"You will be swept up in the sheer force of the storytelling, the beauty of the prose, the many comedies of error, the exotic cast of characters, and-above all-the drama of Jared's prayer life."
"Jared Brock and wife, Michelle, were stuck. Church raised, and well versed in theology, as they got older, both realized they wanted more out of their prayer life. So they decided to do what medieval pilgrims did: go on a journey in order to devote their lives to living prayerfully. This entertaining book records their faith-filled adventures... the couple travel around the world, making stops in New York City where they dance with Hasidic Jews; go to Vatican City intent on having a meeting with Pope Francis... Fun and insightful."
"Jared Brock takes us around the globe on a whirlwind adventure in prayer. The first two chapters were a rot of mirth. I laughed until tears rolled down my cheeks, and I was only up to page 26!... A veritable who's who on prayer, Brock delves into the lives of many great prayer warriors, both past and present... Brock's journey to discover a deeper prayer life speaks to all of us. A highly recommended read for all those seeking a more active and profound prayer life."
From the Inside Flap
Last year I embarked on an adventure - a year of living prayerfully. I had no idea what a crazy year it would be. I hadn't planned to walk across a bed of hot coals. I didn't in my wildest dreams think I'd get to have lunch at the Pope's house.
I told people I wanted to spice up my prayer life, but this year wasn't about stuffing cilantro in a burrito- it was about learning how to cook. I felt a deep need for power in prayer as I tried to advocate for victims of human trafficking.
Centuries ago, people went on long spiritual journeys called pilgrimages. These trips helped people to refocus on things above. Somewhere along the way, we've lost that practice. I wanted to rediscover it. This book is a record of my modern-day prayer pilgrimage, written for all those who can't take a year off to traipse around the globe.
I wrote this for you.