By Peter Wooding, European Bureau Chief for ASSIST News Service
Leading The Way’s Founder and President Dr Michael Youssef is calling for an extraordinary prayer movement to be ignited in hearts, homes and churches across the globe in his latest book Life-Changing Prayers.
In his book Dr Youssef uses several examples of ordinary people in the Bible who prayed extraordinary prayers to an extraordinary God:
“In Life-Changing Prayers I share more about the broken, ‘ordinary heroes’ of the Bible. People like David, Jonah, Daniel and more,” explains Dr Youssef.
“These Biblical heroes were not so different from us. As readers listen in on their desperate, hope-filled prayers, they will learn how God can radically transform their lives—and even the course of history—through their prayers.”
Dr Youssef says he had to learn the hard way himself the importance of prayer in the early days of his ministry:
“I had not learned to completely rely on God. I ran myself into the ground and eventually came down with double pneumonia. But God used this sickness to teach me one thing: We cannot do anything of eternal value unless we first spend time in worship, prayer and praise to Jesus Christ.”
Many key authors and leaders are sharing just how powerful the message of Life-Changing Prayers is:
“Life-Changing Prayers will make you rethink how and why you pray and bring you closer to God in the process.” – Mark Batterson, pastor and New York Times bestselling author
“This book will become a classic.” – Dr. R.T. Kendall
“This is no ordinary book. It is passionate and penetrating, insightful and inspiring. Read it… and reap!” – Dr. O.S. Hawkins, president and CEO of Guidestone Financial Resources
“Michael Youssef’s Life-Changing Prayers will create both inspiration and faith to find out for yourself just how great our God is!” – Jim Cymbala, pastor and New York Times bestselling author
Dr Youssef concluded: “To this day, early-morning prayer is the foundation of my life and ministry. This is why I am so excited to share the message of Life-Changing Prayers. I want everyone to experience the power of God in their own lives.”
To find out more about Dr Youssef’s book, visit LTW.org.
About Leading The Way:
Now celebrating 30 years of ministry, Leading The Way‘s television and radio programs are broadcast in 26 languages to audiences across six continents. Leading The Way also produces DVDs, CDs, books, a monthly devotional magazine, and daily e-devotionals to spread the light of Christ. This Atlanta-based ministry utilizes field ministry teams to evangelize seekers, disciple new believers, and help the persecuted in places where it is dangerous to follow Christ. Dr Youssef’s unique perspective has given him a platform to speak boldly into today’s issues and provide Biblical solutions to the challenges Christians are facing today.
About Dr Michael Youssef:
Michael Youssef, PhD, is the Founder and President of Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef. Dr Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before moving to the United States. In 1984, he fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming an American citizen. He holds degrees from Moore College in Sydney, Australia, and from Fuller Theological Seminary in California. In 1984, he earned a PhD in social anthropology from Emory University.
He has authored more than 35 books, including popular titles The Hidden Enemy and The Barbarians Are Here. He and his wife reside in Atlanta and have four grown children and ten grandchildren.
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