Peace through Prayer

Rest and Restoration for Your Soul

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Pub Date Apr 02 2024 | Archive Date Not set

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Discover how daily friendship with God through prayer restores us from the inside out and brings us peace as we experience anxieties, suffer past hurts, and face chronic difficulties. With biblical insights and inviting storytelling, James Banks shows how God transforms the way we see ourselves and others through the power of prayer.

Discover how daily friendship with God through prayer restores us from the inside out and brings us peace as we experience anxieties, suffer past hurts, and face chronic difficulties. With biblical...

Advance Praise

Peace through Prayer is a book I’m going to reread often because there is something in my DNA that causes me to see God as someone to be feared and avoided as much as possible. A woman in an undeveloped country said, on hearing the gospel for the first time, ‘I hoped there must be a God like that somewhere.’ There is. In a time of high anxiety and fear, this book and the God to whom it refers is the antidote . . . and a refreshing one. Read this book and give it to all your friends. -- Steve Brown, founder of Key Life Network, author of Laughter and Lament, and radio broadcaster

True inner peace is one of the rarest things to be found in our restless world. James Banks points the way to a fresh discovery of the supernatural peace God has promised His people. -- Jim Cymbala, senior pastor of The Brooklyn Tabernacle

This book about peace will give you peace! The rising anxiety of our age is treated as a puzzling symptom, something to be managed or controlled or even medicated. And yet few have connected rising anxiety with low levels of prayer. What if we were made to be in a praying fellowship with our heavenly Father? What if that were normal, and if you took normal away, we were left with anxiety, restlessness, and guilt—the modern depression trinity. James Banks takes us into the world of prayer. He looks at it from multiple angles, all of which ‘restore our soul’—that is, put it back into relationship with our heavenly Father where it belongs. The result? Peace. Peace we were made for. Peace that quiets our guilty consciences and calms our fears. A peace, as Jesus said, not as the world gives. -- Paul E. Miller, author of A Praying Life and A Praying Church

If you are like me, your heart longs for a conversational intimacy with God, to feel as though He is right there with you every moment, awake and asleep. This book helped me in surprising ways and I believe it can help you. James has such a conversational intimacy with the Scriptures that they pour out of every paragraph. This book might cause you to take your phone and your watch and put them out of sight, so that you can just be with God. A must-read! -- Robby Dilmore, The Christian Car Guy broadcaster and retreat leader

Occasionally I will read a book and think, I want to read this again. Peace through Prayer is one of those. In his newest book, James Banks combines rich biblical teaching about prayer with encouraging examples from his own life and from church history. The result is practical help for a more enjoyable and fruitful prayer life. Highly recommended! -- David Beaty, pastor of River Oaks Community Church and author of An All-Surpassing Fellowship and Keep Your Spiritual Edge

Reading Peace through Prayer feels like receiving an encircling hug from a safe and caring pastor—one who shares with you the life-changing, unconditional love of Jesus. Profound but accessible, this exploration into the gift of peace is one I recommend wholeheartedly. -- Amy Boucher Pye, retreat leader, spiritual director, and author of Transforming Love

Peace through Prayer is an encouraging and challenging book where James Banks takes stories from Scripture, stories from life, and the truth of Jesus and weaves them all together to point us to a peace that transcends understanding. James gives us practical ideas on how to incorporate prayer into our lives and allow God to lead us every day. This book is great for anyone who is looking to deepen their faith and trust in Jesus and learn how to lean on Him. -- Chris Sasser, pastor and author of Bags: Helping Your Kids Lighten the Load

Peace through Prayer is a book I’m going to reread often because there is something in my DNA that causes me to see God as someone to be feared and avoided as much as possible. A woman in an...

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"Peace through Prayer" by James Banks is fantastic spiritual literature amidst the vast sea of books. The book captivates with its thoughtful structure and intuitive formatting, making it a compelling companion for any prayer session.

Each chapter unfolds smoothly, with no need for prior knowledge, and it maintains a certain simplicity that welcomes all readers. The author's clear writing shines through. He articulates with ease, making the book accessible and engaging even for people who don't read a lot.

