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“Praying for Your Future Husband” by Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer

Have you ever thought about praying for your future husband?
Will it make a difference?
There’s only one way to find out…

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.

Here’s my review:

Okay, I’m not going to be that mean and have you read the review I wrote in my reading log from a photo. (You really thought I’d do that!?)

Author: Robin (Jones) Gunn and Tricia Goyer
Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5 stars)
Bible Translations Used: Eleven Bible translations/paraphrases. This is why the book did not get five stars.
Romance: Talks about Mrs. Gunn and Mrs. Goyer’s relationships/marriages. (That includes boyfriends, kissing (not in detail or anything like that).)
Controversial: Mrs. Goyer gets pregnant twice out of wedlock, and one of her babies is aborted.  (It shows God can forgive anyone.) I’m sure there are probably a few other things I did not see.
Age: 13-? Parents should read first to determine age
I never thought much about praying for my future husband–I mean, the thought has crossed my mind once or twice, but I never took the thought into deep thinking. From their personal experiences, Mrs. Gunn and Mrs. Goyer tell of their dating stories and how they met their husbands. The book gives many suggestions on how to pray for your future husband, and includes Bible references. And this book doesn’t just focus on praying for your future husband, but also yourself. Even if you don’t get married, your relationship with Christ will be strengthened. Your prayers may not be answered with an earthly husband, but they may be answered (if your are His child) when you see the Him in Heaven. 
The only thing I didn’t like was the eleven Bible translations/paraphrases. (Is eleven really necessary!?”) Verses can easily be looked up in a translation of your choice (well, easy unless you’re like me and have nine weeks of Bible study sheets tucked inside your Bible!). 
Having a notebook/journal and a stash of pens would be really handy if you read this book.

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