Ask God

My 30-Day Experiment with Prayer and Its Potential to Answer Yours

Non-Fiction - Inspirational
428 Pages
Reviewed on 05/27/2017
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Reviewed by Claudia Coffey for Readers' Favorite

Ask God by Kyle L.B. Morey includes a writing per day over a 30-day period that this reader found to be enlightening and most helpful on how to grow in devotion to our Creator and make the most of life “while we are here visiting this wonderful planet we call Earth.” Morey shares his formula with us on how to grow our relationship with God: 1) Begin by praying to God and thanking Him for His word found in the Scriptures; 2) Ask God your most important question that day; and 3) Read randomly in the Scriptures, “pleading for the Spirit to guide us,” continuing to read until we get our answer.

A new gem is revealed in each day’s reading of Ask God by Kyle L.B. Morey. Just some of the topics are: faith, hope, fear, strength, wisdom, prosperity, thankfulness, belief and action. We read about how to overcome depression – “When I choose to be negative and depressed, I am choosing to ignore God and his Blessings that surround me including the ability to breathe” - and how to find joy in the Sabbath, God’s special gift to us. Each daily reading closes with the author praying for his reader, or asking the reader to pray for both of us. You get the feeling that Morey really cares about his readers and wants us to grow with God as he has. The readings and interactive assignments inspired me to bring God into my daily life, not just at church on Sunday. Too many times I begin my days and my projects without asking for God’s guidance and blessing. This book is an excellent reminder to do just that.

Claudio Burrows

Kyle Morey takes a 30-day journey with God and brings us along! In his first book, Ask God: My 30-day Experiment with Prayer and Its Potential to Answer Yours, Kyle takes real-life stories and applies scriptural truth to weave a transparent, humble and honest story. He takes personal experiences and shares his own vulnerability all while being a diligent steward of the doctrinal truths he shares.

Every day, after doing his “spiritual warmups (music, prayer and scripture study)”, Kyle asked God what message He had for the readers. He then faithfully wrote what he felt the Lord had for him to share each day.

The stories Morey shares are drawn from his own life experiences as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, CEO, husband, and father of five. His insights resonated with me on many levels. We all face many challenges, and Kyle offers much life-changing insight into overcoming obstacles by turning to the Ultimate Source of Wisdom for guidance—always pointing us, the “dear readers”, to that Source.

Morey uses many rhetorical styles, but one of the most effective is his use of questions. He writes:

Why immersion in water? Can anyone baptize? What is the symbolism behind this ancient practice? Is your baptism legitimate? Is mine? What about my friends, ancestors and others who didn’t know about baptism—or Christ, for that matter? Are they doomed to know a lesser fate? These are all great questions, perhaps the most important questions you will ever ask—if you truly believe that baptism is vital to yours and the world’s redemption.

Kyle Morey does an excellent job of giving us a glimpse into his life of devoted service to his fellow beings, and he doesn’t hide the fact that he isn’t perfect. I love the courage it took to write this book! Thank you, Kyle!

Lisa R Neal

I really loved this book. It came at a time I really needed it. First, Kyle’s example of work to take on such an experiment, for me and for you, is simply humbling. He studied, prayed, sang hymns and then wrote what God directed, daily, for a month. I appreciate him and his family and the sacrifice made to bring this work forward. Second, it gave me ideas on how I can approach and prepare to talk to God, which is very helpful to me because I’m still learning how I can draw closer to the Lord and develop a loving relationship with Him. Third, I felt the spirit of God when I read it, I know it is inspired. The spirit is in the principles and scriptures shared. I felt God’s love for me through Kyle’s desire to serve others. Fourth, it motivated me to not give up, to believe all things will work out for my good, and to simply try.

This book is unique because Kyle was able, through his own experience, to relate to how we all feel and how tough it can be sometimes, and at the same time, it shows us a way and an example of what we can do to achieve the same kind of results ourselves. Kyle also has a good sense of humor and keeps it a fun read throughout. I highly recommend this book.

