A Case of Mistaken Identity: An Excerpt from Priscilla Shirer’s Fervent

Fervent by Priscilla Shirer

Priscilla Shirer is Vyrso’s author of the month. She is an accomplished Bible teacher and well-known conference speaker, and has written many inspiring ebooks, including her new release Fervent. Check out an exclusive excerpt from Fervent below:

It was a tragic scene.

Abby, a nineteen-year-old college sophomore, was returning home with four other friends on a spring break outing to Disneyland, when the SUV in which she was riding experienced a blowout that turned into a fatal accident. Two of the girls were ejected from the car and died on the scene. Abby was identified as one of them.

As word reached the families back in Arizona—two girls dead, three critically injured—typical parental worry over a college road trip turned to unspeakable grief. Abby’s parents spent the next few days combing through the shock and horror, planning the details of their daughter’s funeral while three other parents prayed for their own children’s recovery, some of whose bruises and swelling made them almost hard to recognize as they lay in the hospital.

On Saturday, however, six days after the accident, hospital officials informed two of the families that there had been a horrible mistake. Two of the girls, who bore a striking resemblance, had been misidentified. Parents who’d been sitting by the bedside of a young woman they believed to be their daughter were told the staggering news: she wasn’t their daughter after all. Their daughter had actually died in the accident. And Abby’s parents? They were given news they could have never imagined receiving . . .

Abby wasn’t dead. She was alive.

The initial shock of what they were hearing turned to disbelief. Disbelief then turned to joy. But the joy was mingled, too, with anger—anger that they’d been forced to live for six days in agony because of a reality that wasn’t true, a grief that they had no need to feel or experience.

It all boiled down to a case of mistaken identity.

The enemy wants you to suffer from a case of mistaken identity. [Click to Tweet!]

Makes his job a whole lot easier. And makes your defenses a lot weaker. He’s working overtime to keep your identity masked, to keep the truth from coming out—that you are indeed alive and free and empowered by God’s own Spirit to fight victoriously against him. He’d rather conspire to keep you in a constant state of mourning, grieving over who you wish you were, instead of relishing who you really are, exacerbated by insecurity and crippled by self-doubt.

That’s why he doesn’t want you praying—not fervently— because fervent prayer keeps your true identity in focus. [Click to Tweet!] Reminds us of who we really are and taps into the power we really have in Christ.

This authentic identity is possibly quite a bit different from the one you perceive when you look at yourself in the mirror each day, or when you’re fidgeting through an awkward social encounter, or when you’re sizing yourself up against the well-dressed accomplishments of other friends, other church members, even (and you know it’s true) even total strangers. It’s also not the identity your enemy wants in your head when he’s moving strategically against you, when he’s maneuvering himself into attack position. He wants you lifeless, disengaged, brainwashed into believing you have nothing of value to offer.

That’s why he doesn’t want your nose in the Word or your knees on the hardwood. Because that’s where the light comes on. That’s where you find out the good news, perhaps the surprisingly euphoric news—that you are alive, fully equipped to stand firm against him. “Formerly darkness,” the Bible says, yes. Formerly. At one time. But now “Light in the Lord” . . . “children of Light” . . . able through Christ to produce “the fruit of the Light” (Eph. 5:8–9).


This is an excerpt from Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan to Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer by Priscilla Shirer (B&H Publishing Group). Used by permission.


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D. A. Carson on Prayer and Scripture: An Excerpt from Bible Study Magazine

Bible Study Magazine

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Featured in the September-October issue is D.A. Carson, one of the most respected New Testament scholars in the world. 

But it hasn’t always been that way, as a young chemistry graduate, Carson planned to pursue a PhD in organic synthesis and begin a career in research. When his pastor asked him to assist over the summer, he says, “I thought he had me confused with someone else. There were a number of young adults in our church who had decided to head into ministry. The pastor and I argued over my summer plans for close to two hours, and eventually I won. I spent my summer in a research lab.”

Even so, the seed had been planted. Carson went on to become a pastor, author, seminary professor, and co-founder of The Gospel Coalition. 

Below is the excerpt, “Prayer and Scripture” from the most recent issue of  Bible Study Magazine: 

When spending time in the Word of God, Carson seeks a blend of devotional reflection and serious study. “It’s important to read the Bible regularly, faithfully, and devotionally. I’m a bit suspicious of an approach that advises people to think critically and academically only when they’re preparing a message or doing exegesis, but when reading devotionally to do so without taking notes or consulting a commentary—just to sit there feeling mystical. That’s a mistake.”

