Praying God’s Promises, by Linda Evans Shepherd

Popping in to leave a review of a book which I was required to read and review on this blog. 😉

Title: Praying God’s Promises

Author: Linda Evans Shepherd

Genre(s): Prayer

Rating: [not rated]

Romance Content: None, from what I read.

Recommended age range: None, unfortunately. 😦

My Review:

FTC disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review. I was not obligated to leave a positive review. These are my honest thoughts and opinions.

DNF (Did Not Finish)

I must admit that I went into this book with an uneasy feeling about it, mainly because I noticed that there are fourteen translations of the Bible used in it. I am a KJB-only Baptist, and while I tolerate other versions in books occasionally, I do not see the need to use fourteen different translations. I would ordinarily put the book down as soon as I saw that; however, I had received this book in exchange for an honest review, so I determined to give it a try, with my King James Bible in hand to look up references with.
While the translation thing was one of my main problems with this book, I found other things I did not agree with as well. I don’t feel comfortable reading (or recommending) this book, because I don’t agree with the theology in it.
For one thing, a quote from Mary Ruth Swope (from her book The Power of Blessing Your Children) is in this book. It says. “By becoming members of the family of God, we receive full rights to the blessing of our father, Abraham. And like Abraham, we can pass on God’s blessing to our children and grandchildren, just as our forefathers did.” I do not believe that we become children of Abraham when we accept Christ; I do not see where that is written in the Bible. (I do understand that this quote was not written by Mrs. Shepherd, but she seems to agree with Ms. Swope, since she referenced it.)
Some verses in the Bible seems to be taken out of context/misinterpreted in Praying God’s Promises. It is true that God has made many promises to New Testament Christians in His Word, but the author “claimed promises” that were not made to her (such as the promise that God made in Exodus 9:16 to Moses).
I apologize if this review came off as harsh or unkind, but those are my honest thoughts from the 40+ pages I read of Praying God’s Promises. I am disappointed to say that I cannot recommend this book to any Christian.

**I received this book in exchange for an honest review (posted on my blog and another website, such as Amazon) from Revell Reads. I was not required to give a positive review.**

 

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