Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Couples Who Pray *


I wish I could give this book a stellar review, but I just can't.  It's premise that prayer can save marriages is sound, and the book is filled with wonderful anecdotes about marriages that were literally pulled back from the breaking point after they began praying together, but as a fundamental Christian there are many things I find very flawed with this book (and not just the fact paraphrase translations of the Bible were used.)

Couples Who Pray: The Most Intimate Act Between a Man and a WomanDo not misunderstand me, I agree all married couples should pray together, but this book puts too much emphasis on prayer rather than on the force (God) who answers the prayer.  Another thing that deeply troubles me is the book does not draw a distinction between a Christian prayer and a non-Christian prayer.  The book describes the wonderful benefits of prayer but in very few places does it mention the prayer is to Christ. 

It is not our personal act of praying that changes things, it is God's goodness and power that answers a prayer.

Again, I wish I could give this book more than 1 star, because I believe with all my heart that PRAYER SAVES MARRIAGES, however this book does not, in my opinion, give proper honor where honor is due.  This might be a good resource if you are a marriage counselor or part of a prayer ministry, it does have some very good anecdotes, but other than that I recommend passing on this one.

I received a free copy of this book via booksneeze.com and I was not compensated in any other way.  These opinions are wholly my own.

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