8/18/2013

My Review Of The Mercy Prayer By Robert Gelinas

Synopsis:


Lord, have mercy.

A raw plea for intervention. The most common prayer in the Bible. And—most remarkably—a request that God has never failed to grant . . . often in surprising ways that have radically transformed individual lives and the trajectory of history itself.

In The Mercy Prayer, Robert Gelinas explores the richness of God’s unfailing compassion by blending biblical insights with penetrating personal encounters and keen insight into familiar stories. The result is a practical guide for receiving the mercy we all desperately need and letting it flow from us into the lives of others.

The Mercy Prayer reveals:
  • How God’s abundant compassion is at the core of His character and was central to the earthly mission of Jesus
  • The truth that simply praying the Mercy prayer and anticipating mercy’s arrival can soothe a wounded soul and change a life from the inside out
  • Practical ways to carry God’s mercy into the muck and mire of a hurting world, offering comfort and hope in the name of Christ
  • How you can make the most frequent prayer in the Bible your most prayed prayer, too, by learning to pray with every breath you take and every beat of your heart
The Mercy Prayer invites each of us to become a student of heavenly compassion and clemency, to immerse ourselves in it, to embrace the responsibility of seeing all life in view of God’s mercy—and to watch as this simple-yet-profound cry reshapes us and our world. Everybody needs mercy.


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My Take On This Book: 


This was wonderful and refreshing book about mercy and The Mercy Prayer that we all tend to say at least once a day, sometimes even more depending on your day or what is going on in your life now. The Mercy Prayer is for everyone who sins, we all need mercy for our sins. I know myself personally am certainly in the need of God's mercy every day. There are certain areas of this book that you will want to highlight; I know I have so many highlights the book actually looks as if it has a yellow background.



For instance the part about the blind men who, through God's mercy in Christ received their sight, see Matthew 9:28 20:32. I myself have wrestled around with the definition of Mercy from God in my life, and this book has opened my eyes to how and why God shows mercy on us when we ask for His mercy. I know I will be keeping this book for a lifetime. Moreover, if you have ever questioned what mercy really is or why you do not get God's mercy, or how do we get God's mercy than you will want to read this book. Actually no matter what you will want to read the book it is an awesome book about God's mercy in our lifetime.



I received this book free through the Booksneeze's bloggers program from Thomas Nelson Publishers for my honest and un-biased opinion.


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Author Bio: 

Robert Gelinas is pastor who deeply desires to see people experience God unfathomable love. Especially the poor, the down and out, the disenfranchised and disabled and those deemed unimportant. As he says, "God loves all people and desires them to experience his peace. God also has a special heart for the poor and poor in spirit, the miserable and marginalized." He leads Colorado Community Church, a multi-cultural, inter-denominational community of 3000+ followers of Christ in Aurora, Co. He holds a BA in Biblical Studies and an MA in Missiology.

Robert is also an adoption advocate and jazz theologian. He and his wife, Barbara live with their six children in the Denver area.

For more information please visit: www.robertgelinas.net

 

1 comment:

  1. Hi stopping by from BookSneeze. Great review. I will definitely have to read.

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