- Title: Pray for Me: Finding Faith in a Crisis
- Author: Rick Hamlin
- ISBN: 9781478921646
- Page: 481
- Format: Hardcover
In a crisis, all you can do is trust You have to surrender, and surrender is at the heart of prayer.When Rick Hamlin was rushed to the ER, he was immediately admitted to the ICU No quick diagnosis was made, and for two weeks the doctors struggled to keep his body alive as Rick struggled to keep his faith alive PRAY FOR ME is the story of one man s spiritual odyssey to lIn a crisis, all you can do is trust You have to surrender, and surrender is at the heart of prayer.When Rick Hamlin was rushed to the ER, he was immediately admitted to the ICU No quick diagnosis was made, and for two weeks the doctors struggled to keep his body alive as Rick struggled to keep his faith alive PRAY FOR ME is the story of one man s spiritual odyssey to learn how to pray in a new way as healing slowly came and a medical crisis became a spiritual opportunity a chance for him to learn he was being called to something new, to be born anew In the end the doctors were never able to diagnose the cause of his illness, but Rick is convinced that the healing came through prayer.
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It’s intensely personal. You really feel for him as he struggles through horrible health issues. He is so open about both physical and spiritual struggles. As his life hung in the balance so did his faith. It’s wonderful to read of God’s healing in his life.It’s not just the story of his illness and healing. It’s the story of his life. Each chapter covers roughly a day in the hospital and one other life changing event so there are lots of flashbacks. He is a good writer. He takes a tri [...]
Hamlin nearly died, spending nearly two weeks in the hospital as physicians battled a nondiagnosed condition. He shares his hospital experiences, weaving into the narrative a memoir of his earlier life.The main point of Hamlin's book is the importance of prayer. Suddenly losing his ability to breath well, he was hospitalized. He went through test after test but a diagnosis could not be made. Good health gradually returned. He writes of his experience, “e doctors kept me alive, the prayers heal [...]
I enjoyed this book and read it pretty quickly. I bumped it down one star because it was written in a somewhat pretentious tone at times (you could definitely tell him and his wife went to Princeton and live in NYC), and it felt a bit melancholy. Rick and his wife belong to the Episcopal Church, so there were some different spiritual references and practices mentioned than those I'm familiar with (I'm Baptist). However, I did enjoy reading Rick's story.
Pray for Me: Finding Faith in a Crisis by Rick Hamlin is Hamlin's autobiographical story of a health crisis that he went through. During this particular crisis he was too ill to pray for himself, as often happens during a tough health crisis. He said, "I've always believed that when you can't pray for yourself, it's other people's prayers that sustain you. They do what you can't do."In Pray for Me, Hamlin shares many details of his health crisis, mostly chapter by chapter, during the nearly two [...]
If you’ve been following me here on , you’ll know that I’m not a big fan of the God-as-Fairy-Godmother approach — that you can pray to God to miraculously cure oneself or someone else. However, my attitude towards this has been changing a bit. I recently read Evan Moffic’s The Happiness Prayer, and came away thinking that prayer might have some kind of healing element to it. Well, here comes another book about the healing power of prayer, but Rick Hamlin’s Pray for Me is remarkab [...]
Pray for MeFinding Faith in a Crisisby Rick HamlinFaithWords / Center Street FaithWordsChristianPub Date 19 Sep 2017 I am reviewing a copy of Pray For Me through FaithWords/Center Street and Netgalley:This book reminds us that it is not what we do, but what God does. The author points out too that prayer feels good, because in prayer we not only get in touch with the Lord, but a larger part of yourself as well. In this book Rock Hamlin talks about when he was rushed to the hospital, for two week [...]
I sat and read this book in two sittings. It reads like a story and I felt so invested in what the author was sharing about his ordeal. I love how open and honest he is throughout the book and how he shares about his own struggles to pray for himself as he went through this health crisis. I could relate to everything he said and felt.He always comes back to the fact that a God is with us even when we don’t feel it or when we question why. It felt so good to be reminded time and again about the [...]
Pray for Me: Finding Faith in a Crisis is a touching memoir by Rick Hamlin. Hamlin went through a huge medical ordeal, after which he not only found physical healing, but also spiritual healing. The book predominantly covers Hamlin’s thirteen days in the hospital, and also talks about his life afterward. The book reminds us that life is uncertain, but God’s love is unchanging.Pray for Me is a well-written memoir, and I enjoyed reading about Hamlin’s journey. We all face very difficult obst [...]
This is one of those rare books where you are left in awe after finishing the book. What Rick Hamlin has been through and how God has shaped his life is incredible. While it wasn't an easy road and he had to walk through a battle, God showed up and did the impossible. The books is mainly about while we face tragedies or difficult circumstances and we don't know how it's going to turn out, we have a God who we can completely rely on, who knows how it's going to turn out. He has us in the palm of [...]
Pray for Me: Finding Faith in a Crisis by Rick Hamlin (Faithwords; 2017) is a recounting of a medical crisis by a longtime editor of "Guideposts" magazine. Hamlin, who also posts blogs mainly on the topic of prayer, received a master lesson on the topic of prayer when, in the autumn of 2016, he came down with a catastrophic illness that left him unable to breathe and pondering the end of life. In the manner of a diary or journal, Hamlin goes day-by-day through his two-week medical ordeal to expo [...]
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