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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
Mountaintop Mornings by Alysa VanderWeerd is a powerful spiritual tool designed to help us connect with God over a period of a year. In the presentation to this devotional, the author captures the symbolism of the mountain in scripture and explains why it is important for us to get up to the mountain every morning to converse with God. Prayer, according to VanderWeerd, has an integral place in our life — it allows us to get closer to God, to uncover His will and His plans for our lives. But how can we pray effectively and in the way that pleases God? The answer is simple: using God’s own word, because it reveals God to us and equips us with the voice to use to speak to Him. How much better can we pray than with the words of the one who inspires us to pray, who reaches out to communicate with us, to steer our steps towards His Divine Heart?
With this conviction, the author moves on to provide us with biblically inspired prayers for each day for a period of one year. The book also includes a 3-year journal, a tool that readers can use to formulate their own prayers, note their inspirations, and write down their plan of action as they journey with God. This book is well structured, with each prayer followed by an “Amen” and questions to guide readers in deepening their understanding of the Word of God. The prayers are thematically arranged, each infused with a powerful message, a revelation about God’s love, nature, and endearing solicitude, His plan for our lives, and His abiding grace.
This book will awaken a powerful spiritual consciousness in readers as they deepen their understanding of God’s word and as they surrender to the promptings of His spirit while learning to speak to Him each day. Mountaintop Mornings also features encouraging and empowering words from the author, who allows her personal experience to speak to readers as well. Alysa VanderWeerd’s book is a gift to receive with gratitude and to share with generosity, a wonderful gift of faith and a path to spiritual awakening. So highly recommended.