Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Review: She Prays by Debbie Lindell

She Prays
By Debbie Lindell
Revell, 2019


One of the most wonderful things about walking with God is that we can have an intimate and real relationship with him. He wants us to know him so well that we are comfortable talking to him about anything and everything. Yet, there are times when we feel disconnected and insecure. We desire to grow in prayer, but we don't know where to begin, what to say, or how to listen for his voice.

In She Prays, Debbie Lindell invites you on a 31-day journey to experience a confident and conversational relationship with your heavenly Father. She shows you how to replace the pressure to perform in prayer with a faith-filled expectation--trusting that God is delighted with every conversation and every word we whisper to him. Her desire is that your soul will be transformed as your confidence in prayer grows, and that your faith will be strengthened as you see God work through your prayers in ways you never imagined possible.

My thoughts

Prayer is coming to understand the beauty and fullness of God’s invitation for you to draw near and talk with him personally about everything, like a daughter would – fully trusting her thoughts and emotions to a loving and caring earthly father, without reservation or fear of rejection.

I loved She Prays by Debbie Lindell. It’s an enjoyable devotional-style book with a fresh approach to a topic about which volumes have been written.

Debbie Lindell is an engaging leader with a passion for helping us see the heart of God. She has an easy, conversational writing style. I suspect that a lot of Christians have a desire for personal intimacy with God, yet struggle with the prayer life that is so vital to that goal. And sometimes I feel that I have read more about prayer than actually spent time in praying.

What I like so much about She Prays is its focus on the naturalness and pure joy of simply talking to God in prayer, a God who initiates intimacy with us. It’s laid out in devotional style with 31 chapters, each ending with a guided thought/reflection time and space for journaling. The four main sections are …

She Prays with Understanding
She Prays with Knowledge
She Prays with Trust
She Prays with Power

One of my favorite chapters is in the first section, “A Curtain Torn.” The brief history of the temple curtain, torn apart at Jesus’ death, emphasizes how His sacrifice made it possible for us to pray anytime, anywhere.

She Prays is compelling and potentially life changing. I enjoyed reading it for the purpose of this review, but am eager to work my way through it slowly, applying fresh insight to my prayer life. This book would be a wonderful resource for new believers, a great gift – but mature Christians would also find it stimulating and encouraging.

Highly recommended.

I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.


      Debbie Lindell is the author of She Believes. She and her husband, John, serve as lead pastors of James River Church in Springfield, Missouri. 
      In 2003, Debbie launched the Designed for Life Women's Conference, which today draws ten thousand women annually from across the nation and around the world. This flourishing sisterhood reflects the passion of her heart--encompassing women from all walks of life who celebrate one another through a life-giving and authentic connection. 
      Find out more about Debbie and the Designed Sisterhood at

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