Box Office Inspirations: War Room

Faith-based films rarely make the news, but War Room, a movie about a family that fights back with prayer, has earned a lot of attention with grosses topping $39 million in just seventeen days. If this inspires you to try a simple how-to or story about prayer, these titles might be what you seek:

The Prayer Box book coverThe Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate

Charged with cleaning out her deceased landlord’s old Victorian house after her passing, Tandi Jo Reese has her whole life changed when she discovers Iola’s prayer boxes filled with a lifetime of hopes, wishes, fears, and observations.

War Room book coverWar Room:  Prayer Is A Powerful Weapon by Chris Fabry

When real-estate agent Elizabeth Jordan meets elderly widow Clara Williams, a visit to the elder woman’s prayer room helps Elizabeth realize that her mounting problems at home are surmountable with the help of God.

Yada Yada Prayer Group book coverThe Yada Yada Prayer Group by Neta Jackson

A group of Chicago-area women from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, assigned to a prayer group at a weekend conference, become the best of friends as they support each other through the challenges and crises in their lives.  First of a series.

Help Thanks Wow book coverHelp Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott

Describes the three simple prayers–asking for assistance from a higher power, expressing gratitude, and feeling awe–that help to deal with the hardships of daily life.

Before Amen book coverBefore Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer by Max Lucado

Distilling prayers in the Bible down to one pocket-sized prayer, a best-selling author reminds readers that prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between a Father and child.