Daisychain

Picked up this book on a whim and found it inspiring. It's conversational tone and thoughtful concept drew me in. As I perused it for an hour, I thought it had some good points and I found myself relating to some of the personal stories shared within. Then I read a simple prayer at the end of a chapter and the Holy Spirit spoke to me through those words as a message I personally needed in that moment. This book is an example of how our own efforts to seek for and follow divine inspiration can bless the lives of others. I look forward to seeing what other inspired messages for me are hidden among its pages. Thank You, Kyle, for sharing this personal growth experience with us. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to deepen their prayer life as this is one kind of example of what that can look like. It won't replace a daily scripture study plan, but it can inspire you in a similar vein as daily devotionals or personal improvement workbooks. If you feel any attraction to this book for purchase, consider that perhaps it holds an inspired message for you too.

Joleen Knotts

As I read "Ask God", I have discovered many similarities between Kyle Morey's life and my own. The book has helped me find courage, inspired me to act, and given me hope for my future. As I read, I keep getting impressions of "he (Kyle Morey) has been praying to help you, Joleen, so keep reading and ACT!! You will find the answers you seek." The realization that Kyle had been praying for me and all those who will read his book was a very powerful awakening!!! God heard his prayer and the righteous desire of his heart and then answered that prayer through this book!! The beauty of this project doesn't end there, though!! The book then goes on to bless the lives of all those who read it as they apply the ideas to their own life and those for whom the readers pray for!!! Awesome!!! So glad to have a copy that I can write in and read again and again!!

Mimi

Kyle, the author, obviously put his heart and soul into this book! You can feel that he is trying to reach out and truthfully touch his own and the reader's life. Many of his stories are inspiring and often thought provoking. He lives his life with zeal and that is awesome. I however don't receive inspiration in quite the same way and the book was kind of wordy to me. The point of writing a certain amount of words per day, rather than a different objective, will obviously get lots of filler paragraphs in there, sometimes if I was inspired at the beginning of a chapter it was lost by the end. Perhaps I should have read it more slowly but the challenge was a chapter a day. If you enjoy reading the typical self help book you will love this one!

TR Garland

In today's "Attention Deficit Society", many people need to look inward for balance from all the white noise. This book will help those people by encouraging specific thought and contemplation.

Idaho1028

I've loved this book. I decided to read one page per day and I noticed a big difference in my energy towards my faith. I've become more involved in church, with my neighbors, and a happier husband. This is a must have for those looking to improve their faith.

David Wachob

30 days with God

A very interesting read. I enjoyed going through his thought processes as to why he picked his daily topics. Kyle's discussions and most of all his questions to us readers, challenged me to think about my faith and relationship with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit!

Crowlady

Geat inspirational book.

Moselle Christensen

Thoughtful and inspiring. You can really see his love of God and his fellow man in these chapters. Great read!

Blash

Highly recommended!

Wow what a read! I picked it up thinking I would breeze through in one afternoon but that hasn't been the case at all. The moment I started reading, I received the realization that I would have to really go slowly and meditate on each day. I'm already so blessed by the insights the author shares. For instance, his whole aim is to be a blessing through his writing. This has challenged me to begin to ask "how can I also be a blessing to others?"

Also, on day 1 he says "search your heart not your logic". Being a highly logical person, I always need this reminder and it was exactly the wisdom I needed today.

I look forward to continuing on the journey of reading this book. I already know that I will be deeply blessed by it.

Amazon Customer

Prayers answered through this book.

Ask God is a book that demonstrates to the reader how to receive guidance from God. It has helped me focus on my relationship with God, and I feel like I now have the tools needed to know how to receive answers from Him. Kyle does an excellent job guiding the reader through his experience and inviting them to participate. While reading Ask God, I was able to receive answers from God to questions I had, and that was because of how the book is set up. I appreciate the way Kyle is humble in his approach to communicating with God. That humility makes this book enjoyable. It is the kind of book that I plan on reading again and again because I can always be strengthening our relationship with God.

Borya

Excellent! Highly recommend for everyone.

pen name

Great read so far. Well designed and researched.

T Whiteoak

I finished the book, and I will begin an in-depth read beginning November 1. I have truly been blessed with added strength and encouragement by this thought-provoking book. Personal prayer and true scripture study have taken on new meaning. Stepping back from the earthly moment to be able to hear direction from the Holy Spirit has been such a gift. This book has made me stop and think - and thank - each day. I thank the Lord, my family, my friends. There is a new appreciation within me. Thank you so much, Kyle. May God keep us all in the palm of His hand as we move along life's highway each day!

Linda Steele

Faith that moves mountains!

