Read a new Amazon review of Stop Asking for Stones and Serpents, by Shelley Quinn!

"Prayer is the heartbeat of our relationship with God. We all need to check our pulse occasionally to know our spiritual health. Dr. Staab helps us accomplish this in an engaging, and easy-to-read style. Reading this book is like sitting down with a close friend, who has life experiences to share. A wise friend, who has learned through experience and scriptural knowledge how to refine the prayer process to make it more powerful, and pleasing to God. You will enjoy this book, and gain insight you can employ immediately." -Shelley Quinn

In Stop Asking for Stones and Serpents, Dr. Janice Staab shines a light on some ways of praying that block God’s blessings and love from being fully active in our lives. She examines in detail how the things we pray for (stones) and the methods we pray with (serpents) can distract us from God’s will for our lives and keep us from receiving all He wants to share. In this book, you will learn how to 1) readily spot the unhelpful prayer habits in your own life, and 2) cultivate the courage to pray the prayers that expand and deepen your relationship with God even in times of suffering and stress. The book is supported by stories of biblical figures who have been where we are and run up against the same prayer obstacles that we do today.  Each chapter concludes with a reflective prayer exercise designed as a jumping off point for activating these spiritual principles in daily life.