In finding a desire inside to want to relate personal issues in my lifetime to my children and grandchildren, as well as influence them with how Christ can protect, heal, save, empower, and accompany us, I found writing to be unequaled in its ability. As the writing advanced, I found myself seeking the Lord so much on the issues that have sprung up throughout the years, that I could hardly wait for the next opportunity to sit down and write and experience His presence again as He spoke through scripture and His Holy Spirit. These times with God helped clear up questions that obviously had remained unanswered for far too long. When giving loved ones a chance to read some of the text, I was surprised at how they yearned for more. When a few close friends would read, their laughter and concern assured me that not only was the text informative and helpful, but entertaining as well. This led me to ask God for guidance as I pondered through prayer if these stories were to be written in book form and shared with many people. The day to day situations that the book is comprised of ranges from light, trivial matters to major life changing events that helped me realize many can benefit from the physical, heart, soul, mind, and spiritual issues presented. True events are captured that lasted mere moments whereas others lasted a period of years. The purpose then is to help people see that through the worst situations Jesus can and does mold us into righteousness, desires for us to live in peace, and bids us to relate to Him as friend AND the Savior/King of the world. Parenting may not be explained to us in full when we first become parents. If it was, there would probably be a lot less people who would apply for the job. This subject occurs many times in the book. The lessons God teaches us through our own children and even our grandchildren attest to the fact that when we think we've "arrived" and have things down pat, we've actually still got a long way to go. The hardest "mo
Prayer Testimonies by Julie Gonder was published by Outskirts Press in November 2013 and is our 40221st best seller. The ISBN for Prayer Testimonies is 9781478721963.