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The Power of a Simple Prayer
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"Max Lucado has been an inspirational and spiritual leader for my family and me for many years. If you’ve never heard him speak, you need to. If you’ve never read one of his book, read this one. I promise, you will be inspired."

– George Strait, member, Country Music Hall of Fame –

"Before Amen has a winning combination of simplicity and depth. This book is appropriate for people who struggle to pray and for all who long to pray more effectively. Max’s ‘pocket prayer’ is brief but comprehensive; it helps readers turn to the Lord quickly and easily—in all circumstances. Before Amen is practical, enjoyable, and inspiring."

– Sarah Young, best-selling and award-winning author of Jesus Calling and Jesus Today –

“So many books on prayer make it seem daunting and complicated. This one makes it simple, clear, and childlike—which, after all, was Jesus' point.”

– Philip Yancey, author Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? –

"A new book by Max is like going back to your favorite restaurant. You know it's going to be delicious because it never disappoints. And Before Amen is a perfect next book for Max. The deeper he goes into the Word, the more crystallized and simple his message becomes. Delicious, satisfying, and always nourishing. Like good food, you'll grow from it."

– Kathie Lee Gifford, cohost, the fourth hour of the Today Show –

“If you know that prayer is important but often struggle to seek God consistently—this book is for you. In Before Amen, Max Lucado will not only lead you to want to pray more but will show you the power of simplicity in taking your needs before God.”

– Craig Groeschel, senior pastor, LifeChurch.tv; and author, FIGHT: Winning the Battles that Matter Most –

“My friend Max Lucado has given us one of the finest practical tools for understanding, utilizing, and experiencing the power of prayer that has ever been written. In Before Amen you will be encouraged and inspired to make communicating with your heavenly Father a way of life.”

– Dr. Tony Evans, president and founder, The Urban Alternative; and senior pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship –

"No one draws in my heart as a reader like Max Lucado. I've waited for years for him to write on prayer and when I read Before Amen, it was everything I'd hoped it would be. If you want your prayer life to come alive like never before, read Max's simple yet profound insights in this book. One of my top ten reads for 2014!"

– Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times best-selling author, Unglued; and president, Proverbs 31 Ministries –

“When Max Lucado writes, he gets my sit-up-straight attention. And his words on prayer are some of the most riveting and poignant I've read. Max shows us how prayer is simple yet powerful, momentary yet eternity-changing. We all need this book.”

– Rich Stearns, president, World Vision US; author, The Hole in Our Gospel and Unfinished –
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