by Rev. James W. Tharp
Estelle, a young woman in an isolated Arkansas county, longs to know God in a more personal way. Surrounded by intimidating characters and frightening events, Estelle’s heart seeks refuge in prayer and in her discovery of a powerful and loving God. Against the odds of poverty, pride, and the provocations of a skeptical husband, Estelle discovers the secrets of prayer, surrender, and obedience to God, releasing the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in a way that transforms her husband, her family, and an entire community.
Many of the amazing events in this narrative actually happened, and are testimony to the love of a powerful, yet personal, God who hears the prayers of His children, meets urgent needs, and answers in miraculous ways in the most difficult of times.
The story of Estelle reminds us that no darkness is beyond the reach of prayer. The remarkable experiences of Estelle will astonish you and inspire you to experience the love of God in a greater way, increase your dependence on prayer, and deepen your own relationship with Jesus Christ.