This book is part of a series of books and writings that are being republished and re-imaged for the modern reader. At first, I wasn’t sure what to think of this idea, but then I read a book that was written by Madeleine L’Engle (the author of A Wrinkle in Time) that had originally been published in the 80’s, but republished with a fresh and trendy cover. I don’t think these are by the same publishers, but I adore that older books and classic writings are being re-introduced today. I would not have picked up a copy of this book, Answers to Prayer, had it not been republished in a modern way.
This book is a collection of diary entries and other writings by George Muller. You might have heard about him? He was the man behind the English “Orphan House” during the mid to late 1800’s. Over the span of his care, the orphanage was able to provide for over 10,000 orphans…and most miraculously (literally), without the aid of Muller seeking out financial assistance to run the orphanage. Muller relied on prayer for all support, and saw God provide time after time, often at the last minute.
Reading this at a time when my prayer life has dipped significantly, I found encouragement in the pages. The principles and examples of prayer Muller set from the writings in this book and through his life are outstanding. Muller’s faith was deep. His prayer life was beyond active; it was like oxygen to him and the orphanage. I wish I could say the same thing about my prayer life. Muller’s writings should be a staple read for any Christian.
The book itself is a bit thinner than I expected, but the writing is powerful. Also, you see the white part of that book image? That’s actually a cover that can be removed (like normal hardback books have). The blue cover is textured and reminds me of how vintage hardcover books feel. I really liked the cover color and texture.
All in all, this is a deeper read, but definitely well worth your time!