21 Seconds To Change Your World by Dr. Mark Rutland

51q1zpXLSPL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_When an excruciating bout of depression led Dr. Mark Rutland to more deeply explore prayer, he came to understand its miraculous power for soul restoration. Prayer is a declaration of our Father’s compassion
toward us, a confession of our own inadequacy, and a reminder that he meets our daily needs.

As it turns out, these are the elements of prayer Jesus taught his disciples. Praying and meditating on the Lord’s Prayer changed Dr. Rutland’s life, and since then he has used it to restore others’ souls as well.

Filled with moving stories and powerful insights, this book will help you discover the truth about God’s love and power, and this truth will bless and heal you. In the end, it’s not just about saying the Lord’s Prayer–it’s about getting to know the Lord of the prayer.

About the Author

Dr. Mark Rutland is a pastor, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author. He is president of the National Institute of Christian Leadership, preaches three times a month at Jentezen Franklin’s Free Chapel, and speaks 200 times a year. He is also a frequent guest on The 700 Club, TBN, James Robison, and 100 Huntley Street, and his radio program is the number one Christian teaching broadcast in Atlanta. Mark lives with his wife, Alison, in Atlanta, Georgia.

My Thoughts

When you don’t know how or what to pray, Psalm 23 and The Lord’s Prayer is a great place to start.  The author takes two powerful prayers, one by King David, and one by Jesus, an earthly great (several times over) grandson of King David, yet The King of Kings, and dissects them, studies them, and shows the reader the power of the words and message.  This book was birthed from one of the darkest times in Mark Rutland’s life, yet from his experience, and the experiences of many shared in its pages, light and healing can come from these prayers.

I highly recommend this book as a study for your group or ministry, personal study, or as a gift for one who is going through a difficult time, especially depression.  This message is timeless and needed in every generation.

Thank you to the author and Bethany House for a copy in exchange for this honest review.