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Power Through Prayer by E. M. Bounds

Power Through Prayer (1913)

by E. M. Bounds

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This book stresses the importance of prayer, particularly for preachers. And, basically, that's it. The point is well taken - for all of us, not just those who preach - but in twenty short chapters (the book is only 128 pages long) I could not find any other message. And some of the requirements he suggests for preachers seem not just radical, but pretty much impossible.

A pity, because the other book I read by EM Bounds was encouraging and helpful. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
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  TMBClibrary | Sep 2, 2014 |
E.M. Bounds convicting book moves pastor's to pray fervently; however, it is repetitive. He doesn't expound on the way to pray or how to establish a good prayer life. I would recommend this book for anyone who needs encouragement in prayer, but be prepared to read the same thing over and over again with little variety. ( )
  erikssonfamily | Feb 25, 2010 |
What is the difference between a preacher of the letter and a preacher filled with the Spirit? In Power Through Prayer, E. M. Bounds issues a passionate call for lives based on prayer. It is much prayer that leads to anointed preaching.
  BethanyBible | Dec 14, 2009 |
"There are preachers innumerable who can deliver masterful sermons..., but the effects are short-lived and do not enter as a factor at all into the regions of the spirit where the fearful war between God and Satan, heaven and hell, is being waged because they are not made powerfully militant and spiritually victorious by prayer." So says E.M. Bounds in this classic book on prayer. Bounds says over and over from every angle, that a pastor may be highly educated, earnest and gifted in rhetoric, but if his life and sermons are not saturated in prayer, his preaching will be ineffectual. "Preaching is not the performance of an hour. It is the outflow of a life. The sermon grows because the man grows. The sermon is holy because the man is holy." A sobering, instructive book. ( )
  seoulful | Nov 13, 2009 |
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"The preacher is commissioned to pray as well as to preach. His mission is incomplete if he does not do both well. The preacher may speak with all the eloquence of men and of angels; but unless he can pray with a faith which draws all heaven to his aid, his preaching will be 'as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal' for permanent God-honoring, soul-saving uses."  --E.M. Bounds E. M. Bounds was a Pastor around the time of the American Civil War.  It is said that he prayed daily for three hours before he would begin work on his writings.

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Power Through Prayer teaches readers that prayer is much more than just another thing to cross off their lists each day. This guidebook provides believers with information about the most effective ways to use prayer to better understand God's word, fully appreciate divine power, and more deeply commune with God. Power Through Prayer has the potential to transform a static but faithful Christian life into one that is dynamic, ever-changing, and always learning,… (more)

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