Friday, April 22, 2011

Book Review: "Praying For Your Future Husband: Preparing Your Heart For His" by Robin Jones Gunn & Tricia Goyer

Back Cover Blurb:

“From when we were small girls, most of us dream of ‘The One,’ our future husband. We think about what it would be like to be a bride. We wonder who that special guy is and when we'll find him. The great news is that what you do now can make a difference in your life and the life of your future husband!

Authors and good friends Robin Jones Gunn (Christy Miller series) and Tricia Goyer (author and former teen mom) believe God answers women's prayers for husbands—even husbands they may not meet for years. They invite young women to pray boldly for their future mate … while also asking God to prepare their own hearts.

In Praying for Your Future Husband, Robin and Tricia share their two vastly different experiences, including the things they did right and the mistakes they made on the path to meeting and marrying their husbands. Each chapter includes helpful Bible verses, prayers, and practical application, along with true stories of women who prayed for a husband and how God answered in remarkable ways.

God has a beautiful romance prepared for you. Prayer is the key to unlocking the love story … with your future husband and with God, the lover of your soul."

My Thoughts:

I’ve read many books on Christian dating and why you should wait for “The One”, but this one brings something new to the table: the benefits one reaps from praying for your future husband and waiting for him. Instead of describing specifically why you shouldn’t date around and how those kind of relationships are not healthy, Praying For Your Future Husband explains why it is so important to pray for your future husband and his relationship with Christ as well as yours, so that God can go ahead and begin preparing your hearts for each other.

Each chapter of this book is filled with true stories written by girls who have prayed and God answered, journal entries/poems written by others, inspirational quotes and scriptures, as well as a section for the reader to write down their thoughts on the chapter’s topic at the end of the book followed by ten discussion questions.

I absolutely loved the entire idea of Praying For Your Future Husband. It doesn’t just give specifics on what you should pray for your future husband, but it opens your eyes on to how waiting seasons are fragile and beneficial to your relationship (and eventually marriage) with your future husband and each of your relationships with God. Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer are very personable to the reader and have an obvious passion on this subject. Not only could this book help those waiting for “The One” and wanting to save themselves for someone special, but also to those who have made mistakes in the area of dating in the past.

What I Disliked:

Honestly, I can’t name one thing that I disliked about this book.

Final Comments:

Praying For Your Future Husband is a must-read book for all teens/young adults, whether you’re in a dating relationship or not.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.


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If you’re a teen, are you for the idea of dating or waiting for
“The One”? Why or why not?
If you’re married, did you pray for your future husband before you got married?
If so, how did your prayers make a difference?

4 comments:

  1. If you’re a teen, are you for the idea of dating or waiting for
    “The One”? Why or why not?
    I want to do something between dating and courting.And not until I'm 18.I want to focus on God and my life right now.I do have a journal that I write in to my future husband kinda like Christy did for her's only she used letters.

    This sounds like a really interesting book.I would really like to read this one.It sounds like my type and I mean Tricia Goyer and Robin Gunn Jones!??!!? Awesome!Could you give me the address for the people you review for?I review for Booksneeze, but I'm always looking for more :) Sierra
    Keep Growing Beautiful♥

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  2. What a wonderful idea, praying for your future husband. The hardest part about this idea is the wait, but you can be sure it's worth the wait when he comes along. Mine was, but I made a few bad decisions having to do with impatience. But I can't begrudge God for that, he gave a wonderful daughter. You're a beautiful girl and your should do well.

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  3. Sierra: http://www.waterbrookmultnomah.com/bloggingforbooks/ go there and register to blog for books from this publishing company. =)

    Elizabeth: I agree, the hardest part is always the wait. Which is a good thing, because it shows us all of the good things that can come just by being patient. Thanks for your comment! God bless. =)

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  4. Thanks for posting this - I would like to get it for my children and myself. He certainly wants to be involved at this stage of life :)

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