Nashville, Tennessee (PRWEB) July 26, 2012
WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson, announces the release of Special Intentions: Remembering Others in Personal Prayer by Claire Coleman. Special Intentions is available nationwide in a hardcover edition (ISBN: 978-1-4497-2596-9, 244 pages, $35.95), a trade paper edition (978-1-4497-2595-2, 244 pages, $19.95), and also in an eBook edition.
A powerful and inspiring book, Special Intentions offers a unique look at the true power of prayer. With its simple premise—say one prayer, every day, for someone other than yourself—and the beautiful, heartfelt, and poignant prayers offered in the pages therein, Special Intentions shows readers how to add a new dimension to prayer life when they combine prayer with empathy and compassion.
Author Claire Coleman maintains that fully embracing the power of prayer is about much more than simply offering up a prayer for one’s own needs. With that in mind, Coleman created Special Intentions as a means of giving guidance on remembering others—friends, acquaintances, and even strangers—in need of prayer. Inspired by her belief that many people could and would easily embrace the concept of praying for other people, even those they don’t know personally, Coleman invites readers to transform their prayer experience simply by praying for others.
Beautifully written and resplendent with touching and heartfelt prayers, Special Intentions is an extraordinary guide that includes prayers for a wide variety of people—parents, soldiers, veterans, children, the terminally ill, those who struggle, and those who simply make the world a more beautiful and better place.
While Special Intentions is designed to give readers guidance on broadening their prayer life, Coleman notes that the book’s purpose is to allow readers to begin a personal journey to remembering others in prayer. Coleman invites readers to use Special Intentions in the way with which they are most comfortable—be that beginning at the first of the book, or selecting a random page that speaks to them.
Much more than a guide to remembering others in personal prayer, Special Intentions, with its lovely, inspiring and eloquent verse, will not only touch the hearts of readers but will also serve as a means of inspiring readers to make praying for others an important part of their prayer life. With its beautiful message of love, compassion, selflessness, and grace, Special Intentions opens the door to enhancing one’s prayer life, strengthening faith, and loving and serving others.
Kirkus Indie Reviews calls Special Intentions “a unique concept that stands apart…an unusual yet inspiring take on prayer.”
A native of Long Island, Claire Coleman teaches writing at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey. A wife and mother of three, Claire is active within her community. She served on the Executive Board of such organizations as the Short Hills Garden Club, the Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, and the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills, and has also been actively involved with a number of organizations including the Township of Millburn’s Historical Preservation Commission, the New Jersey World War II Memorial Board, the St. Rose of Lima Ladies Auxiliary, the Millburn-Short Hills Parent Teacher Organization, and the North Jersey Civil War Roundtable. She lives in New Jersey. Visit Claire Coleman online at: http://www.specialintentions.net.
A division of Thomas Nelson, WestBow Press specializes in publishing books with Christian morals, inspirational themes and family values. Visit WestBow Press online at: http://www.westbowpress.com
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