The Extraordinary Power of Praise Review

Book Review: 

The Extraordinary Power of Praise by Becky Harling is a 6-week study of the psalms for those with an anxious heart, whether you are a worrier in general (and especially right now, who isn't) or have a diagnosed anxiety disorder. Through her study, she teaches the reader to pour their heart out to God authentically and then praise God by faith passionately.

You will need your Bible with you as you go through the study, as the passages you are meant to read are not printed in the book. The author also instructs you to underline and highlight in your Bible as you go.

Each week includes 5 days of reading and homework, though Harling urges the reader to adapt it to make it fit their life. Each chapter ends with questions for your personal growth. The questions are actually thought-provoking and helpful, as opposed to flat and cheesy as they often are in studies like this, and there is actually space after the question large enough to write the answer (biggest pet peeve of mine)!

Overall, the reader gets the sense that the author wrote this book because she cares about the reader. She even gives her email in case the reader needs to ask for prayer.

I really enjoyed this study, though I read it quickly to post a review rather than going though at the pace you're supposed to and answering the questions. As I read, I actually felt called to gift a copy to a friend, as I though that person might benefit from it, which is fun! Overall, I gave this 5/5 stars.

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.