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From the Back Cover

There is power through prayer!

For many Christians, prayer is nothing special, just something we're supposed to do––go to church, tithe, read the Bible, pray. But prayer should be so much more than an item on our "to do" lists.

With this time–tested manual for powerful prayer by author E. M. Bounds, you will...

* discover how effective prayers can transform you into a dynamic Christian
* gain a deeper understanding of God's Word
* experience personal and direct communication with God like never before
* know the fullness of divine power

If you're ready to unleash more power in your life, join E. M. Bounds on this prayer adventure. There is Power through Prayer––you must only claim it for your life.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

A chaplain during the American Civil War, Edward M. Bounds was a prolific writer especially about the importance of prayer in Christian life. After being released as a prisoner of war, Bounds traveled the country as an itinerant pastor, bringing many to the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 92 pages
  • Publisher: Trinity Press (July 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1619491214
  • ISBN-13: 978-1619491212
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,014 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 3, 1999
Format: Paperback
E.M. Bounds wrote 9 books, 7 of which were on the subject of prayer. My spiritual grandfather, Leonard Ravenhill, said of this book when he got it, "I purposed to go through this book at once. But I didn't do that. This book went through me!" Power Through Prayer is power-packed with sketches of the lives of some great men of prayer throughout the centuries. It is by far my most recommended book on the subject of prayer. Buy extra copies for all your friends, as well as any ministers you know. It'll bless their socks off!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Todd Hudnall on March 1, 2002
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There are many good resources on the subject of prayer; however, once you've understood the basics, I've discovered the greatest way to learn to pray is simply to pray. "Power Through Prayer" is packed with inspiration and motivation to get you started and to keep you praying. Bounds' primary target is the minister of the Gospel. His aim is sure and his words will certainly penetrate any sincere but prayerless preacher's heart. E.M. Bounds was a tireless man of prayer, whose words ring with authenticity, passion, and conviction. I have the entire series of Bounds' eight short books on the subject of prayer. "Power Through Prayer" is by far my favorite and a book I regularly go back to when my own prayer life is losing its fire. For a dose of prayer motivation, inspiration, and passion there is no better book than this classic 128-page work, "Power Through Prayer."
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Michael Taylor TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 24, 2004
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While Bounds has written a classic on how important prayer is for the pastor, the layperson can also learn much about prayer.
Among the important points covered include:
1. God is looking for better men and prayer is the preacher's most powerful weapon.
2. Powerful prayer and powerful preaching are inseparably linked.
3. For great preachers, God is the center of their attention and prayer is the road to God.
4. Keep God first in your morning thoughts.
5. Holy character is formed by real and powerful praying.
6. He who has prayed well also studies well.
7. God can work wonders when He can find suitable people.
Read and enjoy this classic and be encouraged to be a more powerful person of prayer!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Paul West on November 16, 2004
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I wish I could give this book 10 stars. E.M. Bounds wrote a book on prayer, and the result was a little book of timeless dynamite that goes straight for the jugular.

If this book doesn't drop you to your knees, nothing will. I've read a few books on prayer by such titans as Watchman Nee and Andrew Murray, but this book is certainly THE ultimate. Bounds was a Civil War chaplain and a Methodist preacher back in the 1800's -- the "old school days" when holiness was the standard and the Glory of the Lord filled the meetings. This, simply, is a book on prayer by a praying man who spent a lifetime on his knees before the Lord.

Bounds had a great way of laying tremendous spiritual truths into short, third grade level sentences. Quick reading (only 120 pages), but you'll want to read it over and over again to soak up all the glorious treasures. You'll spend a lifetime musing over them, incorporating the truths into your time spent alone with God. Bounds doesn't teach you how to pray, but the book's guaranteed to get you on your knees where Jesus will.

This has got to be the all-time classic on prayer, period. I can't imagine a more powerful, concise, or influential treatise on the subject. It's the best there is. Every line is inspired, not one sentence is wasted or superfluous. The book is worth over ten thousand dollars, but most Christian book stores have it in their bargain bin for under five bucks. God is so awesome!

Take advantage of this blessing and get the book! Your prayer life will be changed forever as you get closer and closer to Jesus.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Sutono, a.k.a., Birdey The Observer on April 17, 2007
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I have never read a book like this book about prayer with such an overwhelming weight, compelling exposition and reasoning in regard to why not only preachers, but christians should pray. What I mean by pray is one that is "...strongly into the heart and life as Christ's "strong crying and tears" did; must draw out the soul into an agony of desire as Paul's did; must be an inwrought fire and force like the "effectual, fervent prayer" of James; must be of that quality which, when put into the golden censer and incensed before God, works mighty spiritual throes and revolutions."(Ch.4)

I can not say I agree with everything Bounds said, but I can not help but be stricken with so many strong statements he made or quoted from the giants of Christianity in the past, among which are as follows (I have to restrain myself from revealing too much of the book):

- Preaching which kills is prayerless preaching. Without prayer the preacher creates death, and not life. The preacher who is feeble in prayer is feeble in life-giving forces. Professional praying there is and will be, but professional praying helps the preaching to its deadly work. Professional praying chills and kills both preaching and praying. Much of the lax devotion and lazy, irreverent attitudes in congregational praying are attributable to professional praying in the pulpit.(Ch.3)

- Prayer--secret fervent believing prayer--lies at the root of all personal godliness. A competent knowledge of the language where a missionary lives, a mild and winning temper, a heart given up to God in closet religion--these, these are the attainments which, more than all knowledge, or all other gifts, will fit us to become the instruments of God in the great work of human redemption. (Ch.
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