Book Review / “Moving Mountains: Praying with Passion, Confidence, and Authority”

Book Review / “Moving Mountains: Praying with Passion, Confidence, and Authority”


Moving Mountains: Praying with Passion, Confidence, and Authority

by John Eldredge

How do you pray?  How do you speak with the Master and Mankind, the Creator of the Universe?  By sometimes merely repeating oft-used phrases, key words, and habitual thanks and requests?  Me too.

I now think about it differently.  Eldredge challenges prayer paradigms.  I highly recommend Moving Mountains.

21st Century Christians can pray in the same fashion and with the same powerful results as Old Testament prophets.  A vivid example of Daniel fasting and praying for days on the river bank before receiving help from an Angel who had to fight his way thru evil forces to reach Daniel.  Elijah praying for rain, combating the idol worship of the people.

You and I today can pray with the same authority as 1st Century Christians.  A vivid example of the early church praying for an imprisoned Peter, who is released from his bondage by an Angel of the Lord.

How?  Read Moving Mountains.

Eldredge doesn’t only answer the question of “how” to pray…and on whose authority.  He effectively categorizes prayer, by the chapter, into Daily Prayer, Warfare Prayer, Healing Prayer, and Listening Prayer, among others.

Several examples are recorded, both within the text and the appendix, of each of these types of prayers.

I’m going to read this book again.  Not because it fails to successfully communicate the first time around, but because such a paradigm shift requires another round of thoughtful (even prayerful) deliberation.

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