Juggling motherhood and her job as a real-estate agent, Elizabeth Jordan wishes her husband could help more around the house. But Tony’s rising career as a pharmaceutical salesman demands more and more of his time. With a nice home in the suburbs and a lovely young daughter, they appear to have it all—yet they can’t seem to spend time together without fighting.
Hoping for a new listing, Elizabeth visits the home of Clara Williams, an elderly widow, and is both amused and uncomfortable when Clara starts asking pointed questions about her marriage and faith. But it’s Clara’s secret prayer room, with its walls covered in requests and answers, that has Elizabeth most intrigued . . . even if she’s not ready to take Clara’s suggestion that she create a prayer room of her own. As tensions at home escalate, though, Elizabeth begins to realize that her family is worth fighting for, and she can’t win this battle on her own. Stepping out in blind faith, putting her prayers for her family and their future in God’s hands, might be her only chance at regaining the life she was meant for.
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About the Author:
Chris Fabry is an award-winning author and radio personality who hosts the daily program Chris Fabry Live! on Moody Radio. He is also heard on Love Worth Finding, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, and other radio programs. A 1982 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University and a native of West Virginia, Chris and his wife, Andrea, now live in Arizona and are the parents of nine children.
Chris's novels, which include Dogwood, June Bug, Almost Heaven, and Not in the Heart, have won three Christy Awards and an ECPA Christian Book Award, but it's his lyrical prose and tales of redemption that keep readers returning for more. He has also published more than 65 other books, including nonfiction and novels for children and young adults. He coauthored the Left Behind: The Kids series with Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, as well as the Red Rock Mysteries and the Wormling series with Jerry B. Jenkins. RPM is his latest series for kids and explores the exciting world of NASCAR.
Visit his Web site at www.chrisfabry.com.
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Once I began, I could not read through this book quick enough. It seems something always kept coming up I had to tend to, leaving me hanging as I wanted to read more.
The theme of this book is PRAYER! And Chris Fabry along with the Kendrick brothers have done an amazing job re-igniting a desire to pray in my heart!
The books opens with Ms Clara, an elderly woman, known for her prayer warrior qualities. People are always slipping her a piece of paper with someones name on it, or calling her with a request. Clara has a special closet, in which she spends countless hours not simply bringing requests to the Lord, but also praising Him for all He has done and who He is. She know the secret to worship and communion with God.
Enter Elizabeth, realtor, mother, wife with marriage on the rocks. A woman who is searching, but doesn't even realize it. God leads Ms Clara to her as she gets ready to sell her home. But God has a greater purpose in mind, Elizabeth's heart and her whole family.
As you read this book, you will feel like you belong somewhere in it. Maybe you are Elizabeth, or maybe you are her husband. Maybe you can relate to her daughter, caught in the middle of this relationship and hurting. The most awesome thing about this book is to see how God works. He doesn't necessarily do what we want him to do, or fix things the way we think He should, but I love watching His hand in it all. I love seeing Elizabeth learn to fight with heavenly weapons instead of words. I love how God begins to work in her first, then it spreads to the rest of the family. I love how it shows that praying doesn't necessarily come easily, but it is worth the effort. I like the portrayal that sometimes things get worse before they get better. I love the faith demonstrated, consequences for actions, forgiveness demonstrated even in difficult circumstances. This book has it all!!
I can't recommend it highly enough, but before I give away the whole story line. I better quit. Go get it, read it, you won't regret it. As a matter of fact, you may just want to pass it on!