From Publishers Weekly
Omartian, who has dominated Christian bestseller lists with The Power of a Praying Wife, is back with a companion volume for hubbies. She urges every husband to pray for his wife for her emotions, her skills as a mother, her ability to be faithful, her friendships, her sexuality. Along the way, Omartian offers insights about prayer that even non-husbands will benefit from when we pray with bitterness or hardness of heart, for example, those prayers will not be answered. For those lacking in creativity, Omartian provides, at the end of each chapter, actual prayers for husbands to say. And for those worried about taking husbandly advice from a woman, Omartian has sprinkled the book with the occasional paragraph by her husband, Michael Omartian, and a few other husbands. The book is not flawless; many of the chapters open with an analogy, and some of those analogies are obvious, stereotypically masculine and a tad degrading: your marriage is like a football game, your wife is like a car. This book accepts as a given certain notions about marriage and women's roles that may alienate feminist husbands and wives men should pray for their wives' submission and obedience; working mothers need a set of prayers specially tailored to the guilt they're bound to feel. But for Christians of the Promise Keepers stripe, Omartian has provided an accessible, direct book on prayer. (July) Forecast: The Power of a Praying Wife and The Power of a Praying Parent have sold just over two million copies combined; the former title has occupied the #1 spot on the Christian bestseller list for 19 consecutive months. Since it is directed at a male audience (and women are the primary buyers in the CBA), this title may not sell as furiously as its predecessors, though it will still perform well. Women may purchase the title as a gift book though it remains to be seen whether their husbands will actually read it.
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From the Back Cover
"Praying for change in our wives invites God to do great things in our lives as well."
Michael Omartian, musician
and husband of Stormie Omartian
Men, What Do You Really Want for Your Marriage?
You love your wifeand you want nothing more than to see her happy, flourishing, and growing together with you. And theres no better way to love her than to pray for her.
In The Power of a Praying Husband youll find the excitement and hope that come from inviting the God who hears and answers prayer into your marriage. Even in situations full of hurt, He can do far beyond what you imagineHe can do the impossible!
In 20 short, easy-to-read chapters, Stormie Omartian shares how you can intercede for your wife in areas where she longs for your prayers
her emotions and moods
her spiritual walk
Advice and personal stories from well-known Christian men, prayer ideas, and words from Scripture will also help you shape your requests to God. And as you depend on Him in prayer, He will lead you and your wife into new fruitfulness, fulfillment, and everyday happiness!
Contributors to The Power of a Praying Husband include:
Neil T. Anderson
Steven Curtis Chapman
Eddie L. Long
Kenneth C. Ulmer
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