of Scared.  Tom has worked amongst the orphans of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Africa.   I had the privilege of recently attending three of Tom’s sessions at the Proverbs 31 She Speaks Conference. Tom and his wife, Emily, have seven children, including two daughters adopted from Russia.  The compelling and often disturbing scenes in this book are based on true stories the author has encountered on his world-wide travels caring for widows and orphans.   Add Scared to your last minute summer reading today!