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Preparing your heart for his
Once upon a time, over twenty years ago, a high school teacher who never thought she'd write finally published the novel her students had pushed her into. They asked her for a teen romance at the beach; she set her alarm for three in the morning, three mornings a week, and faithfully wrote it. Little did she or her students know just how far that short novel would go.
Fast forward to three years ago - thirty-one books into the multi-series story, Robin Gunn had also written books for women and a few devotionals. Her influence had reached global proportions, which was how she ended up, one day, talking to 300 girls at their school in Brazil. These girls - every one of them - had read her books as part of the curriculum.
One girl asked her what they should do, since the boys in Brazil weren't reading her books. Confused, Robin asked for an explanation. The girl said that she and her classmates had changed their lives for Christ while reading Robin's stories - but now, how could they have a godly husband one day?
Robin stood in front of the entire girls' school with no idea what to say. Millions of women and girls around the world had written to her with the same delimma. Finally, she gave the only answer she had: pray for your future husband.
Now, Robin and her close friend Tricia have given the single girls and women of this world a tool to help them do just that. Twelve specific steps of prayer, with guidelines and example prayers. Praying for Your Future Husband has discussion guides for each chapter, stories of women whose prayers have been answered, and verses relevant to each topic discussed. It encourages the readers to interact, with note sections after each chapter and a few other write-in activities. It reaches readers on a personal level, with both writers sharing their own very different stories and talking to the readers like they would to each other - sharing the struggles and blessings they went through on their own prayer journey, and how those prayers were answered with the men now in their lives and hearts.
I give this book the full five stars. It encourages girls and women not to sit around expecting The One just because they're praying for him. This book teaches women to pray for their future husbands, for their own hearts, and to live out the life God planned for them while they wait.
I received this book for free through Waterbrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books Program in exchange for this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.