Another winner from two great writers! I received this book to review, but just because it's designed for teens and single gals doesn't mean there's not substance for the rest of us. The insights and prayer suggestions shared can be applied to other relationships and offer good advice for our own spiritual growth. The twelve topics covered include patience, understanding, trust, contentment, and commitment. I've been married 38 years, but discovered new ways to pray for my own husband. I love the list of 52 Scriptures to pray that is in the back of the book. That is an excellent resource to use in praying for anyone.
This is a book every teen girl should read and apply. The authors share vulnerably from their own experiences, showing what they did wrong and right. Stories and poems from others and questions to consider are included in each chapter. Praying for Your Future Husband is a practical book and a real treasure! Don't miss out on reading and sharing this excellent resource.
I am a 15-year-old girl who's been praying for my future husband for a while, and I found the insights in this book really inspiring, helpful, and encouraging. I appreciated the way Robin and Tricia shared their stories as well as the stories of girls who prayed specific things for their future husbands and how God answered. That was really cool. I am so glad I read this book as it explored different areas girls can pray for their future husbands- some that I'd never thought of before! Every young woman should read this book. And if you are single, I encourage you to be praying for your future spouse. Your prayers can make a profound impact on their life! God bless!
My mother prays for my future husband on a regular basis. Occasionally, when I'm not in an exhaustion coma, I'll whisper a prayer for the man God may elect to bring into my life. Though Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer's book Praying for Your Future Husband is marketed for middle and high school girls, I found the book to be an excellent introduction to the blessing of praying for others (especially one's future husband) in a society that is rushed, yet filled with moral and sexual denigration.
Filled with true stories of married and single women alike, Praying does an excellent job of not glorifying married life over the single life. In fact, Gunn and Goyer encourage their young female to live full lives during their single years. Additionally, while living full lives, Praying encourages young girls to pray fervently for their future husbands. Tackling areas such as patience, understanding, contentment, protection, and even intimacy, the book offers chapters tailored to certain aspects of a husband's character that should be examined. At the end of each chapter, the reader is given a prayer to pray for her future husband and for herself. For young girls, they are not only educated in what characteristics a Godly husband should possess, but they are also instructed to develop these traits in their own personal lives. Praying not only helps teen girls pray for their future husbands, but it also has the potential to help girls live full, Christ-like lives whether they marry or not.
PS- The excellent folks over at Multnomah's Blogging for Books gave me a free copy of Praying for Your Future Husband in exchange for an honest review. No lies here.