Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Dangerous Prayers from BookLook Bloggers, in exchange for a honest review.
Dangerous Prayers - 50 Powerful Prayers That Changed the World is compiled by Susan Hill and the portrait illustrations are by Francesca Resta. Additional illustrations are by Isabella Grott and Julianne St. Clair, and it is published by Thomas Nelson.
Dangerous Prayers is a beautiful book that shares 50 prayers and information about Christians throughout history. It shares their birth year and death year (if applicable), two pages for what they were known for, and a personal prayer from that person. The people range from historical figures, cultural icons, political leaders, to saints and martyrs. Some of the people are Billy Graham, Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Corrie ten Boom, George Washington Carver, Helen Keller, and C.S. Lewis just to name a few.
The illustrations and portraits in this book are gorgeous. I like that there is a brief introduction to who these historical figures were and how they changed history. There are inspiring quotes, as well as their prayers to help encourage each of us in our faith.
Many of these people, I did not know were Christians. It would be an excellent resource book if you have a child or student who is looking for information on historical figures or a start for a biography. My sons and I enjoyed reading this together, learning about a different person each night before bed.
I think this book can be enjoyed by everyone. It is a beautiful glimpse into different parts of history, and how the brave prayers of these amazing people can inspire each of us today.