This book opened my eyes to how much we all need to rely on God daily. He brought to light the scripture "Have not because you ask not" Kyle asked the Lord to speak to him and give him something he could share with others. This was one experiment that has proven that God does show up when you ask and walk according to his ways.
Loving God with all my heart and soul,
~Linda from Lapel

Amazon customer

Truly inspirational on so many levels!

This is a true one of a kind must read book! It has been a blessing for me from the beginning. There were so many chapters that reached out and helped me find answers to many reoccurring questions in my life. I'm now reading it for the second time and have already received different blessing from the first time through.

Michael R Flanders

God had someone reach out to me at the exact moment in my life that I needed. This book was an answer to prayer. I thank God for Kyle Morey.

Mazie Martin

This book is very inquisitive and really makes the reader think. Kyle Morey has given of his innermost thoughts while crafting this book about his relationship with God, and deeply explores the subject. Highly recommended.

TR Garland

In today's "Attention Deficit Society", many people need to look inward for balance from all the white noise. This book will help those people by encouraging specific thought and contemplation.

Debbi Dachinger

Enjoy author Kyles sincere revelation. This book is an exercise in devotion and a demonstration which offers easy-to-follow steps to spiritual self-awareness!

Kindle Customer

This is a great read. Enjoying it tons.

Neal

A great compendium of inspirational thoughts, combined with autobiographical stories and examples. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and can recommend it to anyone.

M Blaisdale

Living a life full of energy and purpose

Kyle L.B. Morey is a man of honor who took time to listen to his still small voice inside him and took action. This selfless man has lead a life of good example and has been able to overcome adversity and live a life full of energy and purpose !

" Ask God" is a true testimony of LOVE ❤️ and devotion to making this world a better place to live. Thank you Kyle for writing words of inspiration during these challenging times. You are a true leader in this world !

Anne Faulls

As I read Ask God, I was carried along

As I read Ask God, I was carried along on the author's 30-day prayerful journey. It was evident from the start that it was faith that fueled his journey even though the outcome was uncertain. The days are filled with large questions about life, with humor, and with the harsh realities of contemporary living. Readers of any philosophical or religious belief will identify with Kyle Morey's human and spiritual experience.

Blash

Wow what a read! I picked it up thinking I would breeze through in one afternoon but that hasn't been the case at all. The moment I started reading, I received the realization that I would have to really go slowly and meditate on each day. I'm already so blessed by the insights the author shares. For instance, his whole aim is to be a blessing through his writing. This has challenged me to begin to ask "how can I also be a blessing to others?"

Also, on day 1 he says "search your heart not your logic". Being a highly logical person, I always need this reminder and it was exactly the wisdom I needed today.

I look forward to continuing on the journey of reading this book. I already know that I will be deeply blessed by it. Highly recommend

Amazon Customer

Ask God is a book that demonstrates to the reader how to receive guidance from God. It has helped me focus on my relationship with God, and I feel like I now have the tools needed to know how to receive answers from Him. Kyle does an excellent job guiding the reader through his experience and inviting them to participate. While reading Ask God, I was able to receive answers from God to questions I had, and that was because of how the book is set up. I appreciate the way Kyle is humble in his approach to communicating with God. That humility makes this book enjoyable. It is the kind of book that I plan on reading again and again because I can always be strengthening our relationship with God.

Kenzie

This book is truly inspiring. I have felt the love and the devotion that Kyle brings to the readers, but also a special spirit that one can feel during the reading. I felt like he, or quite literally God was using him as a mouthpiece, was talking to me through his inspired words. I truly recommend this book to any and all in need, of whatever faith to be able to find the answers they need. To find the needed changes necessary in life through prayer and they personal experiment that comes through reading. I truly have enjoyed reading Ask God and it has helped me personally become closer to my Heavenly Father.........deserves 10 stars if I could!

Donna Raine

Whitty and real.

Morey pulls his readers in for a wonderful journey of self reflection. He shares his heart and soul for the benefit of all who are lucky enough to take on his 30 day challenge. Witty and real cover to cover.

