Book Review: Women Who Move Mountains

Women Who Move Mountains
by Sue Detweiler

Part workbook, part regular book, part devotional, Sue Detweiler’s, Women Who Move Mountains, helps individuals and/or small groups study the power  of prayer in every aspect of life.  How can we pray with peace instead of anxiety, with humility  instead of pride?  She begins each section by answering these questions with examples from Scripture, her own life, or her experiences in ministry.  In some ways, these chapters are about refining our identity through prayer.  The titles reflect that (I am Chosen.  I am Healed.  I am Secure.)  Each subsequent chapter  continues with the same topic, but this time focuses on Bible study questions and activities.

At the end of the book, Sue also includes 1″21 Days to a Spiritual Breakthrough.”  This section could be used as a daily devotional  to  complement the themes in  the rest of the book.

An individual reading the book could, of course, simply read the book content and skip the workbook-style questions, or enjoy all of  it.   The book’s format works especially well for book clubs, Sunday School classes, and other small groups.

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20 Books About Prayer

books on prayer

There are few things I enjoy as much as reading books, but talking about books is definitely one of them.

Getting good book suggestions…that’s another!

So, today, I’m sharing some of my finds with you.  Maybe there are books on this list you’ve read, wanted to read, or haven’t even heard of.  I hope you enjoy browsing through my ‘bookshelf’ and sharing your thoughts.

Let me know if you read a book on prayer that you think belongs on this list!  What I’ve collected here is by no means exhaustive.  I still have prayer books on my to-be-read pile that will make it onto this list one day.

  1. A Busy Woman’s Guide to Prayer by Cheri Fuller

    busy womans guide to prayer

  2. A Praying Life by Paul E. Miller

    a praying life

  3. Before Amen by Max Lucado

    before amen

  4. Confessions of a Prayer Wimp: My Fumbling, Faltering Foibles in Faith by Mary Pierce


  5. Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan to Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer by Priscilla Shirer


  6. Handle with Prayer by Charles Stanley

    handle with prayer

  7. The Kneeling Christian by Albert Richardson (originally published anonymously)


  8. Prayer: Does it Make Any Difference? by Philip Yancey

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    Prayer by Timothy Keller


  10. Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home by Richard Foster


Prayers for Families:

(Here in this section, I’ve included books that I’ve read myself, as well as others by the same author that might apply to you more personally)

11. The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian


praying parent12. The Power of a Praying Husband by Stormie Omartian

praying husband

13. The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian

praying wife

14. The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children by Stormie Omartian

praying adult children


15. The Power of Prayer to Change Your Marriage by Stormie OMartian

prayer to change your marriage


16. Prayers for Your Children: 90 Days of Heartfelt Prayers for Children of Any Age  by Dr. James Banks

prayers for children


17. Prayers for Prodigals by Dr. James Banksprayers for prodigals


18. Praying for Boys by Brooke McGlothlin

praying for boys

Bible studies:

19. Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer



20. Becoming a Woman of Prayer by Cynthia Heald

becoming a woman of prayer