Couples Who Pray
Wow, this may be the worst book I have ever read. I have read a LOT of really bad books. Before I tear the book apart here is the summary provided by booksneeze.com:
" In this entertaining, highly readable book, couples learn that a fabulous marriage can be the outcome of learning to pray together, causing a 20 to 30 percent increase in romance, conversation and happiness.
Best-selling author Squire Rushnell and his wife, entertainer and talk show host Louise DuArt, take readers step by step through The 40 Day Prayer Challenge™ in which couples commit to praying together five minutes a day for forty days. Backed by compelling research from Baylor University and Gallup Poll, the true-life experiences of 24 test couples, including Denzel and Pauletta Washington, Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford, Donna Summer and Bruce Sudano, Scott and Tracie Hamilton, reveal that daily prayer is a "life changing experience" in which most couples report positive outcomes in less than two weeks.
Couples Who Pray includes an easy questionnaire prepared by Baylor University to help couples to chart their own progress during The 40 Day Prayer Challenge™."
First of all, I should have known better. Any Christian book that comes with a trademark in the middle of the summary is selling something. That is what this book felt like. A 200 page infomercial. I literally was waiting for a page at the end to offer me my own set of Ginsu knives. I didn't read much about this book before I got it- I saw the title and went for it.... wow was that a bad idea. Why was the book bad? It was a very long commercial. It had absolutely no depth whatso ever. The author's idea of relating prayer in a couple to the Bible was a "handy dandy" bible verse list at the end of the book... how... useful. It was an ugly book to look at. It had the nerve to state that if we prayed about money - good things would happen to us financially. THAT is the point I put the book down in disgust.
Please, save yourself some time and DON'T read this book. If you want to read about a Christian marriage- read Gary Smalley, read Les and Leslie Parrot, but please- don't read this book. Ugh.
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