Amazon Customer

I loved it! Well written and thought out! Inspired me :)

Cherilyn L. Horning

As I read this book prior to publishing, I was struck by the authenticity of your voice in this book. Having spent time with the author in person (which is not often the case for other books I read!), I really enjoyed reading what he had prayed, studied, written, experienced. I could hear his voice in it and it echoes with authenticity and vulnerability. I am recognizing this as a book not just to skim or endeavor into lightly, but instead, as something that offers over and over an opportunity to engage not just with you the author, but with God as someone who invites relationship. I appreciate this. As someone who loves to read with a pen in one hand to mark, highlight, underline, etc. I look forward to rereading it to allow for my own personal responses, thoughts and feedback. For me, this is a mark of a book that provided wisdom, insight and challenge to my life. If this sounds like a journey you are looking to experience, I recommend you pick up a copy, and engage deeply in the process that the author leads you through, encouraging you to connect with a God that desires relationship with you.

Kyle - Thank you for the prayers for me, the reader, as you wrote. That was a powerful message to me and I think clearly sets the tone which you laid out where you mentioned a "disclaimer".

Amazon Customer

Kyle L.B. Morey was kind enough to share with me a pre-publication copy of ASK GOD: My 30-Day Experiment. Today I ordered from Amazon a bound copy. One cannot help but respond to hands reaching to the words "Ask God" on the cover art of the edition I purchased. Open the cover and read of Mr. Morey's courage to act after asking. This "experiment" is one that is shared with readers through the record of one's man's journey and his family's travels alongside in full support. Regardless of one's concept of God and the nature of religious ideas, this book is one that provides a model for how we should all remember to ask God.

mybubblebug

This is a great book. Not only are there some very touching parts from the authors personal experiences, but he also includes stories from other that have helped him on his 30-day journey. It is a very inspiring book and a great testimony of the ways God listens and answers when all we have to do is ask.

Blaine Reber

Kyle has created a thought provoking book, that inspires each of us to think about our relationship with Heavenly Father. How do and how should we interact with Him on a daily basis and how do we allow Him to guide us.

The book also has a number of entertaining antidotes and gives the reader insights into the Morey's life and more specifically Kyle's thought process.

I don't think you can go wrong when it comes to improving your relationship with God and this book will make you think about God's role in your life.

Pastor Rick Vale

I really enjoyed, and continue to enjoy, this book. It provokes thought and action, is entertainingly written and filled with great thoughts and truth. I highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys good, and practical, theological philosophy. There are not a lot of "faith books" out there like this one, communicating to the average, but thinking, person. It's also a book I will continually refer to.

Amazon Customer

Ask God impacted my life.

I was able to read an earlier copy of this book and the words impacted my life at a time that I needed it the most. I am a breast cancer survivor who was suffering from depression and unhealthy thoughts. With Kyle's words and guidance I was able to put my life back in perspective and get through the darkness. I highly recommend this book, it is an incredible read.

Amazon Customer

Inspirational on so many levels!

This is a true one of a kind must read book! It has been a blessing for me from the beginning. There were so many chapters that reached out and helped me find answers to many reoccurring questions in my life. I'm now reading it for the second time and have already received different blessing from the first time through.

Lin Schussler Williams

The author is insightful, lighthearted, authentic, brave, inspiring and sincere as he leads the reader to their own experience as they walk through his. This book is a powerful testimony and an essential tool. Because of the genuine nature of Mr. Morey's spiritual experience and practice, this book is accessible to people of a faith other than Mr. Morey's. Bravo, sir!

Amazon Customer

Pathway to peace.

I had the privilege of reading this book and watching the change that occurred in the author through his journey over 30 days. The book's message is simple, work on your relationship with God and He will lead you to where you want to be...or rather, to where He wants you to be. An easy read with a plan the reader can follow through the 30 days.

Chrissy Bellessis, Librarian

Kyle Morey has the ability to tap into the human experience; after reading this as a prepub, I am certain that no matter what one believes, or doesn't believe, there will be an aspect of this book that touches you. In this 30-day experiment, Morey shares his time, his family, his heartbreak and his failings with brutal honesty and humor. He subtly achieves connections on multiple levels: each day is a prayer for the reader, and each is backed up with anecdotes that demonstrate our shared human experience. This book made me laugh; it made me tear up, and most of all it reminded me that none of us are alone. Highly recommended with full disclosure- I am a librarian and was asked to be one of the many readers of this publication before its final edit. I have met Kyle Morey, as a patron in our library and as a tour guide to the new Mormon Temple in Indianapolis. I am not Mormon and am not connected to the Morey family, except, as this book reminded me, as a human being who is connected to every other human being. Thank you Mr. Morey.

Casey

This is a powerful and spiritual book. When you don't feel like you are on the right path you should read this book. This is a self help book and it has helped me. I love this book it helps me feel closer to my Heavenly Father!

