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RESOURCE CENTER AND ARCHIVES

Prayer can answer the soulís questionscomment (0)

April 1, 2004

By Betty Baggott


I have many happy memories of my dear friends Timothy and Denise George. They were so special to my husband and me when we lived in Birmingham. Both are excellent writers and have many books to their credit. They are people to be admired and both mean much to the Kingdom of God.

Denise sent me a copy of her new book “Tilling the Soul.” Indeed it is a book to open one’s heart and quicken the Spirit. It was hard to put it down once I started reading the first chapter. Once again, in her own unique style, Denise makes the reader think you are sitting down having a cup of coffee with her.

With candor and love she takes you through her personal season of challenges. In baring her soul she shares many lessons she has learned about prayer.  She covers such subjects as

Father, do you hear me when I pray? Am I praying hard enough? How should I pray when my need is urgent? What can I learn from pain and prayer?

In her own words Denise writes:

“I have been a Christian believer for over 40 years.  Yet even after that length of time, I still have areas of doubt. I still ask hard questions of faith.  You probably also deal with difficult spiritual questions. I meet many mature Christian women today, who like me, have unanswered questions about God and prayer. I want to share with you some of the insights God has revealed to me through my own pain. I pray that this book, ‘Tilling the Soul,’ will in some way encourage you and that these words will give you hope and will keep you praying throughout your own painful times.”

Because I too sat many weeks at the hospital with my dad I could identify with Denise.

A lonely hospital can cause one to do a lot of soul searching. But her circumstances were made even harder by a medical error that resulted in the death of her beloved father. She allows one to walk through the deep valley with her and listen in on her personal conversations with God.

“Tilling the Soul” is a daily reflective Bible study that is designed to help us all in our personal growth with God. There are many truths to learn for the first time or to be reminded of all over again, such as:

God hears us when we pray.

God is all powerful.

God is all loving.

God expects us to wrestle with Him in prayer.

God expects us to pray with persistence.

On and on I could go about the contents of the book, but you just need to go to the bookstore and purchase it for yourself. Indeed I enjoyed it and as many of you know that prayer is the one thing that will sustain us as we go through the darkest moments in life.

With many illustrations and Scriptures that speak to the soul, Denise has added greatly to her long list of published works. To me this book is one of her best.

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