Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Book Review- Pray For Me


When Rick Hamlin was rushed to the ER, he was immediately admitted to the ICU. No quick diagnosis was made, and for two weeks the doctors struggled to keep his body alive as Rick struggled to keep his faith alive. PRAY FOR ME is the story of one man’s spiritual odyssey to learn how to pray in a new way as healing slowly came and a medical crisis became a spiritual opportunity–a chance for him to learn he was being called to something new, to be born anew. In the end the doctors were never able to diagnose the cause of his illness, but Rick is convinced that the healing came through prayer.


Rick Hamlin is the executive editor of Guideposts magazine, where he has worked for over thirty years. He is the author of three novels and a spiritual memoir, Finding God on the A Train. Rick and his wife, writer Carol Wallace, live in New York City, where they’ve raised their two boys. He’s been a long time contributor to the bestselling devotional Daily Guideposts and regularly blogs on prayer at


I sat and read this book in two sittings. It reads like a story and I felt so invested in what the author was sharing about his ordeal. I love how open and honest he is throughout the book and how he shares about his own struggles to pray for himself as he went through this health crisis. I could relate to everything he said and felt.

He always comes back to the fact that a God is with us even when we don’t feel it or when we question why. It felt so good to be reminded time and again about the goodness and love of God for us. I highlighted so much of this book and I know I’ll come back to it time and again.

I highly recommend this book! You will be as blessed by it as I was. I give it 5 out of 5 stars. 

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by FaithWords

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