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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (116 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: August Gold, Joel Fotinos Narrator: Jack Garrett Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538467602
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Joseph Hutchinson is a man who knows the reality of tragedy all too well; his life has been filled with misfortune and adversity. A widowed father of two, living on a farm that is about to be taken from him, Joseph embarks on an unexpected journey that will bring him face to face with his greatest fears, and ultimately with his greatest discovery: a mysterious wooden box hidden in his attic over one hundred years earlier. This box, the Prayer Chest, contains the three secrets of prayer that will change his life and the lives of everyone around him. What starts out as a journey to save his children and himself turns into a quest through which he discovers the power to make every prayer come true.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I absolutely love The Prayer Chest. Not only is it a good story, it also offers enormously helpful and practical guidance for living a joy-filled and meaningful life.”— 

    Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times bestselling author

  • The Prayer Chest blends profundity with simplicity. It teaches spiritual law through a deeply human story. Part romance and part parable, it is itself an answered prayer.”— 

    Julia Cameron, USA Today bestselling author

  • The Prayer Chest is a wonderful and enlightening book. It tells an inspiring story whose deep secret is that we all need a simple place, a quiet place, a place of miracles, a hiding place where we can write the truth of our hearts and leave it for those we love. We each need our own Prayer Chest, and in times of joy, in times of fear, it will be there to guide us and to help us receive the truth. What a gift is this wonderful book!”— 

    Judy Collins, singer, songwriter, and writer“

  • “Filled with compassion and warmth, this moving story is about overcoming obstacles, finding strength in prayer, and never losing hope. This is a powerful and unique parable suited for people of all faiths.”— 

    Tucson Citizen“

  • “A spiritual parable that will appeal to fans of It’s a Wonderful Life…This easy, inspirational read will warm the hearts of seekers everywhere.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Read this book with an open mind and an open heart —and prepare yourself for some truly remarkable results!”— 

    Marc Allen, author of The Millionaire Course“

  • ““I have used prayer chests for many years, with great results. I applaud your book on the subject. It is much needed for informational and inspirational purposes in these times.”— 

    Catherine Ponder, author of The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity“

  • “Destined to become a modern-day classic, this beautifully written and timeless tale is filled with spiritual wisdom that will change your life. If you have been searching for a treasure chest of your own, seek no further. It’s in your hands.”— 

    Rev. Dr. David Bruner, senior minister, San Jose Center for Spiritual Living

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tami | 1/21/2014

    " I didn't finish it - very "new age" story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 1/20/2014

    " This was a quick easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/14/2014

    " kinda sappy and predictable, but the underlying message about prayer was good. kinda made me think about how and what I ask for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shay | 1/10/2014

    " Easy and enlightening read. Leaves you with a positive feeling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 1/9/2014

    " A delightful story of love, loss and the power of prayer. I love the line where looking directly into Joseph's despondent eyes, Grace said, "I think life keeps changing so that we can change into the people God intended us to be". Great read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 12/24/2013

    " This was a Christmas gift. If you like simple and predictable feel good stories - that's just not my taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianna | 12/5/2013

    " A bit simplistic, but a inspirational nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 11/25/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It is about a man who had some hardships befall him and finds a prayer chest in his attic. After finding the prayer chest, he learns 3 rules about prayer and what makes prayer work. Really moving book and I really liked the prayer rules--good reminders for all of us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mari | 5/16/2013

    " This was a quick, inspirational read that reminded me a bit of It's a Wonderful Life. It is the story of a family who is changed by a prayer chest that they find. The characters are sympathetic and the plot is interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 5/10/2013

    " This is a great short book that gives a unique look at prayer. It emphasizes our role in getting answers and answering other person's prayers. It's put in a story setting which makes it an enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doris | 11/19/2012

    " Based on self-actualization, not on God's provision. Good, uplifting story, but with skewed, twisted theology. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 10/8/2012

    " Quick read. A little predictable, but a nice story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle Hankes | 10/3/2012

    " I lost interest in this book based on the style of writing. The premise is interesting and it just may be someone else's cup of tea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise Smith | 8/3/2012

    " This is a short, sweet, and inspiring parable of faith and forgiveness. However, the end left me wondering if there were pages missing from my book!?! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 1/7/2012

    " I enjoyed the new age insights about prayer. I found this helpful in my quest to be more communicative with the Almighty. This book brought in aspects of the law of attraction which always fascinates me and in which I have become involved over the span of a number of years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy Rosenberg | 11/30/2011

    " This book is so special.. the kind of book you read and then give to someone you LOVE. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debba | 9/19/2011

    " A nice simple read. Predictable message that we all need to be reminded of often. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terrie | 9/11/2011

    " Power enjoy and very inspiring/motivating/uplifting "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy Elizabeth | 6/20/2011

    " A lovely tale of heartache and hope. I want to believe that everyone can survive off their god-given talents but in my case it just doesn't seem to be true. However, my woes (and lake of faith) shouldn't prevent anyone from reading this.... it is well worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa | 6/9/2011

    " What a powerful parable on the power of prayer and three key components on prayer. I would recommend this book to anyone who believes in the power of prayer and would like to have a more meaningful prayerlife. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nazeeh Magar | 5/5/2011

    " This is a novel, yet it revels some very important and insightful ideas about prayer and how it works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mom | 2/1/2011

    " This is a cute book, but prayer is a must for each person that writes something to put in the chest.
    I liked this book. It is short, but powerful in what people should do in their lives.
    Thanks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 1/31/2011

    " A delightful story of love, loss and the power of prayer. I love the line where looking directly into Joseph's despondent eyes, Grace said, "I think life keeps changing so that we can change into the people God intended us to be". Great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mari | 3/18/2010

    " This was a quick, inspirational read that reminded me a bit of It's a Wonderful Life. It is the story of a family who is changed by a prayer chest that they find. The characters are sympathetic and the plot is interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy Elizabeth | 10/7/2009

    " A lovely tale of heartache and hope. I want to believe that everyone can survive off their god-given talents but in my case it just doesn't seem to be true. However, my woes (and lake of faith) shouldn't prevent anyone from reading this.... it is well worth it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shay | 4/17/2009

    " Easy and enlightening read. Leaves you with a positive feeling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/31/2009

    " I really enjoyed this book. It is about a man who had some hardships befall him and finds a prayer chest in his attic. After finding the prayer chest, he learns 3 rules about prayer and what makes prayer work. Really moving book and I really liked the prayer rules--good reminders for all of us. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindi | 11/29/2008

    " The Prayer Chest was the most fabulous read I can remember in a long time. It is a very short book in writing... but goes deep in your soul to carry with you for moments to come.
    Just when you think you have it all figured out... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 10/18/2008

    " This was a quick easy read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 9/7/2008

    " This was a Christmas gift. If you like simple and predictable feel good stories - that's just not my taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 8/7/2008

    " This is a great short book that gives a unique look at prayer. It emphasizes our role in getting answers and answering other person's prayers. It's put in a story setting which makes it an enjoyable read. "

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About the Author

August Gold is a nationally recognized inspirational speaker and frequently keynotes at conferences nationwide. She is also the author the books The Prayer Chest, Prayer Partners, and the award-winning children’s book Where Does God Live?, among others.

About the Narrator

Jack Garrett’s voice is immediately recognizable from his work in commercials and as a personality on radio stations in the West and Southwest. In addition to guest appearances on television, he has performed in dozens of theater productions on regional and New York stages, including Guys and Dolls, Hallelujah Breakdown, Prelude to a Kiss, Cast a Spell, and Bongo Fever.