“Personal Bible reading ought to have oomph to it. If you don’t understand something, there’s nothing wrong with taking a commentary off your shelf so that you can understand the passage better. [Click to Tweet!] Likewise, if you’re preparing a message, there’s something wrong with a study so detailed and structured that it doesn’t include an element of reverence and fear. According to the prophet Isaiah, in Isaiah 66:2, God looks to those who are contrite and humble of spirit, and who tremble at his Word. Whether you’re writing a commentary or having your morning devotions, you ought to have the sort of reverence that is always God’s due.”

In his own devotional life, Carson says he’s never restricted himself to one way of doing things. “John Stott famously followed the Robert Murray M’Cheyne Bible reading scheme for the whole of his Christian walk. For quite a few years I strenuously followed it, and two of my books—volumes one and two of For the Love of God—came out of that time. Sometimes I use a portion of my devotional time to memorize a chunk of Scripture—a chapter or several chapters or a small book. A while ago I read and reread Proverbs, and collected them into various topical arrays so I could see what kind of emphases were there.”

In one of Carson’s recent publications, Praying with Paul, he talks about his habit of making lists for prayer. Praying with Paul aims to deepen readers’ relationship with the Word of God in their prayer lives. “I wanted to address a fairly simple question: How do we learn to pray? We learn by the models around us. [Click to Tweet!] In my conservative family home, using the King James Bible, I learned to pray in Elizabethan English, or in slightly archaic French. Someone who is converted at a campus group meeting at age 23 with no Christian background will probably learn to pray less formally. But where are the best models from which we can learn? They are the prayers that God himself has left for us in Scripture. This book fastens on eight or ten of Paul’s prayers to see not only what he is praying, but also why. Are there patterns in the things that he’s praying for? There’s nothing wrong with praying about anything, but if we want to reform our prayers to be more in line with those of the apostles, we need to study the apostles’ prayers. I hope that, in working through the book, readers will learn to pray the prayers of the apostles in their own context.”


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7 Encouraging Bible Verses About Prayer

Praying Hands

Prayer is a special way to connect with God, to set aside our anxieties, declare our hopes, envision our dreams, send out requests of healing for those we care about, and so much more.

Prayer grows and strengthens our relationship with God.

The Bible has a lot to say about prayer, so we gathered up seven verses all about prayer that will encourage you in your journey, from praying for your enemies to praising God in seasons of happiness.

7 Encouraging Bible Verses about Prayer

2 Chronicles 7:14 — “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

James 5:16 — “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”

Colossians 4:2 — “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.”

Romans 12:12 — “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”

James 1:5 — “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”

Matthew 5:44 — “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you . . .”

1 Timothy 2:1 — “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people”

Philippians 4:6 — “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God”


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Watch Where You’re Going: An Excerpt from Priscilla Shirer

God is Able

Priscilla Shirer is an accomplished Bible teacher and well-known conference speaker, and has written many inspiring ebooks, including her new release Fervent.

Below is an excerpt, “Watch Where You’re Going,” from God Is Able, an ebook written to encourage everyone trust God because through him, anything is possible!

“Unto Him.” What valuable words to pocket into your living vocabulary. Perhaps that’s why Paul included it twice in his Ephesians 3 doxology—the most powerful of all prepositional phrases—one time in both verses.

“Unto Him . . .”

“Unto Him . . .”

Twice the chance you’ll never forget it.

Because let’s be honest, we are always turning somewhere.

More often than not, we turn to others—to our friends, our pastor, our family, our prayer group. And that’s fine. That’s helpful. But if that’s all the turning we ever do, we’re just piling on blankets without ever cranking the heat up. We’re putting a Band-Aid on our forehead instead of taking an aspirin for the headache.

The very best our best friends can do is to sympathize with our troubles. They can cry with us, pray with us, keep their ears open for us, put in a good word for us. But they can’t do what God can do. They’re not able the way God is able. Sure, He can use our various support systems to give us a hug, an observation, or a piece of wise counsel, but He alone has the power to invert situations, revert conditions, and overhaul circumstances. He’s the only one who can give us exactly what is best, who can know us all the way to the back wall of our hearts, and who can flow everything that touches us through the ageless wisdom of His will so we are constantly within His loving care and keeping.

Sometimes, on the other hand, we turn to ourselves. After all, that’s what we’re conditioned to do. To dig in and try harder. To do it without anybody’s help. Or maybe we’re just hoping nobody else will see the mess we’ve made until we’ve done our best to fix it. We don’t want them to find out how much struggle goes on behind our smiling faces and our perfect families. But turning inward leaves us fully exposed to pride and confusion, to stilted perspectives and limited resources. We think we’re doing what’s best. We’re trying not to bother anybody. But becoming overly introspective can cause us to slide into an abyss of discouragement as we carefully consider all the ways we don’t seem to measure up.

