Friday, February 18, 2011

Couples Who Pray a book review

 
I had the option of choosing to review this book among other titles.  This one I really was interested in reading. Being really open and truthful here.  We don't pray together
I think this is one  you need to search out and check out for yourself. 
It is has some practical suggestions.  It also has some stories from celebrities.  Some people that have reviewed the book thought that was negative.  And I would have to say probably didn't really give the book a chance. 
I think with any work like this the reader is going to have to look at it with an open mind and take from it bits and pieces that might be helpful to them. 
The main question I ask is about it's foundation.  For me I want to see reference to scripture.  It doesn't do me a lot of good to read stories about other people or hear other peoples opinions that aren't backed up with what God says. 
I enjoyed the appendix at the end of the book which included specific scripture about specific topics.
The whole premise around the book is the:
 40 Day Prayer Challenge
Here's video about it . . .


And from the author's site:
HOW TO PRAY


Ten Steps discussed fully in our book Couples Who Pray:

1. Just start talking to God. A conversation.

2. Set aside the time, same time, everyday.

3. Start with an attitude of gratitude.

4. Confess your shortcomings & ask forgiveness.

5. Pray out loud.

6. Keep it short.

7. Normal language - no thee's and thou's.

8. Pray for your marriage.


9. Pray for others and yourself.

10. Expect God will answer your prayers.

I think this is one I would suggest you check out. 
BTW it is written by the husband and wife team of SQuire Rushness and Louise Duart check out the website.
 
This book was offered by BookSneeze.  I was not asked to write a positive review. 
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