• Alexis Newlin

Book Review: When you need to move a mountain: Keys to Praying with Power

Updated: Aug 1, 2019

Hi friends!

This is my third book review from Revell Reads. This month I picked: When You Need to Move a Mountain: Keys to Praying with Power by Linda Evans Shepherd.

Heads up: I receive these books each month for free in exchange for my honest review. I receiver no other compensation other than the chance to read new books...which I LOVE!

Who is Linda Evans Shepherd: Known as the Prayer Lady, Linda Evans Shepherd is all about embracing the heart of God and sharing the importance of prayer. She is the author of several books, including, Praying God's Promises, The God you Need to Know, and Called To Pray.

Linda is the president of Right to the Heart Ministries and Media Network as well as the CEO of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She uses these as a platform to minster and mentor women speakers and authors. Lastly, she is the publisher of Leading Heart Magazine and Arise Daily.

About the book: There's prayer- and then there's intercessory prayer, the kind of prayer you pray when you need to move a mountain for yourself or a loved one. What do you pray at such a time? What secrets do you need to know to pray effectively? And what response should you expect from God?

In this practical and encouraging book, Linda Evans Shepherd explains what intercessory prayer is, how to pray as an intercessor, and how to experience victory. With chapters devoted to praying for family, others, provision, health, breakthroughs, salvation of loved ones, church, community, country and more you'll quickly find the specific help you need to pray for the needs close to your heart. You'll also learn how to develop your own intercessory prayer battle strategy and to celebrate each victory with thanksgiving.

My Review: I was very excited to receive this book as one of my Revell Reads for the month. Prayer has always been sort of a challenge for me and I'm always looking for ways to strengthen my prayer life. Linda's book does just that; it's offers ways to improve our prayer lives and become better intercessors. Reading this book, I felt as if I was getting a one on one lesson about intercessory prayer. I learned how to discover my prayer gifting, how to breakdown strongholds and how to breakthrough in prayer.

What I loved: Linda has several exercises for the readers to complete in each chapter. One of my favorites was how Linda helped me explore possible prayer gifting. There were some that I knew already for myself (encourager) and others that I never really considered, but really stood out to me when I did pray (geographic ambassador). I loved how each exercise allowed me to write in the book and really think through what I just read.

Linda also stops to pray several times throughout the book and ends each chapter with a prayer. She also shares several testimonies of how prayer has impacted her life and the lives of others.

I loved her writing style. It felt like I was sitting down with a friend for coffee, discussing prayer. Her words are very encouraging and simple to understand. You can really tell through her writing that she has a true passion for prayer and teaching others how to pray with that very same passion.

What I did not love: I had to dig deep to find something I didn't like. There are a lot of writing exercises and questions for the reader. I would have liked more writing room on the pages, but then again, that is what a journal is for.

Overall, I absolutely loved this book. This is another great book to add to my toolbox on the topic of prayer.

Thanks again for reading my review. To check out more of Linda's books and learn more about prayer, you can find her at https://www.gottopray.com/.

Next month, I get to review some Christian fiction, be sure to tune in.

Thanks for reading!


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