Christianity was never meant to be so intrinsic. It is extrinsic. It is all about looking outward toward Jesus, not inward at ourselves. [Click to Tweet!]

Our enemy is the one who wants us focused on ourselves—on our humanity, frailty, and need. God, however, wants us focused on Him—on His deity, His ability, and His boundless power. He’s never overwhelmed or put off by our problems. He’s not bothered by us, by the concerns  of our hearts or the needs in our lives, no matter how much or how often we turn to Him. In fact, if we don’t turn to Him and lay it all down, we only succeed at resisting His ability to reach in and change this.

To reach in and change us.

So we need to watch our preferred tendency for turning only to others, or turning only to ourselves. But we also need to be careful about turning too easily and exclusively to our junk. To television, to the Internet. To movies, sports, and hobbies. To numbing wastes of time, if not to shameful lacks of self-control. Let’s be honest, sometimes it’s just easier to shop than to deal with our lives. A great pair of shoes or a snazzy new gadget from the (insert common red or green fruit name) store tends to deaden us to our reality, in exchange for a few very expensive moments. We trade our own complicated world for a fantasy world that’s easier to decode, control, and star in. We hope that maybe our problems won’t seem as bad when we come back to them. At least we’ll have had a few hours off— with our new pair of red heels or our shiny new phone.

Who can blame us for that?

But while turning to healthy recreation can be a good part of coping with difficulty, we can’t ask a gripping TV series to minister to the heart of our troubled teen. We can’t eat enough Mexican food to reheat the coolness that’s  descended on our marriage. We can’t play enough computer games or follow enough celebrities online to satisfy what’s missing or make up for what we’ve lost.

God alone is able. Turning to Him is the secret to finding wholeness and to seeing our situation reversed in Jesus’ name. [Click to Tweet!]

Nothing really changes when all we do is talk to each other. We just leave the restaurant with ten dollars less than we had when we walked in. We go back to our business and try to remember where we left things off. But when God speaks—listen to me now—worlds come into existence! New things are created! Old things pass away! Now is the time to start doing some turning. Not turning any which way you please, but turning completely and consciously unto Him.


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This is excerpt from God is Able by Priscilla Shirer (B&H Publishing Group) has been used by permission.


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Limited Time Offer: 2 Free Ebooks

At Vyrso, we are dedicated to bringing the best content and best deals to your attention, from amazing ebook bundles, to new releases and freebies. Today is no exception—grow your Vyrso library with two free ebooks available through August 18!

Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be: Lessons On Leadership from the Bible by LeRoy Eims

Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be

Leaders aren’t born, they’re made. Becoming a successful leader is a continual, lifelong process.

It’s a journey that requires discipline, intention, and drive. Yet true leadership is not about what we do, it’s about who we are. So how can we become leaders of integrity, passion, and excellence?

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Have you ever felt like there’s a higher calling for your life? Something more than the mundane weekly routine of work, eat, sleep, play, and church?

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A Christian Case for Non-Violence

Is violence ever justified?

Preston Sprinkle debates this controversial issue in his ebook, Fight: A Christian Case for Non-Violence.

“I’m still an evangelical Christian. And I’m not Amish, Quaker, or Mennonite. I own several guns and still believe that the smell of a recently fired shotgun on a crisp fall morning comes darn near close to paradise. But I’ve tried my hardest to understand God’s Word and the diverse perspectives of those who read it. And the more I study, the more I discuss, the more I’ve become convinced: Christians shouldn’t kill or use violence—not even in war.”—Preston Sprinkle

With these words, Sprinkle jumps into a compelling, passionate study of God’s perspective on violence.

Examining both the seemingly angry, violent God of the Old Testament and the peacemaking Jesus of the New, Preston takes us back to Scripture to discern how God has really called his people to think and live in the midst of a violent world.

He asks us to join him in inviting God to challenge our presuppositions, to set aside our biases and backgrounds and fears . . . and to seek above all else to faithfully follow the Savior who humbly submitted to God in the face of injustice and violence.

Want to learn more? Check out this book review by Ryan Nelson on a recent episode of Faithlife Today:

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10 Powerful Verses from Romans


Get James Montgomery Boice’s To the Glory of God: A 40-Day Devotional on the Book of Romans.

The book of Romans has the power to change lives! This was seen in the life of Augustine, John Calvin, and even pastor James Boice’s understanding of the scriptures. The insights he found in Romans inspired him to preach an eight-year sermon series on the book of Romans.

