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Prayers That Changed History

From Christopher Columbus to Helen Keller, how God used 25 people to change the world

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Prayers That Changed History—a collection of stories from bestselling author Tricia Goyer—highlights twenty-five historical figures whose lives were changed by the power of prayer. Featuring both biblical examples and personal application, you will learn how to apply this same transforming prayer to your own lives.

One prayer can change everything, says bestselling author Tricia Goyer in Prayers That Changed History.

Martin Luther. Sojourner Truth. Helen Keller. St. Patrick. We read their stories, and of other people like them, in history books and hear about the amazing things they did to change the world. But one part of the story is often left out: Each one of them wouldn’t have accomplished what they did without prayer.

In Prayers That Changed History, the stories of twenty-five notable people are presented along with how prayer changed their lives and changed history. Following each historical example is a biblical story that ties to that person’s life and actions, as well as ways you can use the power of prayer in your life as well. Because God isn’t done changing the world yet, and he would love to use you to make history.

Includes images of each historical figure.

Contributor(s) Tricia Goyer
About the Contributor(s) Tricia Goyer

USA Today bestselling author Tricia Goyer is the author of more than 40 books, including the novelization for Moms’ Night Out. She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like and Tricia and her husband, John, live in Little Rock, Arkansas, where Tricia coordinates a Teen MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. They have six children.

UPC 025986748012
ISBN-10 0310748011
ISBN-13 9780310748014
Publish Date Jun 30, 2015
Weight (lbs) 0.6500
Height 8.00
Width 5.25
Length 240
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zonderkidz
Price $12.99
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Lisa
Overall Rating
Prayers that Changed History is a great book to read with your children to show them how people in history have used prayer to get through situations they were facing. It really shows real life stories that prayer is real and that it works. It is great for the kids who love history, because this book have 25 amazing prayers.

(I received this book in return for my honest opinion) (Posted on 12/8/2015)
Review by Fitzysmom
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In Prayers That Changed History Tricia Goyer uses her exceptional talent as a historical fiction writer to take you and your children on a journey through time allowing you to see through personal prayers how historical events were changed.

She begins with Polycarp and shares a bit of background surrounding the eventful prayer and then shares the prayer itself. Knowing about the events that are going to lead to Polycarp's ultimate death and then reading the prayer that he spoke just before the event is powerful. Following the story of Polycarp are twenty-four more testimonies of people throughout history that turned to prayer during a turning point.

While I liked the information and prayer by the person I really appreciated the other applications that were made about each person. Tricia includes a section that talks about how the prayer changed history and then she concludes with a section that draws a parallel to a segment in the Bible.

This book would make a great addition to a family devotional time on the importance of prayer. Of course if you are a homeschooling family this would be a great add in as you study each of these figures throughout history. I think that your family will find the book interesting while they are learning facts that aren't always covered in common textbooks.

I would note however that some of the subject matter is a little graphic (some are put to death and other more mature subject matter is discussed) but it is all presented in a very tasteful way. I agree with the age recommendation of eight and above.

I look forward to using this book over and over again in our studies and family devotional times. If you are looking to enhance the practice of prayer in your family I recommend this book highly.

I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review. (Posted on 10/22/2015)
Review by Jalynn
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I really enjoyed this book. If you are an history buff, you will absolutely love the information and prayer history behind the 25 notable people listed in the book. It's really neat learning new things and learning some new things about people that you thought you knew everything about. There is a common saying, "prayer changes everything". The people listed about in the book can attest to that as I am sure many of us can. God is ever faithful and when we pray to Him it is connect our request and our faith to our Father and that is always a good thing and it in fact will change the course of your life as well as the course of history.

Martin Luther, Helen Keller, Sojourner Truth, they were all different people that came from different walks of life but they each shared a common thread: they knew where their strength came from and they knew what could change the course of the battle they were facing. The author takes you on a journey through each person's situation and shows you how God changed everything with a simple prayer.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review through my participation on the Z Blog Squad. (Posted on 10/22/2015)
Review by April
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This book was the perfect book to get you thinking about and self evaluating your prayer life. As we continue to see moral decline in our country we must stick to getting on our knees and petitioning the Holy Spirit and God to soften our hearts back to HIM! Back to loving our creator and loving others will move us in the right direction.

I loved reading the prayers that were said and the mini history lesson from when it took place. Each section also gives you the year, a picture, when the person lived, "something to think about," "how it changed history," "in their words," how it is related to the Bible, and how we can use the prayer in our own life.

If you want your prayer life to get a kick start then get inspired by reading these amazing prayers in "Prayers that Changed History." It is only $12.99 on Zondervan. (Posted on 10/17/2015)
Review by Jackie
Overall Rating
Prayers that Changed History has been a great addition to our history curriculum, as it covers such a broad section of history. Going from 69 AD – 1945, this book fits into pretty much any curriculum. It is a great book for those days that you need a break from the norm or if you need a good writing assignment. I highly recommend it for ages 6 – high school. We have enjoyed reading about these different historical figures and applying their lessons to our lives.

{I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and a good review was not guaranteed.} (Posted on 10/17/2015)

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