Book Review: Praying for Your Future Husband, by Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer

  • Robin Jones Gun and Tricia Goyer
  • Multnomah
  • May 2011
  • 224 pp.

Recommended. A book that will help refocus young women on God.

Our culture has a pretty pervasive belief in “the One”–the person that we are made for, the person who will become our soul mate. Some of this comes comes from romantic comedies and a vaguely “spiritual” worldview. Yet, as Christians who believe in a God who controls all things and who is omnipresent across space and time, we know that God is as much with us at this moment as he is at the moment of our births and the moment of our marriages and the moment of our deaths.

In Praying for Your Future Husband: Preparing Your Heart for His, Gunn and Goyer have taken these theological truths and made them extremely practical for young ladies who are dreaming about their future husbands. Rather than idolize relationships and the quest for finding Mr. Right, Gunn and Goyer gently help young women focus these desires for companionship on our perfectly loving Father.

You might worry that this book would be burdensome, that you will find a list of things that a woman must pray. Thankfully, it’s far from a how-to manual. Filled with anecdotes from the authors’ lives and others, this book both reassures readers who have made mistakes and inspires readers with stories of God answering prayer.

When my daughter grows older, I’ll want to give her a copy of this book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Dave Stuart Jr. is a full-time teacher who writes about becoming better, saner teachers at He is a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband to Crystal, and a father to Hadassah, Laura, and Marlena.

One Response to Book Review: Praying for Your Future Husband, by Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer

  1. Bryan says:

    Hey friend, I appreciate your blog.

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