Thursday, July 19, 2012

When You Need a Miracle

When You Need a Miracle: 
How to Ask God for the Impossible

I first met Linda Evans Shepherd six years ago when I attended a retreat at which she was speaking, and I had the privilege of taking her to dinner - just the two of us. I was so pleased to find a woman who is down to earth and loves Jesus above all else. We each shared about our lives and ministries, and by the end of the evening she invited me to be a part of a group she founded The Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. We've been friends ever since.

When I received in the mail a copy of Linda's new book When You Need a Miracle: How to ask God for the Impossible I didn't know what to expect, and perhaps you have a few questions, too. From the title you might think she will try to give formula prayers you can repeat in order to talk God into getting what you want, or doing spectacular things in your life. That's not the case. More than anything, Linda gives sound biblical teaching that will draw you into a closer relationship with Christ.

Linda knows from personal experience how tragedy can impact a life, and what it is like to desperately need and want a miracle. She doesn't take this subject lightly. Discouragement, hopelessness, why our prayers aren't answered the way we desire and how to cope during those times, what it means to ask in faith, the importance of praise, and so much more is within the pages of this book.

Linda is the author of over thirty books including When You Don't Know What to Pray: How to Talk to God About Anything and When You Can't Find God: How to Ignite the Power of His Presence, and the co-author of the popular series The Potluck Club and The Potluck Catering Club. Linda is an international speaker and media personality and is the creator or and appears as a frequent host of Daystar's Denver Celebration. She's the president of the nonprofit ministry Right to the Heart, which has seen over 500,000 people come to faith in Christ. She is married and has two children.

Please leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Linda's new book. We'll pick a winner next week!


Linda Evans Shepherd, Founder said...

Hi Mary,
I'm so glad you enjoyed the book and I'm really thrilled you pointed out that this is not a 'name it or claim it' work. And yes, you got it - my goal is to draw people closer to the Lord. So I'm delighted you saw my heart. Plus, I try to gently lead people to pray through their issues and problems as they read the book. ; )

I'd also like to invite people to drop by the book's webpage to watch the book trailer at:
Linda Evans Shepherd

morningchild said...

I was able to hear Linda speak at a women's retreat a few years ago. She is truly an inspiration. I also am just starting to read "When You Can't Find God".

Pam Leibhart