Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Prayer Warrior Mom by Marla Alupoaicei

This book, Prayer Warrior Mom, is subtitled, "Covering your kids with God's blessings and protection." The author, Marla Alupoaicei, is obviously concerned with you and I getting serious about praying for our children.

The author addresses many ideas in this book. Ideas about how to pray for our kids, why it is important, what can hold us back, how to develop prayer habits, how to use fasting as a discipline in conjunction with prayer, etc. So many different ideas for us parents (moms) to hold our children and concerns up to the Lord.

Marla references a lot of other authors' writings on the topic of praying for children as well as Scriptural references to prayer. She gives stories and illustrations about prayer and the outcomes of prayer. She talks about moms and their responsibility to pray for their children.

I love the topic of praying for our children. It is a very important thing to do, and I think any book which reminds us about this great responsibility serves a good purpose. Keeping the idea of prayer in our minds and at the forefront of our attention is a valuable thing. I did not love this book, however -- I felt like it was a little disjointed to me and went from one topic to the next to the next, just adding and adding and adding things that we should do. I wished a little bit that it had focused on fewer topics. I also feel like just adding a little reminder here that prayer is not a tool for manipulating God or His will. He does call us to pray and to "Cast all your cares on Him for He cares for You."

I'm not sure that I would recommend this book. There are so many great books about praying for your children out there. It is not objectionable, just not my favorite.

I received a free copy of this book for the purpose of this review. I was not required to write a positive review.

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