Couples Who Pray
Squire Rushnell & Louise DuArt
Thomas Nelson, February 2008
List price: $19.99
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 reveal that daily prayer is a "life changing experience" in which most couples report positive outcomes in less than two weeks.
I’m not exaggerating when I say this book has the potential to reduce the divorce statistics among Christian couples! It’s that powerful. Rushnell and DuArt make a compelling case for couples to pray together daily—and it’s my best bet that after reading this book you’ll find yourself encouraged and inspired to do just that. The back-cover of Couples Who Pray says, “Warning; This Book will Change Your Marriage!” and in fact, it will. Praying with my husband each evening has brought a deeper sense of comfort and connection to both of us.
I enjoyed reading about the Christian celebrities who were interviewed for this book. Folks like Denzel & Pauletta Washington, Kathie Lee & Frank Gifford, and Gavin & Patti MacLeod share how the act of praying together revolutionized, and in some cases even salvaged, their marriages. Personal transparency is always appealing, and I found the fact that these celebrities gave an honest account about their marriage struggles refreshing.
Rushnell and DuArt are gifted writers and you’ll enjoy the dry humor sprinkled throughout the book. Enjoyable, enlightening, and powerful…Couples Who Pray is an important book, and one which will greatly benefit married couples who read it and take it to heart.