Thursday, September 3, 2015

This Means War by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick with Troy Schmidt

This Means War: A Strategic Prayer Journal by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick with Troy Schmidt is part of a family of books that has come out in conjunction with the movie War Room.  Family is a great way to describe this grouping of books because each seems to be aimed at a different age or gender.  This one is aimed at teens and possibly young adults who are reluctant to read a standard non-fiction book.

This book is a heavily guided journal that leads the reader/journaler on a path that teaches and inspires them to push their prayer life beyond the very shallow prayers of most Christians.  This book is divided into five sections, each increasing in depth of prayer and each section is divided into seven chapters.  The way this is set up, it could serve as a devotional book, a group study with daily assignments, or a book to just complete at one's own pace.  The interior design of the book should appeal to both guys and girls, even though the cover looks very military like.  There is lot of scripture inside and the text is written in a way that keeps things short and simple, but conveys the theological lessons well.

Having worked extensively with teens, I would highly recommend this book as either a small group study or as a book the entire youth group could go through together.  It would also be an excellent journal for any young Christian who wants to explore what it means to pray.

I was provided this book free of charge from B&H Publishing Group in return for my honest opinion.

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