Praying the Book of Acts (and the General Epistles) by Elmer Towns

Praying the Book of Acts is a good idea in theory.  The idea is that the author paraphrases scripture into a format that can be prayed.  It is a good idea.  I liked the prayer.  Although some just didn’t seem to fit the passage and that is one of my big pet peeves.  If your prayer isn’t the main idea of the passage then you aren’t doing it right.

My main frustration was the formating.  It was completely formated as if it were poetry (capitals at the beginning of every line whether it was the beginning of a sentence or not.)  If the formatting were different I would have a much higher review, but honestly the formatting really hindered my reading.  I do like the idea but one was probably enough for me.

A second, less important concern was the book introductions.  Each book of the bible had a fictional introduction trying to set the scene for the book.  I like the motivation, but when you start moving into fiction in a book about the bible you are treading on dangerous ground.

Overall, I liked the idea of finding scripture to pray.  But the way this book (and the many, many other books of the bibles that are also in the series) actually plays out just was not as good as I hoped they would be.

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