Sunday, May 30, 2010

Book "Pray Big" by Will Davis Jr.

About the Author: For more than sixteen years, Will Davis Jr. has served as the founder and senior pastor of the Austin Christian Fellowship church, a nondenominational congregation founded on the basic doctrines of the Bible. This congregation of more than 1,000 believers regularly receives Davis’ challenge for them to pray big—or more specifically, to pray with such focus as to pinpoint their exact needs. Prayer plays a vital role in the lives of those who attend Austin Christian Fellowship because Davis has been faithful to teach them the power of God’s Word and its impact upon the prayer lives of God’s people.

Davis is a Baylor University graduate who also holds a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Davis desires to make a divine kingdom impact upon believers by teaching them the biblical truths about the power of prayer and the necessity of living lives in constant communication with the Savior. Another God-given desire is to remain a faithful shepherd to a church he considers to be “the greatest in the world” and to continue to expand the mission outreach of the church members at ACF. Davis makes regular mission trips to Nicaragua, Mexico, Guatemala, and other impoverished areas of the world to build homes, disciple his church members, and, above all, to share the gospel with those who have never heard Christ’s message. 

In addition to being the author of six books, Wake-Up Calls, Pray Big, Pray Big for Your Marriage, Pray Big for Your Child, Why Faith Makes Sense, and Faith Set Free, Davis frequently travels and speaks to audiences on the subject of prayer.

My Review: 
The author did a magnificent job showing us that the Bible is a prayer's guide and we should pray as a lifestyle. 
Accuracy matters. His concept of BHAP (Big Hairy Audacious Prayer) is well explained through personal examples. 
Dr. Davis talks about the importance of praying not only for others, but for ourselves, our spouse, our children. According to him, more people will seek God if we learn to pray big, strong and confidently. 
He tries to put to the ground old wrong concepts like "God's too busy", or "My prayer is too insignificant to merit God's attention", or "Praying about little things is selfish". 
This book gives prayer advices for every situation. It completely changed my view on prayers. We need to focus on the details. We really need to learn how to pray big.
Definitely this is a very important book to have if you want to take God seriously and if you want to create a relationship with God that will take you to another dimension of spiritual life.

This book was published in 2007 by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group and the team on The B&B Media Group was kind enough to send me one copy for reviewing.

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