Sunday, September 9, 2012

A Book for When We Wonder Whether God is Listening: "Oh, God, Please Help Me with my Doubt" by Leighann McCoy

When we want something, we pray to God and expect our prayers to be answered, but what if they're not? Is God listening? I think the best part of this book is the section on unanswered prayers. None of us is on the level of God or Christ. We know what we want in our immediate time, but we don't know his plans for us in the future. This is an excellent section to read and reread when we doubt God.

This book is very easy to read. Leighann has a conversational style that draws you in and makes you want to keep on reading. She shares herself with you and makes you feel not so alone in your troubles. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone who wonders whether God is listening when we pray.

The book would work well in a prayer group. The author presents discussion questions at the end of each chapter. However, it can work equally well for solitary study. Meditating on the questions can also work when we talk to God privately.

I reviewed this book for PR by the Book.