Review of Prayerful Passages: Asking God’s Help in Reconciliation, Separation and Divorce (Outskirts Press, 2016) by Jack H. Emmott
Reviewer: Tabatha Pope, The Librarian Book Blog, May 12, 2016
A Helpful Little Book
I went through a messy divorce about seven years ago. I was sad, angry, frustrated, and on the verge of completely losing my faith. I prayed daily for help and intervention. But I struggled, because, outside of the prayers I had memorized as a child, I really didn’t understand HOW to pray.
PRAYERFUL PASSAGES is a great answer to that problem. What a helpful little book! And even now, in my post-divorce dealings with my ex-spouse about our child, I find these short prayers applicable and useful. I’ll be keeping this one in the nightstand for those nights when I’m frustrated with my day, and needing some prayerful time in a “still, quiet place.”
I recommend this book to Christian couples dealing with marital struggles, together or separated, and to those in the midst or aftermath of divorce. Sometimes, it just helps to have a little guidance on the HOW, when it comes to prayer.