In Romans the Apostle Paul clearly defines and shows how all scriptures points to Christ, his death, and resurrection. He exposes sinfulness for what it is, reveals the glory, goodness and righteousness of God, and demonstrates the importance of walking daily with the Lord!

We pulled together a list of 10 verses to help you see the encouragement, understanding and truth that Paul taught throughout the book of Romans.

10 Powerful Verses from Romans

Romans 1:16 – “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”

Romans 2:6-8 – “He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, He will give eternal life; but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.”

Romans 3:23-24 – “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”

Romans 4:7-8 – “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.”

Romans 5:6 – “For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.”

Romans 6:1-2, 7 – “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? For one who has died has been set free from sin.”

Romans 7:18-20 – “For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.”

Romans 8:18 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed in us.”

Romans 10:1 – “Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.”

Romans 12:9-10 – “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.”


To learn more about the book of Romans get Boice’s To the Glory of God: A 40-Day Devotional on the Book of Romans.


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Whispers: Guest Post from Kayla Aimee


Today’s guest post is  written by Kayla Aimee, author of Anchored: Finding Hope in the Unexpected.

In this new release you’ll experience Kayla’s gripping story as she learns to navigate new-found motherhood in the most unexpected of ways. 

Read Kayla’s post—exclusive to Vyrso—about the goodness of God, no matter our circumstance: 

I think we ask it in whispers.

I think sometimes we’re afraid to say it out loud, to admit the chaos of confusion swirling about in our heart.

“Where is God in this?”

I think that we reluctant to claim it because that might look like failure in the midst of already precarious circumstances.

And here is the scandalous admission: I think it is good of us to ask.

Because “when we are asking that question is when we have the greatest opportunity to find Him. It doesn’t feel like that in the middle of the story . . . when everything burns down to ashes and it seems impossible to redeem the rubble.”*

But the nature of God is to bring beauty from ashes. [Click to Tweet!]

Once upon a time, everything I held dear broke into pieces. My body, my baby, my marriage. In the span of just a few months time it all plummeted into darkness and my grasp on grace became completely unmoored.

I found myself suddenly adrift, questioning everything I had known about the faith that had been such an integral part of my life before the trauma hit.

I felt completely alone.

I asked in whispers “Where is God in this?”

And it was in the seeking that I found it.

Because God promises that if we are seeking, we will find him.

I love this promise.

Because the beauty of the hope we have is that God is constant. That when everything else shatters and we find ourselves standing in the wreckage, there is one thing that will remain firm and secure.

Anchored is an invitation to uncover a hope that holds always, secure in the good times and in the devastatingly bad times.

Because “We have this hope as anchor for our souls, firm and secure.” (Hebrews 6:19)

 *Quoted from Anchored: Finding Hope in the Unexpected


Find faith pointing toward God’s grace and a hope that stands firm when you read Kayla Aimee’s Anchored:Finding Hope in the Unexpected.

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Holding Tight to the Issues that Matter Most: An Excerpt

My Final Word

One of the most eloquent and influential evangelical Christian leaders of our time was Charles W. “Chuck” Colson

However this wasn’t always the case, prior to his conversion he served under President Richard Nixon.

Colson soon became known internally as Nixon’s hard man or the evil genius of the administration. This fact later became all too well-known during the Watergate scandal, when Colson was as identified and arrested as one of the Watergate Seven.

Shortly after his arrest he read C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity and eventually gave his life to Jesus. 

His conversion sparked a radical life change; he plead guilty to obstruction of justice  then went on to serve time prison. Once released he soon became the leading voice on all Christian worldview matters up until his death in 2012.

In the capstone to his career Colson’s My Final Word: Holding Tight to the Issues that Matter Most, Colson issues a clear call for Christians to think critically about today’s most pressing issues.

Below is the excerpt, “Our Christian Heritage,” from My Final Word:

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the dedication of the Marine Corps Museum at Quantico, a beautiful structure rising out of the Virginia countryside in a shape suggestive of the famous photo of the Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima. While I sat waiting for the festivities to begin, I was struck as I looked around me at the incredible camaraderie that all of these Marines and former Marines enjoyed. An eighty-five-year-old man sitting right behind me said, “I’ve been a Marine for sixty-seven years.” What he meant is what Marines say: once a Marine, always a Marine. He enlisted when he was eighteen, did his duty in the Pacific, came home, and built a life for himself. But here he was, halfway across the country, celebrating the opening of the Marine museum.

