Earley Book Review

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Introduction

Through his book, Prayer: The Timeless Secret of High-Impact Leaders, Dave Earley proposed guidance to help his readers to renew and to improve their prayer life. He wakes up our desires as spiritual leaders to be more effective and give more influence for the people of their thirst for God. Throughout the book, we can find that the method he offered provides challenge for those who read his writing. The purpose of this book is for spiritual leaders at all level to set aside a more significant time of prayer in a meaningful intimacy with God. Earley gave his observations on the life of many spiritual leaders about the important thing that affects the success of their ministry which is prayer. In order to lay emphasis on the importance of prayer, Earley said, "Prayer is certainly not the only act of leadership, but it is the indisputable common denominator of spiritual difference-makers in every generation and in any setting." He also identified nine disciplines of prayer Spiritual High-Impact leaders, which accompanied by examples in the life of biblical characters, both Old Testament and New Testament, as well as many Christian leaders from the early history of Christianity to the present.

Summary
The book consists of ten chapters, with the first nine chapters discuss the nine prayer disciplines identified through the life of some well-known spiritual leaders. The last chapter gives the reader an opportunity to analyze and conduct an introspection to their prayer life based on the nine prayer disciplines. There are many quotes that help the readers to apply the points listed on this book. Each chapter discusses the characteristics or specific discipline to help readers to transform their prayer life to become an impactful thing to other people. Here is a brief explanation of each chapter contained in this book. Chapter one, Value of the Power of Prayer, discusses about the statistic of prayer life among the spiritual leaders and the fact...
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