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Couples Who Pray by Squire Rushnell & Louise DuArt: BookSneeze Review

Note: I received this book for free as part of a promotion from, however they did not influence my review in any way.

My Rating: 3/5 Stars
Having grown up in a religious family and continuing to have  such a strong religious support system in my life where prayer is a common and everyday occurrence- reading this book Couples Who Pray by SQuire Rushnell and Louise DuArt was a bit like reading Prayer for Dummies. It was a sweet and simple book full of stories of different couples learning to pray together and how it affected their lives. The chapters are split up into easy to read sections, each with their own story and moral- a perfect book to read while waiting in line or in a doctor's office.  The book focused mainly on communication- both with your spouse and God. It outlined a vague way to start praying, being careful to allow different religions interpretations of scripture, and then challenged the reader to commit to praying at least 5 minutes a day for 40 days with your spouse.

I enjoyed the anecdotes, it was interesting to see how much prayer had changed people's relationships. There were good starting points for people who had never been taught to pray before, a lesson from my childhood I had obviously taken for granted. I would recommend this book to a friend if they needed such basic instruction- it presented the guidelines in a very simple and non-condescending way. The writing style tries to infuse humor and scripture, which keeps the book from being too dry and boring. I got a kick out of the questionaire in the back of the book. It was clearly meant for those who had never prayed together, but helpful to others in different situations I'm sure.