Jim Lehrer, the PBS newscaster and a former Marine, explained it well: “What’s important to understand about Marines is that they know that their safety depends on the person on their right and the person on their left.” You are bonded together in battle.

As I sat there on that beautiful autumn day with jets streaming overhead and flags waving, I was struck, not only by the beauty of what I was watching, the heritage being celebrated, but by a sort of envy. Why can’t the church feel this way? Why can’t we believe that our safety or our discipleship or our Christian faith depends upon the person on the left and the right? Do you think that when you look at the people in the pews around you?

During his talk, President George W. Bush introduced the parents of Jason Dunham, a young Marine corporal from upstate New York, born on November 10, the birthday of the Marine Corps. He was born, as Bush put it, to be a Marine. It was then announced that Dunham was being posthumously awarded the highest military honor that can be given: the Congressional Medal of Honor. Dunham had been leading a squad of Marines who were suddenly attacked. They were in hand-to-hand combat. An Iraqi militant seized Dunham by the neck, and Dunham shouted to his comrades, “Watch what he’s got in his hand!” At which point the insurgent threw a live grenade into the midst of the Marines and released his grip on Dunham. The young man immediately turned and fell on his helmet over the grenade.

Why did he do it? To save the men serving under him: true heroic altruism—the one thing that Darwinian theories of natural selection can never account for. It’s also the very thing the Bible calls Christians to be prepared to do: “Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:13).

As part of the ceremony, the various battle flags of the Marines were paraded in front of the dais, starting with Tripoli, going through a score of names familiar to every Marine: Belleau Wood, Iwo Jima, Fallujah. The colors carried into the battle by the Marines were displayed. I don’t think I was the only one in the crowd with my spine tingling, my chest swelling with just a little more pride. One of the things that drive Marines to be the best at their trade is their proud heritage. They know how important it is that they carry on that tradition.

I wonder how many Christians really understand the proud tradition of the faith: how the martyrs in the first century gave their lives to preserve the gospel; how Christians through the years have done the greatest works for the improvement of mankind; how William Wilberforce led the campaign against the slave trade and slavery itself. We all remember Mother Teresa, perhaps, but how about the saints of bygone years? How about the Christians in the Roman Empire who stayed to tend the sick when the pagan doctors fled in the great plagues—and many paid with their lives for it.

The story of human history is a great cosmic battle between good and evil. [Click to Tweet!]We’re engaged in that battle on God’s side. Would that we had the sense of loyalty and commitment and responsibility for heritage that I saw on exhibit in the faces of those proud Marines.

Nagging questions, these, in the midst of a glorious autumn day in Virginia.


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Helen Steiner Rice: The Woman Behind the Poetry

Helen Steiner Rice

Get The Poems and Prayers of Helen Steiner Rice, which has nearly four hundred original poems—sixteen of them rare and previously uncollected—and one never-before-published prayer discovered in the Helen Steiner Rice Foundation archives.

Known for positivity and encouragement, Helen’s poetry has been an inspiration to thousands over the years.

As she faced hard times she sought and found God’s goodness and love, and she intentionally encouraged her friends, family, and ultimately the nation through her simple but beautiful poetry.

The woman behind the poetry:

Helen was passionate. Helen grew up in the early 1900’s and had big dreams. She aspired to attend college, fight for women’s rights, and even hoped to one day be a congresswomen.

Helen trusted God. During her senior year of high school her father grew sick and died. In the fall she put aside her ambitions of attending college, and she began working to help support her mom and sisters.

Helen remained faithful. Her circumstances were less than ideal, but she worked hard at her job and by the time she was in her early twenties she was named her company’s advertising manager and later took a position as a spokesperson to advocate for women consumers and women in the workplace.

Helen was motivated. After traveling the nation to speak, she decided to opened her own speaker’s bureau and was soon a popular motivational speaker.

Helen was human. At age 28 she fell in love with wealthy banker Franklin Rice and the two married.

Helen faced tragedy. A few months into their wedding the New York Stock Market crashed, Franklin’s bank soon closed, he lost his job and a lot of money. His financial situation drove him into a deep depression and after three years of struggling to find work, he committed suicide.

Helen used her gifts. She worked her way up in the greeting card industry and where she earned the nick name “Ambassador of Sunshine”. She wrote humorous poetry, poems to inspire, and Christmas rhymes. Her poems “The Priceless Gift of Christmas” and later “The Praying Hands” were featured on a popular TV show, and eventually “The Praying Hands” become one of the most popular greeting cards to be produced.


Get the largest, most complete collection of Helen Steiner Rice poems when you get The Poems and Prayers of Helen Steiner Rice today!


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