Two years ago Suzanne Niles and I shared an elevator at NRB convention and started talking to each other. We’ve kept up with each other on Facebook, and when I found out about Fast Friends, her just released new book, I was eager to learn more. I interviewed her and co-author Wendy Little at NRB, and now I’m excited to share my review of their book.


Fast Friends is an incredible story of two women who met and then bonded through a decade of prayer and fasting together. They are two authentic women who have suffered loss and failure, frustration and disappointment, and are not afraid to be vulnerable and real in order to minister to other women. They’re also both gifted in the art of writing which makes for an enjoyable and relatable read.

Fast Friends is broken up into short chapters with each woman sharing their experiences and what God taught them through those experiences. Each chapter could easily be used as a daily devotion. In addition, the book includes a Bible study that can further enhance the study.

What impressed me the most about this little book is the way that scripture flows so naturally from both Suzanne and Wendy. Their writing is interwoven with scripture and their own personal words joined seamlessly  together.

Whether you’re looking for a how-to book on fasting or if you’re just looking for a spiritual uplift and inspiration for praying, Fast Friends is for you.

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About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Christian women’s speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. An accomplished storyteller, Sharon draws the audience in with humor, engages them with stories, then ties everything together to bring to light spiritual truths. Her heart’s desire is to encourage women in their walk with the Lord, showing them how to find God’s will for their life through prayer and scripture. “God is the Master Storyteller,” says Sharon. “I love helping women see how God is always at work behind the scenes laying the foundation for the glorious future He has in store for us.” Sharon is a firm believer in the power of prayer and has many stories to share of God working in miraculous ways in her own life as well as those around her. She’s passionate about teaching women how to pray and loves engaging with women in personal prayer. Wherever she goes, she finds herself surrounded by women in need of prayer, and she considers it an honor to pray with women whether they’re friends, family, or complete strangers. Sharon has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with women of the Bible and loves applying the biblical stories to modern situations. She teaches a Women Through the Bible study at her church, applying the S.O.A.P. method of scripture study. She especially enjoys delving into lesser known women and discovering encouraging truths for women of today. She recently launched a new podcast where she works her way through the Bible sharing the stories of All God’s Women.

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