Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Power Of A Praying Wife Devotional by Stormie Omartian ~ review

The Power of a Praying® Wife Devotional Deluxe Edition: New Ways to Pray for Yourself, Your Husband, and Your Marriage
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (August 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736926925
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736926928
  • Review copy provided by Harvest House Publishers

About the book from Goodreads:
New from bestselling author Stormie Omartian is a book close to her own heart—The Power of a Praying® Wife Devotional. Following up on the insights and prayers of The Power of a Praying® Wife (more than 3.5 million books sold) 100 brand-new devotions, prayers, and supporting Scriptures offer a praying wife fresh ways to pray for her husband, herself, and her marriage.
These easy-to-read devotions will increase any wife’s understanding, strength, and peace, as well as provide her with perspective on the situations and challenges she faces. And each prayer will help both husbands and wives be more attuned to the Holy Spirit so they can do what’s right without allowing negative emotions or unclear thinking to get in the way.
A must-have for anyone wanting God’s best for this most important relationship.

My take on this book:
"The Power of a Praying Wife Devotional," is different than other devotionals that I use. It is set up in a way that allows us to focus on praying not only for our marriage, and husband, but also to to focus on praying for ourselves.I think often as wives,mothers and caretakers we often forget the importance of praying for ourselves, but Ms. Omartian gently reminds us that when we pray for ourselves it affects our spirit,soul and body as well as our marriage. The author actually devotes one third of the book to devotions and prayers for the husband, and one third of the book to us as wives and a third to our marriage. Instead of doing this by sections she alternates between the three. Their are one hundred devotions which cover many issues and struggles found in many marriages. 
I usually never read a devotional from cover to cover, and its no different with this one, I instead use the table of contents to lead me to topics that are relevant to my marriage and have found the prayers and scriptures very useful.Each chapter is short but has plenty of substance, because of the insight provided by the author. They are each  typically two and 1/2 pages and begins with a scripture, a devotional and then a prayer.I have never had the pleasure of reading anything else by this author, but this book makes me a fan and I will be looking up more of her work.
If your a married woman looking to strengthen your marriage then this book is a must have, but I think it would also make a great gift for someone about to be married as well. 

About the author:

Stormie Omartian is a bestselling Christian author with more than eight million copies of The Power of a Praying® Wife, The Power of a Praying® Parent, The Power of a Praying® Husband, The Power of a Praying® Woman, and The Power of Praying™Together in print. The strength and popularity of her writing was echoed in May 2002, when The Power of a Praying® Wife remained in the number one spot on the CBA Marketplace bestsellers for 27 consecutive months and since then continued to remained on the list for more than five years. And The Power of a Praying® Husband received the Gold Medallion Award in 2002.
Stormie’s other books include The Prayer That Changes Everything and Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On.
Before Omartian’s writing career, she and her Grammy-winning record producing husband, Michael, recorded six albums together. She was also featured on The Dean Martin Show, The Glen Campbell Show, The Mac Davis Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and many more. She also did backup singing for numerous musicians, including Cher, Glen Campbell, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, Tom Jones, and The Imperials.
As a popular media guest, Stormie has appeared on numerous radio and television programs including USA Radio Network, The 700 Club, Homelife, Today’s Issues, Studio 828, KKLA’s Live from LA with Warren Duffy, Parent Talk, and Crosstalk on WTLN. Stormie was also a contributing editor for Virtue magazine for five years and a contributing editor for Total Health magazine for two years with her own regular column called “Body Care.” She has written numerous articles for Today’s Christian Woman and Charisma. After teaching exercise and nutrition classes for eight years, Stormie released five exercise videos, including the certified gold video Exercise for Life and Low Impact Aerobic Workout.
Stormie and Michael have been married for 25 years and have 3 children---Christopher, Mandy, and John David.

If you would like to learn more about Ms.Omartian click here. 

rating 5/5

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