"Wow, wow, wow. What an inspirational journey!" --Frank R. - Los Angeles, CA
I love romance novels from Nicholas Sparks and Richard Paul Evans but have never read anything that was spiritual or religious. One of my friends from church told me for two months to read this book and I finally got it on my Kindle. I found myself at some points sobbing, then laughing, and the end left my heart full of joy. Mostly, I found myself believing in prayer again. I've been praying more. For that reason alone, I love this book.
--Claudia W. - Elmwood Park, NJ
"I can't imagine any woman who knows about his book will not walk but run to get it. A rare book which goes deep inside your heart." --Andrea D. - Pompano Beach, FL
"The power of the Holy Spirit shines forth as Jackie tells her story of challenge, love and healing in her book The Prayer, A Love Story. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and highly recommend it." ----Deacon Jodi Moscona, J.D. - CatholicLife Television, Baton Rouge, LA
"If a good book on prayer is one that entices the reader to pray, then The Prayer, A Love Story by Jacqueline von Zwehl is one. As you read this book, you'll find yourself compelled to put it down at times, and pause, and sob, and pray; pick it up again, and think, and laugh, and love: truly, a cathartic journey! The Prayer is neither a theological treatise nor a spiritual manual. Prayer, here, is not a concept nor a theory, but an existential journey with two travelling companions: Hope and Certainty. Both lead to Love. For, indeed, genuine prayer is ultimately an act of love. As such it should put others first. Just like the father who conceals a stroke on his daughter's wedding day in order to walk her down the aisle and open the dance floor with her, only to die soon thereafter on Christmas day. Just like the mother, too, who had to bear it all inside her for weeks so her daughter could enjoy her honeymoon. I have read hundreds of book on prayer, including a few excellent ones. But none has had the power to stir me so deeply as to cause me to mingle tears with prayer, as this one did. Jacqueline von Zwehl is one gifted author who writes from a unique vintage point: her Arab Christian parents migrated to the US from Bethlehem the very town where Jesus was born. An absorbing reading!" ----Father Godé Iwele, O.M.I., Albany Diocese