Lift Up Your Hands: Raise Your Praise and Get Lost in God.Lift Up Your Hands: Raise Your Praise and Get Lost in God by Gloria P. Pruett Walk Worthy Press/Warner Books November 2005 $21.95, ISBN ISBN
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To allow oneself to experience praise represents more than an act--it's a lifestyle. Pruett helps her readers to navigate this journey from the outset. "Praise is like prayer--it's a way of life, and, once you start it, you'll love it," says Pruett.
Pruett, a Christian for 43 years, openly shares that she has only experienced praising for 20 of them. The 23 years that she did not understand praise and its benefits serve as the motivation for this well-written book.
Pruett explains in a simplistic sim·plism
The tendency to oversimplify an issue or a problem by ignoring complexities or complications.
[French simplisme, from simple, simple, from Old French; see simple manner, "Praise is a magnificent tool! God gets the glory, and you leave His presence with a Kool-Aid smile on your face that no devil in hell can erase."
Pruett's call is, "To share what I've learned about praise to help you develop and enhance your praise to God." She has achieved her goal in more ways than one. First, she walks the reader through The Book of Praise: Psalms Psalms (sämz) or Psalter (sôl`tər), book of the Bible, a collection of 150 hymnic pieces. Since the last centuries B.C., this book has been the chief hymnal of Jews, and subsequently, of Christians. . Then, 11 of the 27 chapters have a worksheet entitled "The ABC's of Praise" which encourages readers to use words, phrases or sentences to describe praise from their perspective. Finally, Pruett shares her candid and captivating cap·ti·vate
tr.v. cap·ti·vat·ed, cap·ti·vat·ing, cap·ti·vates
1. To attract and hold by charm, beauty, or excellence. See Synonyms at charm.
2. Archaic To capture. testimony throughout each chapter allowing readers to ponder, meditate med·i·tate
v. med·i·tat·ed, med·i·tat·ing, med·i·tates
1. To reflect on; contemplate.
2. To plan in the mind; intend: meditated a visit to her daughter. , study, learn and praise.
Readers who take the journey through this wonderful book will undoubtedly experience a new perspective on the power of praising God through it all!
--Reviewed by Kevin Wayne Johnson Kevin Wayne Johnson is the author of Give God the Glory! (Writing for the Lord Ministries, 2005), a nine-book series, and lives in Clarksville, Maryland Clarksville is both the name of an unincorporated community and the name associated with District 5 in Howard County in the U.S. state of Maryland. The United States Census Bureau uses the district as a county subdivision for statistical purposes. , with his wife and three sons.