Book Review: Couples Who Pray

Couples Who Pray
Squire Rushnell and Louise DuArt

      Praying together is the most intimate experience a couple can share, at least according to Squire Rushnell and Louise DuArt. In this book, the couple stresses the importance of praying with your spouse and how this act can change your life. Squire and Louise challenge couples to partake in a 40-Day Prayer Challenge to see just how praying together can change your marriage as well as your life. This book provides findings from various studies as well as insight from a few celebrity couples who say praying together is a vital aspect of their marriage.

     Based on the title, I really wanted to love this book.  Who wouldn’t want to share the intimate experience of prayer with their spouse? When I read the book, I was fairly disappointed. It seemed to regurgitate statistics and findings from various studies and mix it.  In addition to that, it provided stories of couples who prayed together and how this benefitted their lives. Throughout the book there was talk of a 40-Day Prayer Challenge, but I feel there was no guidance on how to start approach this challenge. I think it would have been beneficial if they had shared strategies and maybe possible topics to cover each day.  The only mention of something like this was if you got a paid subscription on their website. This book was an easy read, but I feel it could have achieved much more if there was more guidance on the 40-Day Prayer Challenge.

This book can be found at Amazon and Barnes and Noble as well as many other retailers.
Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of this book was provided for my review by Thomas Nelson Publishers.  The views expressed are my own

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