Sunday, July 10, 2011

Book Review: "PrayerWalk" by Janet Holm McHenry

Hi all,
  Lately I have really felt the pressure to take a hard look at the state of my health.  I am more than aware of the fact that I need to lose weight and eat healthier.  I also have recently felt compelled to keep a prayer journal for prayer requests.  Requests for my family as well as others and to also remember to thank God for all our blessings.

  I recently read the book, "PrayerWalk" by Janet Holm McHenry.  This book is just the inspiration I needed to put both my spiritual and physical fitness in top priority.  This book tells of Janet's journey in how and why she began prayer walking and how she keeps the determination to continue when it is ever so tempting to just stay in bed.    

  This book is full of heart warming stories of answered prayers, as well as the tear jerking story of when she lost her father.  Janet reminds us that God always answers prayers, it just may not always be the answer we are looking for.  

  Don't worry though, there is some humor included.  I had to laugh out loud at this excerpt from another reader who wrote to Janet about the beginning of her journey to prayerwalking, 

"....So I roll out of bed, excited to start my first day of this new way of talking to God.  I pull on my lined Windbreaker pants and have to literally squeeze into them!  Three months ago not a problem, but now my saddlebags are truly saddling!  Oh well, no one is going to see me.  So swish, swish, swish, I head out the door into the chilly darkness.

  Man, my thighs are really making a lot of noise, but who cares!  I'm meeting with Jesus!  Swish, swish, swish...."Good Morning God.""

She goes on to explain how a neighborhood dog hears her swishing pants, which instigates other neighboring dogs to bark as well.  So much for her nice quiet prayerwalk where no one is going to notice her tight swishing pants!  I can just picture people looking out the window in the wee hour of the morning to see what all the dogs are barking about!  Hee! Hee!  Too funny!  

  I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can't wait to begin my own prayerwalking journey.  

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I don't receive any compensation for your rating.  However, you do get put into a random drawing to win your own copy PrayerWalk.  The more ratings I have the higher ranked I get in order to be eligible for prizes.  So, thank you in advance for taking the time to rate my review! :)

Happy Reading!

Disclaimer:   “I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”


Tracey said...

This sounds like a great book. Can't wait to see how your prayerwalking goes!

Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

Well, my husband said he had to leave by 5:30am. So that would have meant I had to start walking about 4am! So....I improvised. I got up at 5 am to fix DH's lunch box and coffee and let the dog out. Once he left, I started my flylady list and worked for a whole hour, praying the whole time. I call it prayercleaning! :) When DD got up at 7:15, she got dressed and we went for a walk around the neighborhood and talked about our prayer requests. Then she and I did some yard work before starting school. :)

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Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

So glad you stopped by! Be sure to come by anytime. :)


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