Over the weekend I attended a baby shower with a dear friend, she’s in her thirties and not married or dating. We talk about her life and the direction she is going and her mom pipes in, “I want grandchildren”. Our conversation then migrated to finding a husband…or at least a worthy candidate.
But how and where…?
Prayer topped the list. Even those with faith have to ask if praying for a husband really works. Well-loved authors and good friends, Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer share their journeys on the path to meeting and marrying their husbands in their book, Praying for Your Future Husband (Multnomah Books).
Both are stories the reader can relate to finding “the One” only to have the heartbroken and getting second chances. In the end, does it come down to finally trusting God? Each of the authors has a different experience in finding their spouse. As they reveal their story and the journey it adds dynamics to the book and restores hope. It’s honest, not always perfect, but always positive with the focus on what is possible.
I liked how the book was set up, each chapter shares helpful Bible verses, an area to organize thoughts for reflection, prayers, and questions for discussion. I also loved the true stories of other women who’ve found their husbands in a remarkable way through their faith in God. There are twelve areas, like his heart, patience, intimacy, commitment, and understanding, that are suggested for praying.
It’s a book that brings prayer into your life and reminds us all how right NOT we can make a difference and adds, not just in our life, but in the lives of future husbands, whom we may have never met.
“When the day comes that your love story is celebrated by your closest friends and family, you’ll know that every prayer was worth it. Every whispered word from a tender heart is precious to God. No request is ignored. No moment spent with your Heavenly Father is wasted,” write the authors. “You might even wish you had prayed more. Why? Because your prayers are the first gifts you will give to your future husband. Gifts in which heaven participates.”
About the Authors
Robin Jones Gunn has written more than 70 books, including the best-selling Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen series for teens. More than 4 million copies of her books have sold worldwide. Robin and her husband live in Hawai’i. They have been married for 34 years and have two grown children. Tricia Goyer is the author of 400 articles for national periodicals, as well as 16 novels, 2 children’s books, and 7 nonfiction books, including Life Interrupted. She and her husband have been married for 21 years and have 4 children.
*I received a copy of Praying for your Future Husband in order to write an honest review. No other compensation was received. The opinions where expressed are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others experiences may vary.