In her new book Talking to Jesus, Jeannie takes the conversations Jesus had with the people in the book of Matthew and shows us how each of these conversations could be giving us some insight on how to “pray” or talk to God. Jeannie cleverly describes each interaction with Jesus to take us back in real time to the streets where Jesus walked. We are able to imagine what it must have been like to be the leper, or the woman with the issue of blood who desperately needed healing.
In this quick, easy read, Jeannie helps us uncover how to not only pray for ourselves and our needs, but also to pray for others and children. She takes the story in Matthew of the centurion who approached Jesus and asked for healing for his servant, and shows us how we too need to step out in faith no matter what others think.
She clearly elaborates on what it must have been like for the centurion to risk his reputation and honor by approaching Jesus. Jeannie gives us a new perspective on these stories in Matthew and gives us some insight into talking with Jesus.
I love how she makes it so clear that prayer isn’t something that has to be done a certain way with certain words, but that prayer is simply talking to Jesus just like these people did who met him face to face.
Each chapter ends with a few reflective questions that encourage us to pray our own prayer. Jeannie doesn’t tell us what to pray or how to pray, but simply guides us with thought provoking questions that lead us into a new way to talk to God.
The simplicity of this book gives readers hope that prayer isn’t complicated and reminds us that prayer isn’t all about us. I love the focus Jeannie puts on being sure we are praying for others.
This is a great book for those looking to communicate with God in a fresh way and gain insight into the stories of Jesus’ encounter with people just like you and me.
I’m giving away a free copy this week! Just leave a comment on Facebook and you will be entered. Giveaway goes through Sunday at midnight! I’ll announce the winner on Facebook and through email Monday morning!
Love & Blessings,