I received a copy of AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO PRAYING FOR THE WORLD by Brain C. Stiller from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. This is a very complex book, and totally addicting. I planned to sit down and just read one section, but I ended up reading quite a few. I set it down on the table and a friend came over, saw it, and asked if she could read it overnight. Long story short, she kept it for way too long, and I was thrilled to get it back!
PRAYING FOR THE WORLD discusses different countries, such as Cambodia, the country’s history, some background from the author, and topics for prayer. I have heard about these countries, but nothing in depth, so this book really opened my eyes. I am a teacher, and in the past I have taught at inner-city elementary schools and a community college. Many of the students in my classes were from these countries. Their personal stories reflected what the author had written.
I found the prayer topics helpful for discussions with my family. I highly recommend this for prayer groups, Sunday schools, and family gatherings. There is much to think about within these pages, and even more to discuss with others.