Therefore encourage one another and edify one another, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Monday, January 14, 2013

Review: Prayer Never Fails: Especially During Trials by Berney K. Dorton

I must admit the title of the book sparked my interest in the beginning, but after reading the synopsis I was really looking forward to reading this book. I could not have received this book at a better time. Not to mention, I could relate to many of the tragic events she shared. Therefore, it left me anxious and a little nervous to receive this book because of the many different emotions I was already dealing with.

Prayer Never Fails has 14 Chapters and is an easy and quick read. Although, I would recommend you taking your time and really digesting every scripture and story that is shared.  I found myself reading a few chapters more than once and crying during some. Also, every chapter begins with a scripture mainly taken from the New International Version (NIV).

Often times when we are going through trials we feel like giving up but Mrs. Dorton reminds us to continue to pray and have faith regardless of the circumstances. “Prayer should be our initial response instead of our last-ditch effort.”  She highlights five reasons to pray.

        1.       Pray to confess and confront the sin in our lives.
        2.       Pray to thank God for His blessings.
        3.       Pray to develop intimacy with God.
        4.       Pray for cleansing and restoration.
        5.       The righteous prayers availeth much.

I liked the concept of her using real life stories as examples of different trials she faced to insure the readers they are not alone and she is not exempt. Everyone will go through many different trials in life but with continuous prayer we will make it through.

I believe others could genuinely benefit from reading this book because it will encourage them to continue to pray while going through tough circumstances. 

Prayer Never Fails: Especially During Trials
ISBN: 978-1600475344 
List Price: $13.95 
Format: Softcover 
Page Count: 182
The book is available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or via her website.

About the Author: Berney K. Dorton
Berney K. Dorton, a native of El Sobrante, California, is married, mother of three grown children, an accomplished registered nurse, professor, inspirational speaker, and author. She is the host of Flames of Fire ministry. She works with Circle of Love Men’s ministry, the Good News Jail ministry.

If you would like to learn more or wish to connect with Berney K. Dorton, please visit her at the following links.


Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.


  1. Great Review! Looking forward to getting me a copy!

    1. Thanks DeLonda! She really reminds you how we need to keep praying even when we feel like giving up or think we can't.