When I began reading this, I found it extremely repetitive. The author states the main idea of the book probably a couple dozen times in the first two chapters alone. It took me awhile to really get into it, but I’m glad I stuck with it. Fasting is a forgotten discipline in the church today, at least it was for me. It’s something we mention from time to time, but don’t really understand, and rarely practice. This book is a great reminder and encouragement to change those things.
And I actually got to the point that I appreciated the repetition. It really drives home the point that God’s gateway to spiritual breakthroughs IS prayer and fasting. We often want the results of prayer and fasting, but are unwilling to do what’s necessary. But God wants all the glory for what He’s going to do in, through, and around us, so we need to humble ourselves before Him first.