Clear headings, concise subsections, and well-organized content. The book contains quotes and easy-to-follow bible verses. You can open your bible and find everything without trouble. The "Pursuing Peace" section at the end of every chapter with prayer instructions (more of a gentle guide) was my favourite part of the book. "Peace through Prayer" by James Banks is a guide and a source of inspiration for those seeking help in their spiritual journey.

Moreover, the author's adeptness at presenting biblical truths to the modern world is praiseworthy. The book seamlessly bridges the gap, making the lessons applicable today. James Banks discusses the 'now', making the book relevant for us in our daily lives today.

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What an absolutely wonderful book. This book would be great as an individual study or as a group study. Banks has done a fantastic job of offering help and hope through anxiety with prayer. Love this book.

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Meditate and relax as you grasp the power of prayer and positive and peaceful vibes all around.Great read!

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Finding Inner Peace Through Connection: A Review of "Peace Through Prayer" by James Banks
In a world brimming with anxieties and challenges, "Peace Through Prayer" by James Banks offers a refreshing perspective. Banks argues that true peace isn't simply the absence of troubles, but a deep inner calm cultivated through a genuine connection with God.

The book delves into the power of prayer as a form of daily communication and companionship with the divine. Banks uses relatable storytelling and biblical insights to illustrate how prayer can transform our outlook on ourselves, others, and the world around us.

While the book is grounded in Christian faith, its message of finding peace through connection and self-reflection resonates with readers of diverse backgrounds.

If you're seeking solace, inner strength, and a renewed perspective on life's challenges, "Peace Through Prayer" offers a valuable guide along the path.

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Peace through Prayer by James Banks was a blessing to me. I used this as my nightly devotional - what better way to end the day than by reading about how to achieve peace with prayer? I found the authors writing style to be engaging and easy to understand. This book was jam packed with comforting biblical references, primarily using the ESV and NLT translations. It also included quotes from many renowned Christian authors, preachers, and theologians, such as C. S. Lewis, Charles Spurgeon, G. K. Chesterton, Oswald Chambers and others. I found the author's personal anecdotes to be meaningful, the chapter I found most impactful for myself was "Persevering in Prayer," and the part I found most helpful was the section that contained several scriptures with "prayer starter" at the end of each one.

I recommend Peace through Prayer to anyone looking to find peace in these turbulent times, and doesn't want a book that requires a degree in theology or dictionary and thesaurus to understand. It was a great way to drift off to sleep by praying and contemplating peace.

4/5 stars

Thanks to NetGalley and the author for the opportunity to read the ARC. I was not required to write this review, which reflects my honest opinion.

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This is a book geared toward Christian readers who are looking for a sense of peace (just as the title notes). It consists of thoughtful sections on a variety of topics. Some of these include peace with the past or with worries or with rest, among others. Interspersed throughout the text are suggestions for things a person might do. One of the first of these is a suggestion to reread a quote from C.S. Lewis. There are also boxes throughout that make important points.

I think that this title will appeal to its intended audience.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Our Daily Bread Publishing for this title. All opinions are my own.

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Peace through Prayer by James Banks is a book everyone should have on their bookshelf. Peace through Prayer is easy to read and follow. It gives you focus and direction. I love how it gives you examples from the Bible and you do not have to have a degree in Theology to understand. I wrote down so many notes, I can't wait to get the hard copy I ordered to reread and highlight.

This is a definite recommend to anyone, whether you have your life together or not. Peace through Prayer helps guide you to make prayer a habit, to communicate with Jesus and love him with all of your heart.

Thank you NetGalley for the opportunity to read this wonderful book.

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An Amazing Book

James Banks writes about the many ways we can find peace through prayer. He defines what prayer is and cites various scriptures whereas it is quoted that we will find peace by faith in God's love.

This book will guide you to a better understanding of God’s Word, and help you to live a more meaningful and stress-free life. It is a jewel for anyone desiring to grow closer to God. Highly recommend.

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