Monthly Feature: May 2011
About the Author: John Franklin
John Franklin is a nationally known speaker in the area of prayer and spiritual awakening, a pastor, and an author of “And the Place was Shaken”: How to Lead a Powerful Prayer Meeting, co-author of “By Faith”: Living In The Reality Of God, Spiritual Warfare: Biblical Truth for Victory, compiler of “A House of Prayer”: Prayer Ministries in Your Church, and has been a contributor to numerous books and articles.
He founded John Franklin Ministries to resource churches in prayer and spiritual awakening. Previous experience also includes serving as Prayer Specialist for LifeWay Christian Resources and the Minister of Prayer at First Baptist Church of Woodstock, GA. Franklin earned a Doctorate of Ministry from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL, a Master of Divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations, History, and Spanish from Samford University in Birmingham, AL.
He is married to Kathy and they have three children: Daniel, Nathan, and Susanna.
And The Place Was Shaken:
How To Lead A Powerful Prayer Meeting
The book seeks to equip a leader with the knowledge of what causes a powerful prayer meeting. It states that the leader must know the three desires of God for a prayer meeting, and the four responsibilities of a prayer leader in working with Him. It avoids a formulaic approach of “programming” God to get a certain result or infringing on His sovereignty, but gives very practical handles and suggestions for how a leader works with God to guide His people.
"It has well been said that prayer can do anything that God can do. I am so grateful for John Franklin’s wonderful book, And The Place Was Shaken. As a pastor for many years, I have struggled with the subject of leading powerful prayer meetings. This book will be an asset to pastors such as I, and the Christian leaders everywhere." – anonymous
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