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Powerful Prayers: Conversations on Faith, Hope, and the Human Spirit with Today's Most Provocative People

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In his latest best seller, Powerful Prayers, the king of the interview asks some of the world's most prominent, glamorous, and intriguing figures to answer the most profound questions of our times-questions that deal with the resurgence of faith and spirituality. Larry King explores the intimate prayers of such famous personalities as Muhammad Ali, Barbara Bush, President ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 20th 1999 by Renaissance Books (first published 1998)
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Ken
Sep 04, 2009 Ken rated it liked it
thoughtful and makes one think.

- pretty Judaism-dominated, but isn't the world (almost in every field) greatly influenced by people of Jewish faith.

- The Jewish stories are always interesting:like "the fate of the world depending on the conduct of the 12 good men somewhere in the world" or something like that (cannot recall the exact - please advise the page no. if anybody comes across it). Wonder why this idea has not evolved into a fantasy novel by some writer out there (or has it?)

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Dave Mevis
Jan 14, 2010 Dave Mevis rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Nobody
Larry King is apparently as bad of an author as he is an interviewer. I fail to see the fascination with him, or to understand his success. His interview style, like Barbara Walters, is short and choppy, machine-gun style, though not as hard hitting as he would have you believe. No flow, conversation or follow-ups. No probing or ability to really unearth underlying meaning, which is especially frustrating in a book purported to be "conversations" and to deal with spirtituality, which does not ...more
Steven Bullmer
Sep 17, 2013 Steven Bullmer rated it it was ok
Interesting, but not very edifying. King is stubbornly anti-prayer. What I found interesting is how shallow the "professionals" came off sounding when they described their prayer life, how spiritual and prayerful the artists were, and how many people described themselves as "spiritual" but "non-religious," meaning the institutions of religion did not help or inform their prayer life. That just fuels my "holy discontent with the status quo." Larry's rabbi was inspiring. By the end of the book I ...more
Belinda
Jun 29, 2015 Belinda rated it liked it
Here we go, a short and sweet review:

It was ok, but nothing to write home about. The overall theme of Larry King exploring his awareness of God / faith was weakly driving the story. Each little story within the book were provided as discussions with famous, influential, or devout persons, and while somewhat interesting, didn't do anything to support the structure or proposed intention of the book.
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Larry King is an award-winning American television/radio host. Since 1985, King has hosted a nightly interview program on CNN called Larry King Live.
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