I had the privilege of reading an Advance Reader Copy of Phillip Yancey’s new book, Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? The publisher sent me a copy to read and then I filled out a review/survey at their web site.
This book will be released on October 1st, and I highly recommend it. I have so many passages I would love to quote for you, but I’m not supposed to until I check with a published copy to make sure they didn’t get edited out. As soon as I can, I will post some great sections that made me think.
I’ve always struggled in the area of prayer. I know I should pray – and I do – but I’ve always wondered how much good it really does. God is sovereign, right? So are my prayers going to change His mind? And why did He heal my friend’s dog when she prayed but didn’t heal my other friend who died of cancer?
Yancey covers all these types of questions and more. He doesn’t have all the answers (who does?) but he does address each issue with intelligence and honesty. I will be reading this book again, when I can read more slowly and think more deeply on what I am reading.