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Trade Paperback
224 pages
Feb 2005

Confessions of a Prayer Wimp: My Fumbling, Faltering Foibles in Faith

by Mary Pierce

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Confessions of a Prayer Wimp is about finding strength in supplication. This lighthearted look at one woman’s attempt to walk closer to the Lord, while she pads along in her terry cloth slippers, will touch readers with its simplicity and honesty.

Mary Pierce shares the love in her heart and the thoughts on her mind as she tries to figure out how all the pieces of her life fit together. Women readers will certainly find themselves within the pages of this book. This reviewer often stopped reading to smile, nod her head, or even wince a bit. The author writes candidly about her Christian walk, and readers will feel called to get into step alongside her. Her words are a wonderful mix of encouragement, exhilaration and embarrassment. But that’s the stuff life is made of.

The book is divided into three sections, showcasing a gentle progression of spiritual maturity. The topics covered include everything from Pine-Sol to Botox to fifty pounds of carrots. The author gently and joyfully shows readers that God is interested in all aspects of our lives. For this reviewer, the story about the carrots was a vivid reminder of that blessed fact.

Each chapter ends with a few thought-provoking questions, which can help readers personalize the author’s message. Although Mary Pierce has a delightful sense of humor, this book is a lot more than an amusing look at life. She has a genuine desire to call women to a deeper walk with the Lord. Bypassing the theological jargon, she starts where women are right now, in real homes and real jobs. She acknowledges that life is often frantic and fearful, but confidently asserts that our prayers reach the One who can help us make sense out of it all.

Confessions of a Prayer Wimp is a reminder that bending the knees daily before the throne of grace is the surest way to rise above the problems of life. -- Joyce Handzo, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Is your spiritual life more like a fast-food run than an intimate dinner for two?

Whether it’s the busy mother’s wish to be Wonder Woman—minus the metal bra—or battles with an exploding hot water heater, or fighting the “Resolutionary War” of New Year’s Day, Mary Pierce understands the dilemmas of being a woman in today’s 24/7 world. From disorganized misery to extreme organizational mania (she used to refer to her children by their household chores: Cat Box Boy, Dishwasher Girl, and Garbage Can Baby), Pierce deals with our fumbling attempts to grow closer to God, encouraging us as she invites us to laugh, cry, love, embrace life, and pray!

In her humorous, conversational style, Pierce laughs at her mistakes and her prayers that seem more like advertising jingles (Lord, I need a break today, and Can you hear me now, Lord?). In Confessions of a Prayer Wimp, you’ll come to understand that faith is less about what you are or do or say, and more about who God is—someone who loves you no matter what you do.