Praying for Your Future Husband: Preparing Your Heart for His by Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer is a remarkable mixture of pragmatic advice, heart-gripping personal stories, touching romance, and inspiring devotional--all tied up in a single beautiful package.
Written primarily for young teenagers, Praying For Your Future Husband would be a great resource for any woman who is single and trying to focus their hearts on God's will for their lives. Each chapter contains stories, journal entries, letters, scriptures, prayers and study questions to help point the reader toward a certain aspect of prayer that will strengthen both a future husband as well as the young woman, herself. The practice of praying for their future will also bring young women into a closer relationship with the God of the Universe who desires to be first in all of our hearts.
Why did I--a happily married mother of two--read this book? It made my husband a little nervous when it arrived on our doorstep, but I was excited to crack it open. The two authors, Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer, have both been long-time favorites of mine (see other book picks listed at the bottom of this post) and I knew that any collaboration on their part couldn't be missed. Also, as a mother to a young daughter, I want to be prepared to talk to her about her future. So many girls have little preparation beyond fairy-tale romances. This book will help me to get her thinking beyond "I want someone tall dark and handsome." As she enters her teen years, I want her to know that somewhere out there is a young man who is already making choices that will affect her future, and her choices will affect his future. Praying for him will help not only to protect him--but as the subtitle says--it will help to prepare her heart for his.
Click here to download chapter one of Praying for Your Future Husband: Preparing Your Heart for His.
Other great books by Tricia Goyer:
Book Pick on September 25, 3009: Blue Like Playdough
Book Pick on February 26, 2010: Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana.
Other great books by Robin Jones Gunn:
Book Pick on August 7, 2009: Sisterchicks in Sombreros
Book Pick on November 13, 2009: Finding Father Christmas
Book Pick on June 5, 2009: Waterfalls
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free (from WaterBrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books program) for the purpose of review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”