Monday, February 21, 2011

Book Review: Couples Who Pray

“Couples Who Pray” is written by husband and wife team SQuire Rushnell and Louise DuArt. It is a wonderful book that describes the benefits of spouses praying together, including increased communication, a better sex life, deeper joy, and a greater sense of satisfaction with the marriage. Stories from both celebrities and every-day married couples who pray together regularly are interwoven throughout the book. Scientific data is also used to show the incredible power of prayer.

I absolutely loved this book. It wasn’t written in a preachy way at all; it was just one couple giving advice to others. I especially appreciated all the tips and tools included to help a couple start to incorporate the most intimate act into their marriage. With a questionnaire to take before and after the 40 Day Prayer Challenge, 40 scripture verses to mediate on, and the encouragement to keep a prayer journal, this little “how to” book is very much a devotional in itself. It’s quite simply wonderful. However, if the reader chooses, she can find more resources and encouragement at

I chose to read the entire book before implementing the 40 day prayer challenge, but I am ready to dive in with my husband beginning tonight. I know it will only lead to positive outcomes for our marriage.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher’s Book Sneeze program in exchange for my honest review.

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