(Book review) The Prayer Coin: Daring to Pray with Honest Abandon

Reviewed by: J. J. Hanna, a Professional Writing major at Taylor University


Introduction

Title: The Prayer Coin: Daring to Pray with Honest Abandon

Author: Elisa Morgan

Publisher: Discovery House

Publication Date: 2018

Format: print book

Length: 191 pages

OVERVIEW

What if we looked at Jesus’s prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane with the image of a coin in
mind? Two sides, honest and abandon, with an edge that allows the single object to flip or turn or
be one or the other and yet a single coin all at once. This is the image Elisa Morgan looks at in
The Prayer Coin, and as she dissects how Jesus prayed “Take this cup, yet not my will,” she
teaches us how we can pray in the same way. Not either honestly or with abandon, but both at
the same time, flipping from one to the other as we grow in intimacy with God.
She writes with a tone that gives the impression of sharing a cup of coffee with her, telling
anecdotes from her own life as she learned how to pray in this way, and introducing complex
concepts with the simple stories of her family and friends.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5)

5 stars

Suggested Audience

Christians looking to grow in their prayer life.

Christian Impact

This book has the ability to revolutionize how we speak to our Father, bringing us to deeper trust and intimacy with our Creator.

Discussion questions are included in the back of the book for use by book clubs or Bible study groups.

 

 


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