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What if there was something readers could do that could positively influence others and change their lives in the process?
As 2009 approached, New Year's resolutions were the last thing on River Jordan's mind. Her sons were both about to go off to war and all she could do was pray for their safety and hope to maintain her strength, until she unexpectedly came upon the perfect New Year's resolution-one that focused on others instead of herself. She would pray for a complete stranger every single day for a year.
In Praying for Strangers, River Jordan tells of her amazing personal journey of uncovering the needs of the human heart as she prayed her way through the year for people she had never met before. The discovery that Jordan made along the journey was not simply that her prayers touched the lives of these strangers, but that the unexpected connections she made with other people would be a profound experience that would change her life forever.Watch a Video
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River Jordan's writing career began as a playwright where she spent more than ten years with the Loblolly Theater Group. She is the author of three critically acclaimed novels. She speaks and teaches around the country and produces and hosts her own radio show from Nashville, Tennessee, where she and her husband live.From Publishers Weekly:
In this memoir, Jordan (Saints in Limbo) recounts stories of a year in which, when both of her sons were deployed to war zones, she decided to pray for a complete stranger every day. The results were extraordinary, as time after time she was led to pray for the stranger who needed it most: a nurse whose husband just had surgery, a teenager with visible bruises on her neck and arms, a young soldier coming home to a newborn daughter. Jordan writes eloquently about her experiences and the lessons she learned, but ultimately the book grows repetitive; with no context or depth given to these strangers, their stories run together and lose their distinctiveness. Additionally, with little context given to Jordan's own life and activities, the book reads more like a diary than a cohesive narrative, and her habit of ending every chapter with neat, tidy conclusions and moralizing contributes to this choppy, disconnected effect. Regardless, the idea of praying for strangers is admirable, and a reader looking for inspiration may find hope and grace in this account of the blessings of a prayerful life. (Apr.)
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Book Description Berkley Hardcover, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110425239640
Book Description Berkley Hardcover, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0425239640
Book Description Berkley Hardcover, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0425239640