“What if the problem with the church isn’t what we are doing but rather what we are not doing?”
Thankfully, she didn’t make me beg, (though I would have). Teri Lynne kindly, promptly, emailed me a copy while I was vacationing–I inhaled her book in one sitting.
The thing is, Teri Lynne penned my very own heart in this book, and wrote on such a touchy subject, with beautiful grace and humility.
This is the email I sent to her immediately after I finished reading:
I just finished this book in the car on the way home and I sit here weeping. You have penned my own heart thoughts regarding the church and I’m convicted and encouraged about my own attitudes and actions. Thank you so much for gracing me with this copy. I cannot wait to review this for others on my blog. I pray the Lord uses these words to encourage revival from the pews!
And Now I’ve had time to let it marinade, I’ve caught my breath and reflected a bit on her words–my opinion stands.
Teri Lynn’s book comes at a critical time in our faith journey as Christians. If you follow any number of Christian blogs at all, you’ve likely seen the chatter about the failings of the modern church. I have read a lot on this topic myself lately, and Teri Lynne’s book addresses this issue but in a completely different way.
What if instead of complaining about our Pastor’s and our ministry teams, we prayed for them?
What if we took a good hard look in the mirror first and recognized our role in the church, as members of the very same body–and what if, were willing to humble ourselves and repent? Can you imagine what that would look like?
Teri Lynne provides a beautiful, humble account of her journey within the church, as a Pastor’s wife, and ministry leader, and as a fellow member of the body. Her transparency regarding her own struggles with church is beautiful and humbling–equal parts convicting and hugely encouraging.
Prayers from the Pews: The Power of Praying for Your Church is not a passive read. Teri Lynne has included a prayer guide adapted from the book of Acts that could be easily used in a small group or sunday school, setting. You’re encouraged actively pray these prayers.
Join me, lets get on our knees for our churches and start a revival from the pews!
Teri Lynn’s book is available now for kindle, print version is coming soon!
*This book was provided to me, for free, for the purpose of my review. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own. This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure HERE.
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