Dirty Glory: A Review of Pete Greig’s Latest Book

dirty-gloryIt was with great anticipation that I received Pete’s new book, which is said to be the sequel of a book that changed my life, “Red Moon Rising: How 24-7 Prayer Is Awakening a Generation.”  I was not disappointed as Pete recounts stories of the growing 24-7 prayer movement with further insight into the joys and complexities of this seemingly uncontrollable worldwide phenomenon.  Most people, religious or not, pray and want to know more about what prayer actually is.  This book and this movement continues to provide ways for us to learn what prayer might look like for you and me, along with inspiring stories of answered prayer.

One of my favorite things about this book is the authenticity with which Pete writes. He never comes across as one who knows it all, but he is humbly real with his own thoughts, concerns and fears surrounding this adventure of prayer and life with God.  This posture of vulnerability opens up so much wealth of insight for people who know little to nothing about prayer along with those of us who are continually learning more even though we have been a part of various movements with God for many years. This posture of authenticity makes it easy for ALL to learn from and appreciate.

I really enjoyed the stories of peoples adventures with prayer.  You simply start smiling as you read about the faithfulness of God to answer prayer as people venture out to take action, which proves powerful to transform people and culture.  This is so important.  It is not just about sitting in a room and praying, but it is moving on from that place to pursue what you think God has revealed and seeing how your prayers become enfleshed in you to transform the world around you.  It is getting your hands dirty in the world, hence the fitting title of this book.  Simply put: It is our words or prayers becoming flesh like Jesus.

Overall, I highly recommend this book.  It will inspire people to see that prayer is a beautiful thing that is far more practical and exciting than we sometimes think.  It will give clear steps through learned experience of ways to pray effectively and what core values can help you sustain a powerful life of prayer and action.  It even provides a study guide at the end of the book.

Get ready for some great insights and powerful stories that truly can lead you to go where your best prayers take you.

I received this book from Tyndale House in exchange for an open and honest review.

You can purchase the book by copying this link: https://amzn.com/1631466151

For more on the 24-7 prayer movement go here: https://www.24-7prayer.com

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