Author and popular pastor Adam Stadtmiller wants readers to join him on a radical journey to offer “game-changing” prayers that can re-ignite life, change the world and enhance intimacy with God. Releasing Praying for Your Elephant: Boldly Approaching Jesus with Radical and Audacious Prayers today from David C Cook, Stadtmiller has written the book to not teach on the subject of prayer, but rather to challenge readers to pray.
Written for anyone who struggles with prayer and wants to grow in their prayer life, the book is receiving significant endorsements from respected journalists, authors and more:
“Many of us are reluctant to ask anybody for anything; we don’t like feeling indebted. And asking Almighty God, who already knows what we need, for something seems impertinent or superfluous. But these attitudes are flawed. Adam Stadtmiller clears away such mental debris and allows us to see God’s desire for us to express our longings clearly and consistently to the One who loves us most. It’s part of the relationship God longs for us to have with Him, knowing and being known.” – Marshall Shelley, vice president of Christianity Today
“With Praying for Your Elephant, Adam Stadtmiller doesn’t deliver a formulaic book on how to make God do what you’d like Him to do through prayer. Rather, he gives a hopeful and compelling look at what talking to God might look like if we’d have the audacity to believe He has hope for us beyond anything we can imagine. Read this book. The time invested could change everything.” – Brian Hardin, founder of Daily Audio Bible and author of Passages
“After hearing Adam speak many times, I imagined that his writing would be just as inspiring, entertaining and biblical. After beginning this book, my hunch proved true! Praying for Your Elephant called me to a place of childlike freedom in my prayer life, a timely and needed word. Thanks, Adam!” – Rebecca St. James, singer, songwriter and author
“Humorous, brilliantly written, audacious and encouraging, Praying for Your Elephant is a fun read full of wonderful stories. I was inspired by this book to upgrade my prayer life!” – David Levy MD, clinical professor of neurosurgery at University of California, San Diego, and author of Gray Matter
The idea for this new book started with a random prayer. Adam saw an ad where–for a huge fee–an elephant could be brought to a youth outreach event. Almost in jest, Adam and his team prayed that God would make it happen for free. The extravagant way God answered that prayer years later in Thailand left him humbled and hungry to pray even bigger prayers.
“While I can’t promise that God will give you these ‘elephants,’ I can say that by praying for elephants you will come to know him in a way you never have while diving deep into the adventure that is the prayer-filled life,” affirms Stadtmiller.
This book is intended to help readers identify their own elephants (prayers), create specific and strategic requests, break through self-imposed boundaries of prayer, partner with God in His answers to prayer and pray for their future. The end of each chapter includes a short study guide for groups, churches and/or leadership teams, as well as “Prayer Prescriptions” to give readers tools to explore and re-imagine their prayer lives. Bonus content includes a grid to track 100 answers to prayer requests, a 6-week small group resource, discussion questions and a weekly prayer challenge.