Thursday, June 02, 2011

Praying for Your Future Husband...Giveaway


I am sooooo excited to tell you about this brand new book from two of my friends, Tricia Goyer and Robin Jones Gunn. Last summer while I attended ICRS, a Christian Retail Show, I got to listen to these two talk about writing the chapters to this book and how very jazzed they were to get to read it.

Then in early May Tricia sent a copy to my daughter. I was THRILLED. I'm even more excited to have a copy to giveaway to one commenter/follower on this blog and one on my teen review blog!

Let's face it young adults are concerned about finding that perfect spouse. But in the pursuit of the right person, we often forget we need to become that right person. What I love about this book is that Gunn and Goyer focus not only on how to pray for your future spouse -- before you even know who that is -- but also on how you need to prepare yourself to be the right person, too. Can you imagine what would happen if we poured half the energy we devote to dreaming and fretting into praying? That could be amazing!

Goyer and Gunn also have very different experiences that lead to marriage. These experiences bring a richness to the book because it's not all rosy nor all warning. Instead, it casts vision for what is possible. They guide the reader through 12 areas they can pray for their future spouse. Areas like his heart, that he would be a God lover, for patience, understanding, intimacy and commitment. This book would be a great gift for a girl who is starting to focus on young men -- especially if it's coupled with a commitment to read it and discuss the principles with her.

Here's more:
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.

20 comments:

Sarah/Robert said...

Ahhh, Cara! I have several young ladies who would benefit from this book. Please enter me in the drawing!

Ariel said...

I've actually been wanting to read this book since I heard about it :D Enter me please?

Janet said...

I am single and would love to read this book!!!

dowelljanet@hotmail.com

Trudi Rose said...

I've been praying for my future husband for a few years now, but I've heard of this book and think it would be amazing to get to read it. Please enter me in the drawing!

trgirl85 @ yahoo.com

apple blossom said...

I think this book would be so good for my girls. I have a twenty year old and 15 year old. Love to be included in the giveaway thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

noseinanovel said...

I have been excited for this one since I first heard about it. Robin's books defined much of my teen years. I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance.

kathryn.clewell[at]gmail[dot]com

Cara Putman said...

Keep the comments coming and don't forget to check my tween/teen review blog for another chance to comment and win this book -- I'm giving away two copies :-)

Rose McCauley said...

I would love to win this for my 12 year old tween granddaughter. Thanks for the chance, ladies. crmcc at setel dot com

Christina said...

I'd love to gift one of my girls with this book.

Christina

Charity said...

I would love to be entered in this giveaway! I have two younger sister's who would benefit from this. Thanks!

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Naomi Musch said...

I've been following this book around hoping to win a copy. Here I go again! Sounds like a terrific book that I believe my daughter would enjoy.
Blessings~
Naomi
muschfarm(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nora St. Laurent said...

Thanks for this giveaway opportunity. This book looks good and has two amazing authors writing it. I'd love a chance to win this book and give it to my daughter!

Blessings
Nora

The Book Club Network

norafindinghope (at) gmail.com

karenk said...

would love to read this book...thanks for the chance :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Suzanne said...

My daughter is almost 14 and still not interested in boys (and we like it that way!), but this would be an excellent book to have for her, as she needs to be praying for her future husband (as my husband and I have been doing since her birth) whether she's ready to start thinking about who that might be or not.

Connie Walsh Brown said...

I'd like to read and pass on this book to teens at my church.

Connie Walsh Brown
sequoiajoy@gmail.com

Jo Huddleston said...

Cara, thanks for this book giveaway. I'd love to win it and give it to my 20-year-old granddaughter!
Jo Huddleston
jo at bellsouth dot net

Michelle said...

I've been reading so many great things about this book! Thank you for entering me in the drawing.

Michelle
scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

Ann Lee Miller said...

I'd love to win this book for my daughter, but I'd love to read Robin and Tricia's stories, too.

Ann_Lee_Miller[at]msn[dot]com

Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win this book. It looks amazing. I would love to read this. Thanks again.

agent_beckster(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cara Putman said...

Congratulations, Ariel!

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