Bookworm's Ranking - 5 Worms
About - Every girl thinks about "the One." What will he be like? When will my prince charming come? But, there are some important things to remember when thinking about your future husband. Will he be a God Lover? Will he be loyal and faithful? How do we go about finding good men with these qualities? Robin and Tricia give insight on these questions by giving example with their relationships and advises what to look and pray for in a future husband. They even talk about how to prepare yourself during the time before "the One" (or prince charming) comes.
Authors - Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer
Age Group - Teens and up (this book is a little more subjective and I'll let you know why this is in the 'Personal Opinion' section)
Writing - The personal stories of the authors, and other women, helped breach the topic of that chapter and gave good insight into what to look for in a man. The authors told it like it is and they gave helpful advice and examples to those wanting and waiting for their future husbands. Specific things were also mentioned to pray for and the Bible verses were very helpful and thought provoking. The book moved at a good pace and kept me wanting to read more. It was well put together and the questions at the end really helped to dig deep into what to pray for and what needs to be worked on in your own life.
Personal Opinion - This was a really helpful book. Considering I need to remember to pray for my future husband myself, this book helped me think of things to pray for and made excellent points about relationships and things to pray for in a husband. The reason I recommend the teen age group is because there is a chapter about intimacy in it (it is not graphic or inappropriate or anything, it more or less just says that it is good to wait so you can give yourself only to your husband) and one of the authors did make some bad decisions in the past but, again, not detailed. The book isn't about just praying for him to show up, but it is about praying for him, for God to help him in his temptations or struggles and for him to develop certain qualities that would be good in a husband. It was really insightful when these women talked about their past and the choices they made, which were drastically different from each other, and the consequences of those choices. The questions at the end of the chapters helped me think about my praying for a husband (which I usually forgot to do) and what things I should pray for. It also helped me make my "list," which I have also put off (but I did brake the rules and put down 14 things instead of the 10 as they suggested). I am planning on getting a copy of this book for a friend of mine as a gift. If wanting to pray for your future husband or just want one in the future, this book is really good and would recommend.
Disclaimer - In exchange for an honest review, I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.
Links - Learn more about the book and authors at: http://triciagoyer.com/index.html and http://www.robingunn.com/index.html . You can also check out an excerpt at the publishers site at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?isbn=9781601423481 .
To read, comment, and rate this and other reviews, stop by http://bookwormreading.blogspot.com/