David

A very interesting read. I enjoyed going through his thought processes as to why he picked his daily topics. Kyle's discussions and most of all his questions to us readers, challenged me to think about my faith and relationship with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit!

Blessedmomfxs

Kyle Morey takes a 30-day journey with God and brings us along! In his first book, Ask God: My 30-day Experiment with Prayer and Its Potential to Answer Yours, Kyle takes real-life stories and applies scriptural truth to weave a transparent, humble and honest story. He takes personal experiences and shares his own vulnerability all while being a diligent steward of the doctrinal truths he shares.

Every day, after doing his “spiritual warmups (music, prayer and scripture study)”, Kyle asked God what message He had for the readers. He then faithfully wrote what he felt the Lord had for him to share each day.

The stories Morey shares are drawn from his own life experiences as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, CEO, husband, and father of five. His insights resonated with me on many levels. We all face many challenges, and Kyle offers much life-changing insight into overcoming obstacles by turning to the Ultimate Source of Wisdom for guidance—always pointing us, the “dear readers”, to that Source.

Morey uses many rhetorical styles, but one of the most effective is his use of questions. He writes:

Why immersion in water? Can anyone baptize? What is the symbolism behind this ancient practice? Is your baptism legitimate? Is mine? What about my friends, ancestors and others who didn’t know about baptism—or Christ, for that matter? Are they doomed to know a lesser fate? These are all great questions, perhaps the most important questions you will ever ask—if you truly believe that baptism is vital to yours and the world’s redemption.

Kyle Morey does an excellent job of giving us a glimpse into his life of devoted service to his fellow beings, and he doesn’t hide the fact that he isn’t perfect. I love the courage it took to write this book! Thank you, Kyle!

Jason

Reading through Kyle's experiences, both in life and with God, has brought insight and deeper purpose in my life.

As I have felt lost, this book has given me applicable thoughts on how I can be a better father, a better husband, find a stronger connection with God. Definitely worth taking some time to read.

Lindsey Roach

Love love love it!

Early Reviewer

"Ask God is real, vulnerable, and insightful. "

Noel

"The message you shared in DAY 8 has stuck with me. In it, you shared “Three steps to knowing God is there.” Recently, I’ve been praying to God for clarity in different areas of my life. I have been searching for God’s direction in my decisions and seeking confirmation that He is in fact there to guide me. You wrote a metaphor comparing a child touching a stove to see if it is hot, to asking God to give you a clear sign that He exists. That metaphor made everything so clear to me.

Reviewer

"As I read DAY 30 in which you speak about forgiveness, I found myself actually moved to tears—I’ve been struggling with forgiveness (of both others and myself) this year, and reading this gave me so much comfort."

Reader

"I’ve been using your three steps (praying, reading randomly in the scriptures, and writing my impressions) ever since I read that passage in your book. I’ve felt so at peace since I began doing that."

Joleen

"I am sitting here in tears after reading Day 9 ... it wasn't the actual "Nine impressions of Jesus Christ," rather the experience with the Spirit getting me to recognize and follow the prompting."

Seeker of truth

"I am hungry for more!"

Light Heart

"I found Ask God to be light-hearted and profound. What an interesting concept to prepare yourself spiritually and then allow God to inspire your words to write. That must be what allowed the author to share such personal thoughts and feelings; triumphs and failures."

Reader

"This book helped me to better connect with God."

Review team member

"If the reader wants to, she can find answers. Basic doctrines and principles are shared in a way that invites others to take action. There is a spirit of truth and real concern, love, and compassion toward me, the reader

Review Team Member

"I enjoyed the flow of conversation in Ask God. It was like sitting on the deck/patio, early evening, cool breezes, just chatting. I enjoyed the discussion and questions of each day. The challenges to leave the earthly pace for time and just relax so that Heavenly Father can talk and me, listen."

Review team

"The conversation quality made reading easy. The metaphors/analogies were poignant and the intimacy of the information almost felt like a memoir."

Love

"The conversation quality made reading easy. The metaphors/analogies were poignant and the intimacy of the information almost felt like a memoir."

Review team

"It was like the author was talking directly to me."

Review team

"This book finds its power in its humility."

Alice

"I love how interactive this book is!"

Jenny

"This book was exactly what I needed now to grow in life."

Neil Morey

So special amazing