Book Review: Dangerous Prayers

Dangerous Prayers Book Cover Dangerous Prayers
Craig Groeschel

Do you ever wonder, "Why doesn't God answer my prayers?" Do you wish you could see the evidence that prayer changes lives? Are you tired of playing it safe with your faith? In Dangerous Prayers, New York Times bestselling author Craig Groeschel helps you unlock your greatest potential and tackle your greatest fears by praying stronger, more passionate prayers that lead you into a deeper faith. Prayer moves the heart of God - but some prayers move Him more than others. He wants more for us than a tepid faith and half-hearted routines at the dinner table. He's called you to a life of courage, not comfort. This book will show you how to pray the prayers that search your soul, break your habits, and send you to pursue the calling God has for you. But be warned: if you're fine with settling for what's easy, or you're OK with staying on the sidelines, this book isn't for you. You'll be challenged. You'll be tested. You'll be moved to take a long, hard look at your heart. But you'll be inspired, too. You'll be inspired to pray boldly. To pray powerfully. To pray with fire. You'll see how you can trade ineffective prayers and lukewarm faith for raw, daring prayers that will push you to new levels of passion and fulfillment. You'll discover the secret to overcome fears of loss, rejection, failure, and the unknown and welcome the blessings God has for you on the other side. You'll gain the courage it takes to pray dangerous prayers.

Craig Groeschel is extremely consistent in the structure of his books.  He likes to break things into “parts” with short chapters.  Dangerous Prayers was no different.  It was also classic Craig Groeschel talking about his past stories and teaching us what it taught him so that we can grow as he did.  

You’ll find yourself first immersed in a prayer of “Search Me”.  He shares stories of his shortcomings, having to ask God to help him get out all of the things that might be off, or even wrong.  From there you’ll move to a prayer of “Break Me”.  This is a tough one, so hang onto your seat.  He builds a compelling argument for wanting God to break you through your trials, rather than praying them away.  Finally, you’ll be praying that prayer of “Send Me”.  

This book kept me going on every page.  It never tired or got dull.  It was a huge eye-opener throughout all three of the prayers.  It’s also great for a book study and lends to hours of discussion.  Grab this one!

Written by Dan
This is my collection of bible study lessons and book reviews. I am the Pastor of Northern Light Church in St. Helen, Michigan. I am also a graduate of the Willmington School of the Bible, part of the Liberty University Rawlings School of Divinity.