The Prayer Coin: Daring to Pray with Honest Abandon (hardcover)

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Take a coin. Toss it in the air. Now call it. Heads? Tails? What if you could choose both sides?
Elisa Morgan birthed the “prayer coin” idea as she was struggling in her own prayer life. Should she be blatantly honest about her desires or just leave everything to God and let Him lead? An epiphany came when Elisa noticed how Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane: “Take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done” (Luke 22:42). Jesus Christ begged for relief from the trial He faced, while utterly complying with what He knew the Father’s will to be. Honesty and abandon—in the same breath.
Elisa discovered that Jesus invites us to both. And the emotional back-and-forth, between full-out honesty and "giving it up" in abandon, actually drew her closer to God.
If Jesus—our Savior, Mentor, and Friend—could pray both sides of the prayer coin, could we as well?
The Prayer Coin is also available as an audiobook and an ebook, while a 6-lesson companion, The Prayer Coin DVD, expands on the idea.


“Elisa Morgan’s Prayer Coin is a powerful exploration of Jesus’ two-sided Gethsemane prayer. From ‘take this cup’ to ‘not my will,’ this book will pivot you into a more intimate relationship with God.”
—Mark Batterson, author of the New York Times bestseller The Circle Maker and lead pastor of National Community Church

“I love the way Elisa Morgan thinks. She goes deep with her research, wide with her reading, and always brings us back to Scripture. By closely examining and polishing each side of The Prayer Coin, Elisa offers us a rare treasure: a book rich with timeless wisdom and practical, you-can-do-this application that could change your prayer life forever.”
—Liz Curtis Higgs, author of the bestsellers 31 Proverbs to Light Your Path and Bad Girls of the Bible

“Elisa Morgan is fearless. Even better, she is honest. With this bravely candid journey, she reframes the timid unwillingness of our faint-hearted praying into the throne-touching, gate-crashing, life-changing intimate surrender that Christ’s death provides. It’s a stunning reenvisioning of prayer. The Prayer Coin is one of her best!”
—Patricia Raybon, author of I Told the Mountain to Move: Learning to Pray So Things Change

“Every day, we are faced with difficult and complex decisions, in our personal, family, and work lives. Sometimes we have no idea what the next step should be. Sometimes we know it, but it seems too overwhelming to bear. Elisa Morgan has crafted a profound approach to connecting with God and his resources on this issue, but within a clear, accessible and simple framework. You will find hope and direction in this material. Highly recommended.”
—John Townsend, PhD, New York Times bestselling author and founder of Townsend Institute of Leadership and Counseling

“Elisa Morgan is one of the most passionate, authentic communicators I have ever known. She speaks out of the deepest, most honest places of the soul—and my soul is always the richer—and moved closer to Jesus—for the listening. These are pages I have longed to read.”
—Ann Voskamp, author of the New York Times bestsellers One Thousand Gifts and The Broken Way

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Features & Details

Features & Details

Product Code: JN551
Language English
ISBN: 978-1-62707-883-2
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Publish Date: Jul 17, 2018
ISBN-10: 978-1-62707-883-2
Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.5