The Pray-ers – Vol 1 “Troubles”

5 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

$23.95

Product Description

The Pray-ers (Book 1) “Troubles” is the first book in a three-part series that teaches prayer through the fun of a novel.

There are:
3 Prayer Heroes, over
3 Historic Eras, across
2 Continents,
1 Nine Foot Tall Angel,
 and a host of demons.

The men and women in this book will model prayer for you. I am constantly teaching that “Prayer is more caught than taught” and I believe that you will enjoy reading this Historical Christian Fiction.

Troubles is the first book in The Pray-ers series.  It is a fictional novel series where men and women model prayer in their daily lives. This book is a fun read as it dives into the power of prayer.

Troubles focuses on the lives of three prayer warriors, separated by hundreds of years and located on two different continents.

Read about the life and loves of Epaphrus’ nephew from the first century. Enjoy the Yankee turned Southerner itinerant preacher from Georgia during the War Between the States (Alexander Rich) and the modern day track coach (Dr. Dale Riley) from Macon Poly Technic University. Share their troubles, frustrations and triumphs as they talk with God through this avenue that we call Prayer.

They are “The Pray-ers” and they will give you hope and inspiration in your daily life.

Size: 372 Pgs
8.5″ x 5.5″
Paperback

6 reviews for The Pray-ers – Vol 1 “Troubles”

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Please refer to our CREW Review by Home-Schoolers. As of today there are 59 reviews for you to see:
    http://schoolhousereviewcrew.com/the-pray-ers-book-1-troubles-ctm-publishing-atlanta/

  2. 5 out of 5

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    From Megan: From My Full Hands and Heart Blog

    The Pray-ers / Book 1- Troubles {TOS Review}
    God has recently been speaking to me about spiritual warfare. He has used several different people and resources to teach me how to combat the warfare that is constantly going on around us. One of the things He has brought into my life is this book – The Pray-ers / Book 1- Troubles by Mark S. Mirza.

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    59 Reviews from CREW

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  4. 5 out of 5

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    This review came to me VIA email from G. C.
    http://markmirza.com/almost-like-i-was-living-your-book-2/

  5. 5 out of 5

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    We have a different kind of Homeschool Review Crew review to share with you today: a book review of Mark S. Mirza’s novel, The Pray-ers / Book 1 Troubles, published by CTM Publishing Atlanta.

    About The Pray-ers by Mark S. Mirza
    Mark S. Mirza describes himself as a prayer teacher and preacher, and it is obvious from this book that he is a very gifted teacher who has been granted a great deal of wisdom about prayer and the spiritual realm.

    Mark S Mirza

    The book has a number of different settings, one in Bible times following the life of Biblical Epaphras and his fictional nephew, one in post-Civil War Georgia following the life of real itinerant preacher Alexander Rich, and one in modern-day Georgia following the life of a fictional descendant of Alexander Rich. In addition to these, there are scenes with angels and demons in the spiritual realm related to each of those historical settings. There are also a lot of secondary characters to get to know and keep straight. This can be a little confusing, but I found it manageable for the most part. The characters in each setting learn about prayer as they go about their daily lives.

    My Thoughts about The Pray-ers
    I really wanted to like this book. I was so excited when I watched the introductory video because it sounded awesome!

    The book has so much potential and is actually full of excellent teaching about prayer, but the editing really let it down in my opinion. The characters were well-developed and I really did care what happened to them, but the action was extremely slow and the book itself is quite preachy and didactic. I spent the first half of the book just trying to get through it, but then I started getting into it about halfway in (far too late as books go, but I least I did at some point.) In the last few chapters, things started really happening and I thought, “Finally!” and then it abruptly ended with very little resolution which I found quite disappointing.

    I had hoped to share this with my 12-year old daughter, but aside from the fact that I don’t think she’d enjoy it due to the lack of action, it includes some mature content including thoughts of a married man about his wife and discussions of premarital sex, abortion, and alleged rape so I decided not to share it with her after all. None of these are handled in an inappropriate manner for an adult reader. The latter three are in the context of believers dealing with regrets from past decisions and how gossip affects believing communities. They just aren’t things I want to have to explain to my 12-year old for the sake of this book.

    I do want to reiterate that this book is full of great teaching on prayer. I highlighted many gems of wisdom, learned a lot, and found myself praying more often and more effectively while reading it. So in that, it is a definite win.

    Here are four of my favorite quotes from the book. I’ve made images from them so that you can pin and remember them as they are full of wisdom!

    Instead of trying to attain victory by doing battle against a demon, our role in spiritual warfare is to allow the already victorious Jesus to live through us.

    Instead of trying to attain victory by doing battle against a demon, our role in spiritual warfare is to allow the already victorious Jesus to live through us.

    “My responsibility is to be obedient, for God demonstrates time and time again who He is and that He can be trusted.” Hael

    “My responsibility is to be obedient, for God demonstrates time and time again who He is and that He can be trusted.” Hael

    The key, when you are praying for direction, is first to have no unconfessed sins in your life, and then trust God to give you no peace until you find His will.” Alexander Rich

    “The key, when you are praying for direction, is first to have no unconfessed sins in your life, and then trust God to give you no peace until you find His will.” Alexander Rich

    “What you do not gain by works, you cannot lose by works.” Aikaterine

    What you do not gain by works, you cannot lose by works.” Aikaterine

    This last one was my favorite quote, and I’ve found myself pondering it several times in the time since I finished the book. What an encouraging reminder that it’s all grace!

  6. 5 out of 5

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    The Pray-ers (book 1) is a great book to help guide in how to pray Scripture back to God. This book is written in three time periods each with a teacher-student relationship where the reader can see how the student is instructed, challenged and grows in there prayer life.
    Most women will enjoy reading this book as there is romance in each era.

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