Sunday, November 1, 2015


A Woman's Battle Plan for Serious, Specific
and Strategic Prayer 

 You have an enemy . . . and he’s dead set on destroying all you hold dear and keeping you from experiencing abundant life in Christ. What’s more, his approach to disrupting your life and discrediting your faith isn’t general or generic, not a one-size-fits-all. It’s specific. Personalized. Targeted.

So this book is your chance to strike back. With prayer. With a weapon that really works. Each chapter will guide you in crafting prayer strategies that hit the enemy where it hurts, letting him know you’re on to him and that you won’t back down. Because with every new strategy you build, you’re turning the fiercest battles of life into precise strikes against him and his handiwork, each one infused with the power of God’s Spirit.

New York Times bestselling author Priscilla Shirer, widely known for her international speaking, teaching, and writing ministries, brings her new role from the 2015 film War Room into the real lives of today’s women, addressing the topics that affect them most: renewing their passion , refocusing their identity , negotiating family strife, dealing with relentless regrets , navigating impossible schedules , succeeding against temptation , weathering their worst fears , uprooting bitterness , and more. Each chapter exposes the enemy’s cruel, crafty intentions in all kinds of these areas, then equips and encourages you to write out your own personalized prayer strategies on tear-out sheets you can post and pray over yourself and your loved ones on a regular basis.

Fervent is a hands-on, knees-down, don’t-give-up action guide to practical, purposeful praying.

Fervent: A Woman's Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer 
Published August 1st 2015
 by B&H Books 
ISBN: 1433688670
5 Stars

Have you watched the recently released movie War Room? 
I have not yet had the privilege, but I have seen the trailer for it and do look forward to watching it.   Priscilla Shirer makes her debut appearance in this film and it inspired her to write this book.  
I had heard so much talk about this book that I really looked forward to reading it and seeing what everyone was talking about.  I was pleased when it arrived at the easily understandable layout. 
 The first chapter is titled "This Means War" and she really means it.  First she explains that she wants this book to be used in every possible way and that by the time you are finished it should look abused (marked up, written in, folded pages and not something you would even think of regifting). To be honest this gave me a chuckle.  Most authors want you to show care and appreciation when handling their books, which I do.  After getting into this book I finally understood what she meant. I found myself jotting notes int he sidelines and underlining and highlighting so many places.  The second thing she says in the first chapter is that this is not a book about prayer and it's not.  She explains that we are being attacked from all sides, but this is a war we can win.
God created prayer as a way for us to get into personal contact with him and his eternal realities-day or night. We must understand that prayer is what opens the portal that brings heaven down to earth.  
We must remember that Satan is not flesh and blood and he plays dirty and will hit us where he knows it will hurt, our relationship with God.  He will use any means necessary. When the enemy attacks it can come in many different forms and we must put on God's armor as in Ephesians 6:11. 
 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
 You might ask what the armor of God is, it is the shield of Faith, the helmet of Salvation as well as the Sword-the very Word of God. Yet what drives everything is Prayer. 
  As with any war, one must develop strategies to fight the enemy. Ms. Shirer polled a large cross section of women, asking them to tell her the primary ways the enemy attacks.  After looking at all the answers she came up with 10 that are most common that Satan directs the hardest and these are the ones she addresses in her book.  
*Against Your Passion
*Against Your Focus
*Against Your Identity
*Against Your Family
*Against Your Confidence
*Against Your Calling
*Against Your Purity
*Against Your Rest and Contentment
*Against Your Heart
*Against Your Relationships
She encourages each of us to write down our own battle plans for dealing with each of these areas based on scripture.  This is not a physical warfare, but rather a spiritual one.  These strategies are to help you remember to pray and what to pray.  They help you put on you armor of God each day.  The book is designed and has pull out prayer cards in the back.  They are a little bit bigger than an index card. She encourages the reader to pull these out and use them.  Place them in strategic places around the house as a reminder.  
At the very end of the book there's a place for notes, but if your like me you will have notes written on all the pages.     
This is a wonderful book that helps you take a hard look at prayer and what you need to do to combat the enemy.  Follow the easy instructions and soon you will be battling your war, but fully suited up in God's armor to do battle.  

This book is available in both ebook and paperback format. 
I would recommend this book to anyone.  It is written as a woman's battle plan, but it can be used by men just as easily.  

*I received this book free from B & H Publishing book review program. I was not asked to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions's 16 CFR, Part 255
guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. 

PriscillaShirer - C 

Priscilla Shirer is a wife and a mom first.  But put a Bible in her hand and a message in her heart and you’ll see why thousands flock to her conferences and dive into her Bible study series’ each year.
A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, Priscilla holds a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies and loves nothing more than to serve her sisters in Christ through the teaching of God’s Word.  She considers it a privilege to serve believers from every denomination and culture by helping them to know the truths of Scripture intellectually and by encouraging them to experience these truths practically by the power of the Holy Spirit.
In addition to Priscilla’s participation in many church and para-church conferences across the  globe each year, Going Beyond Ministries hosts AWAKEN – an outreach event in their hometown designed to encourage and mobilize women locally. This free gathering brings together thousands of women from different denominations and backgrounds several times a year for an opportunity to not only hear the Word but to live it out in practical ways.
The ministry also equips believers with Bible study resources by partnering with LifeWay Christian resources.  Priscilla has authored 10 video driven studies on a myriad of Biblical characters and topics including Jonah, Gideon, the Exodus, discerning God’s voice and the latest study, The Armor of God.
Priscilla has published numerous books including Discerning the Voice of God, God is Able, the New York Times Bestseller The Resolution for Women and Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan for Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer.
Priscilla has been married to Jerry for 16 years.  Between studying and writing, she spends most of her time cleaning up after (and trying to satisfy the appetites of) their three growing boys – Jackson, Jerry Jr. and Jude.


  1. Love the black background, good color for the topic. I am reading the book now. It is great! I saw the movie "War Room" and was blown away! I told everyone to go see it. When it comes out on DVD, my husband says we will need to buy it. Kat, you should definitely see it. #BHBloggers

    1. Janet, thank you for stopping by. I loved the book. I have not saw the movie and I think if I had it would have made the book so much better. I am planning to purchase it when it comes out. Thank you again.

  2. Every time I read one of these reviews, I look forward to reading it! This was terrific!

    1. Thank you Michele for stopping by. I loved the book, but think it would have been much better if I had of seen the movie. I will use this book over and over again. Thank you again for stopping by.