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Executive producer of Fireproof will release his newest book

Michael Catt, senior pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church and executive producer of the Georgia congregation’s runaway hit films FACING THE GIANTS and FIREPROOF will release his newest book, The Power of Persistence (Breakthroughs in Your Prayer Life), on Sept. 1, reports

The Power of Persistence is the second in Catt’s three-book “Power of . . .” series, the third of which will be The Power of Surrender.

“How does a person pray? In particular, how do you do it “non-stop”? Praying isn’t as easy as it sounds. What does the Bible say about it? As for God’s response—do people really hear His voice? Weaving personal anecdotes and stories from scripture, Catt engagingly guides readers into prayers of opening (or re-opening) communication with God, learning from the Psalms (written by a man “after God’s heart”), praying for other people . . . ultimately to a breakthrough with God, who rushes to meet us like the Prodigal’s father in Jesus’ parable,” said in the press release about the release of the book.

Catt’s way-outside-the-lines trust in God’s power has landed him in The New York Times, on The 700 Club, The Dr. Phil Show, and FamilyLife Today, to mention a few. His liberating work with Sherwood Church, in a town of approximately 80,000 residents, has led to sales of more than 2 million copies of The Love Dare (the “plot device” in Fireproof)—along with movie novelizations and other books, all pointing to the simple and life-changing power of knowing God through Jesus Christ.

Michael Catt has served as senior pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany GA since 1989 and executive produced the surprise hit films that originated in his congregation. He is author of Prepare for Rain, Fireproof Your Life, and The Power of Desperation. He founded the ReFRESH revival conference and blogs at

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