“Prayers that Changed History,” by Tricia Goyer

I recently had the chance to read “Prayers that Changed History,” by Tricia Goyer. This nonfiction book was published June 30, 2015, by ZonderKidz.

About this book (from the back cover):

One prayer can change everything, says bestselling author Tricia Goyer in Prayers That Changed History.

Martin Luther. Sojourner Truth. Helen Keller. St. Patrick. We read their stories, and of other people like them, in history books and hear about the amazing things they did to change the world. But one part of the story is often left out: Each one of them wouldn’t have accomplished what they did without prayer.

In Prayers That Changed History, the stories of twenty-five notable people are presented along with how prayer changed their lives and changed history. Following each historical example is a biblical story that ties to that person’s life and actions, as well as ways you can use the power of prayer in your life as well. Because God isn’t done changing the world yet, and he would love to use you to make history.

Includes images of each historical figure.

Final Verdict:

This book has proved a fantastic supplement to our homeschool curriculum. It features 25 short biographies, but instead of simply telling the life story of each figure, it also shows how prayer impacted the path each person’s life took. There are direct quotes from prayers each person prayed, and discussion questions at the end to help your children apply the lessons to their own lives. Each bio is broken into short, easy-to-read sections. We read one biography before bed, and it was a great time of family discussion. This would also be great for older children to incorporate into their own individual studies. Highly recommended!

If you’d like to check out Prayers that Changed History, it is currently on sale for $7.99 for the Kindle version (regularly $12.99). If you prefer a physical copy the paperback version is currently on sale for $8.57. Remember, Amazon’s prices can change at any time.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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