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Product Details

  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Sheaf House (August 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982483244
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982483244
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (306 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,007,519 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I ve read several books about prayer over the years but this one is by far my favorite! Diane is a gifted writer who will help you uncover so many misconceptions you ve picked up which have damaged your prayer life over the years. I can t tell you how many ah-ha moments I had in the midst of this enlightening, inspiring, read. I ve been inspired to start an entire new prayer journey! --Pete Wilson, pastor of Cross Point Community Church, Nashville, Tennessee

Diane's style is easy to read and honest. Prayer slackers beware! This book will grip your heart and challenge you to go to the next level. --Dennis Hayford, Director, Greater Mobile Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Written to the slacker in all of us, Diane Moody turns our 'tired' into triumph by helping us clear the path to meaningful time with God. --Nicole Johnson, author and dramatist with Women of Faith

About the Author

Born in Texas and raised in Oklahoma, Diane Moody writes both fiction and non-fiction. A graduate of Oklahoma State University and a former pastor's wife, she and husband Ken live in the rolling hills just outside of Nashville. Celebrating over thirty years together, they are the proud parents of two grown and extraordinary children, Hannah and Ben. When she's not reading or writing, Diane enjoys an eclectic taste in music, movies, great coffee, the company of good friends, and the adoration of a peculiar little puppy named Darby.

More About the Author

Born in Texas and raised in Oklahoma, Diane Hale Moody is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. She lives with her husband Ken (author McMillian Moody) in the rolling hills just outside of Nashville. They are the proud parents of two grown and extraordinary children, Hannah and Ben.

Just after moving to Tennessee in 1999, Diane felt the tug of a long-neglected passion to write again. Since then, she's written a column for her local newspaper, feature articles for various magazines and curriculum, and several novels with a dozen more stories eagerly vying for her attention.

When she's not reading or writing, Diane enjoys an eclectic taste in music and movies, great coffee, the company of good friends, and the adoration of a peculiar little pooch named Darby.

Visit Diane's website at dianemoody.net and her blog, "just sayin'" at dianemoody.blogspot.com

Customer Reviews

This book has rekindled my prayer life, and my desire to draw closer to God.
Jackie Kranick
I found that pulling up a chair right in front of me it seems like I am talking directly to God..
Joyce W. Williams
Confessions of a Prayer Slacker is one of those books you have difficulty putting down.
S. J. Jewett

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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful By S Wilson on July 10, 2010
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I guess I've read too many guilt-inducing tomes on prayer because this one ain't. Instead I felt inspired to start a actual prayer life (in contrast to the under-the-breath desperate mutterings I'm prone to), while laughing out loud at the author's wit and transparency of her own prayer struggles. This will energize you (while artfully knocking each excuse out from under you) to get serious about prayer. Guilt not included!
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Fred on July 22, 2010
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We're all slacking to do certain things. This book gave me a great perspective on prayer. "Confessions of a Prayer Slacker" is filled with great stories of the life change a relationship with God can bring you. She has a way with humor while confirming that God is always available to hear from you. God is not keeping a track record of your wrongs. He wants to spend time with you. After reading this book I wanted to spend more time with Him.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By S. L. Jacob on August 3, 2010
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I really enjoyed this book. Diane takes us on her own personal prayer journey with honesty & humor. I've read many books on prayer, most of which left me feeling even guiltier about my prayer life than before I read them. This book left me inspired, hopeful & encouraged to begin a new journey into a more meaningful prayer life. Our prayers really do matter.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Katy F. on October 17, 2010
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So, I admit it, I am a prayer slacker and that is one of the reasons why this book called out to me so insistently. I was really hoping that this book would give me a kick in the posterior and get me motivated to dedicate more one-on-one time to God every day. It did that and more--it gave me a lot of food for thought as well.

Now that I've finished the book, my copy is filled with little sticky tabs, marking interesting or important passages that I want to return to. Diane has provided a wonderfully motivational book that acknowledges her own weaknesses while at the same time helping other prayer slackers get closer to the point of becoming prayer warriors. Diane dispels a wide range of excuses, beautifully illustrates God's desire to spend time with you, and gives the reader a step-by-step process to be well-prepared and equipped to meet with Him every day.

I loved her visual explanation of Jesus waiting for her in the family room, each morning, with a hot, steaming cup of coffee, just waiting to have time together with her (pg. 63). That visual was really effective--I think I needed that visual to help get me motivated. Who could stand up Jesus for morning coffee?? It gave me a lot to think about. Prayer is more than just giving God a list of things to do or sending him a thank-you card. It is part of a relationship, during which you spend quality time in His presence and in His word.

I also really appreciated her "Gotta Haves" - a list of things that you should set aside for your morning prayer time. Her suggestion of keeping a prayer journal was helpful, but even more helpful was that she explained what it was.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Paula Lipper on September 19, 2010
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If you want to read a book that is going to guilt you into prayer, don't pick up this one. Diane Moody shares her heart with vulnerability and honesty with a mix of humor. I felt like I had a kindred spirit! While reading this short, but amazing book, I laughed with her and identified with her, and wanted what she has discovered in her journey to deepen her relationship with God. How many times does someone admit they have fallen asleep while praying? If we took a poll, I bet the percentage is higher than we think. Diane gives us some practical steps to take the leap from reciting The Lord's Prayer to inviting God into our everyday life and discovering who He is and how He longs to demonstrate His love to you. If you want to sit up on your pedestal with holy "thee's, thou's, and tho's", stay away from this book. If you want to discover a holy friendship with the Creator, read it, savor it, be challenged by it and acknowledge what a slacker you have been. God is waiting for you!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Tom Old Dude on September 18, 2010
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In a culture that majors in numbing by distractions, Diane's book on prayer is like a splash of cold water to the face. Her sass and soberness along with highly usable takeaways won't solve all prayer questions, but they will create the appetite to taste of prayers that connect. I loved the humorous quips, the heart-tugging confessions and the "aw, c'mon" guilt-free attitude that Diane serves up to those of us who have Prayer A.D.D. or just think the whole thing is a religious game. Be warned! Diane will have you laughing and learning and then longing to try once again to realize you are not the center of the universe. Now, I've got to pray about what I just wrote.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Knitting Gran on January 22, 2013
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This book could have been written by me. I once was a prayer slacker, got back into a decent prayer life, and am slacking again. I have used everyone of her prayerlessness excuses and then some. This book is priceless and is useful for getting out of prayerlessness only if you put your heart and mind and body into it. A great volume to read, digest and put into practice. Thank you, Diane, for readily admitting your slackness in prayer! One difficulty with the book on my Kindle was that several of the Bible verses were written as one letter per line which made reading them difficulty but then it could have been a fault with my e-reader.
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