Prayer at Full Throttle: A Review
By Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield
Robert Bakke has done things most of us only dream about. He ran a multimillion dollar company by the time he was 24. He went on to become a Nascar driver, a jet pilot, and a black belt in Karate. He has seen success from a variety of perspectives that few people get to experience. So when he speaks about success, and prayer as the root of success he speaks in creditability.
In his book Prayer at Full Throttle, he offers a six part plan to unleash the power of the reader’s prayer life. It is a book that I read in two sittings because the truth is what he says in it is so clear, and makes so much sense I couldn’t cram it into my head fast enough. This is a book on prayer for the everyday Christian. The language he used in writing this book feels much more like a conversation with a caring friend than a lesson from a teacher or mentor. It is a relatively short book, that reads quickly so there is little excuse for passing it by. You will however not want to rush through this book. It has too much to tell you.
He uses events from his own life a metaphors for what he is trying to tell this. This not only adds clarity , but creditability to what we read. For example in making several of his points he uses his relationship with his godson to help us examine our relationship with God as our Heavenly parent.
As you might gather from the title the core of this book is centered on the idea that prayer must involve more than words. Powerful, productive prayer must be made with confidence, and then mated with related action. Reading Bakke’s book, I am reminded of what a former pastor taught us many years ago. He would often tell us, “ God can’t bless what’s not there !” This is the same thought that Bakke is trying to get across to us.
Part of the message he is trying to get across is prayer if it is to be powerful it must not stand on its own. Prayer should be coupled with related action, and is in large part dependent on our relationship with God. In fact Prayer at Full Throttle teaches us that if our prayers aren’t giving us the results we expect, perhaps we should take a closer look at our relationship with God before we declare our prayers have no effect.
This is not a book that every Christian should add to their bookshelf, This is a book every Christian should add to their life !
THIS REVIEW WAS BASED ON A FREE “MEDIA” COPY PROVIDED BY THE PUBLISHER.