FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 22, 2022
Advocate Press releases ‘Prayer Changes Us’
by Georgia pastor Dr. Ted Goshorn
COLUMBIA, S.C.—A new book from the Advocate Press by Georgia pastor Dr. Ted Goshorn explores the transformative practice of prayer.
Available for purchase just in time for Christmas, Goshorn’s book is titled “Prayer Changes Us.”
In this book, Goshorn—an ordained United Methodist elder in the South Georgia Annual Conference and pastor of Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Macon, Georgia—addresses how many of us are accustomed to hearing how prayer changes God’s mind or life’s circumstances. But, he asks, what about how prayer changes us?
Answering that question forms the nexus of his book. Through the chapters, Goshorn takes readers on a journey of self-discovery, finding the transformative impact of regular prayer practice and teaching how to incorporate prayer into the rhythms of life. Part One addresses how to pray, expanding the scope to include styles of prayer like repetition and praying scripture. Part Two focuses on the impact of prayer on the soul, exploring the ways prayer makes us better disciples and brings us deeper in relationship with God.
The book includes helpful resources on establishing a rhythm of prayer, including descriptions and how-to guides on types of prayer, Methodism founder John Wesley’s self-examination questions, and daily guides for praying the Psalms or all of scripture throughout the year. Learn how you can better understand the heart of God through deep, focused, habitual prayer that changes us.
Goshorn grew up in Rome, Georgia, and never expected to become a pastor. Having first pursued a career in higher education, he found a calling for helping individuals grow in their faith and churches to transform their communities. As a result of that call, Goshorn joined the ministry as an ordained United Methodist elder in the South Georgia Annual Conference. Since June, he has served Mulberry Street UMC, the mother church of Georgia Methodism.
Prior to joining in ministry with Mulberry Street, Goshorn served Eastman First UMC for five years, bringing the church into partnership with its local community. That work, including serving as chair of the board and president of the local chamber of commerce, led to his recognition as one of Emory University’s Forty Under Forty for 2021.
Goshorn holds a Doctor of Ministry (2021) and Master of Divinity (2015) from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, a Master of Education (2009) from James Madison University, and a Bachelor of Arts (2006) from Berry College. He has also served in ministry positions at Adairsville First UMC in Adairsville; Reinhardt University in Waleska; Vineville UMC in Macon; and the Baldwin County Circuit in Milledgeville. Prior to joining the ministry, Goshorn served in higher education positions at Mercer University, James Madison University and the University of West Georgia.
He is married to Dana Mire Goshorn, and together they have two sons: Jackson (12) and Carter (7). They love to travel, hike in the mountains, and play games together. Goshorn is an avid reader, a runner, and sometimes an old car tinkerer. He loves spending time with friends, family, and finding new ways to have an adventure. To keep up with him, visit TedGoshorn.org.
The Advocate Press is the publishing arm of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate newspaper. It launched in 2017 to produce books of interest to United Methodists on matters of faith and to amplify regional voices and those that advocate for the advancement of the kingdom of God.
“Prayer Changes Us” is available at https://advocatesc.org/store/books/prayer-changes-us or on Amazon.
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