Berndt, J. (2017). Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
The book is a parent resource to assist praying for adult children. Each subject area is full of real-life scenarios and bursting with supporting scriptures. At the end of every topic, the author provides cloze procedure prayers based on God’s word. The writer ensures the prayer pages begin with the parent first. As the book unfolds, the relevant stories and scriptures provide encouragement and reassurance for parents. The book is well arranged based on areas of a young adult’s life such as well-being, temptations, and relationships.
My heart skips a beat at the opportunity to infuse scripture into my prayer life. Berndt’s book is very user friendly and a delight to read. The prayer pages at the end of each chapter support the subject matter sufficiently and give numerous scriptures which reinforce the promises of God regarding the topic. For those who embrace an interactive growth notebook, these prayers could easily be added. It is a book that will remain in my personal library and often be recommended for those with adult children.
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