Prayers of my Mother

Tiny Pieces of Faith to Help You Believe He is There for You

Christian - Non-Fiction
250 Pages
Reviewed on 09/24/2017
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Author Biography

Carolyn L. Austin was born and raised in Miami, FL. In 2014, she recognized “the call” and began writing Prayer Share as a daily devotional to aid friends’ healing. Carolyn is a retired law enforcement officer, real estate broker, certified internal auditor, business education instructor, and a restorative justice coach. She has one daughter, Caroiya and two grandsons, DeAndre and Elijah. Caroiya is also a writer.

Carolyn's inspiration began when one childhood friend experienced a tumultuous divorce and wanted Carolyn's mother to pray for her. Carolyn's mother, once a strong prayer warrior, has Alzheimer's and is no longer able to pray for people.

A nightly text message prayer evolved into a daily email devotional called "Prayer Share." As the recipients grew, Carolyn began receiving positive feedback regarding the devotionals and was compelled to write this book and include the favorite Prayer Share messages. However, Carolyn did not expect to include her spiritual journey, trials and tribulations.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite

Prayers of my Mother: Tiny Pieces of Faith to Help You Believe He is There for You by Carolyn L Austin is a collection of beautiful prayers, meditations, and anecdotes that celebrate the author’s experience of faith, transmitted through her anointed mother. The texts are well-composed and they feature powerful biblical references. In this book, readers will discover the real reason for their faith, find courage to hold onto it even in the midst of harrowing tribulations, and learn to listen to the voice of God that speaks to them through the Scriptures and directly to their hearts.

This book is beautifully written. Divided into five different parts, it traces the author’s spiritual path and creates one that readers can use to travel to God. Readers will learn the different ways of deepening their relationship with God, growing in trust, and increasing their faith. The author’s voice comes across powerfully. It is clear and confident and when she talks about God, the reader is left in no doubt that she is speaking from a place within her heart where she has been touched by the Divine Flame and where she feels unconditionally loved. This book will definitely lead every reader seeking God to arrive at that point of maturity in faith and in the quest for ultimate union with their creator. Carolyn L Austin’s writing is simple and very accessible and I enjoyed the conversational style the author adopts. Prayers of my Mother will transform the way you think about God and yourself, the way you pray, and the way you relate with others. It’s a gift to receive with gratitude, and then pass on.