Praying For Boys Review


I had the opportunity recently to review Praying For Boys by Brooke McGlothlin.  Brooke writes over at the MOB Society - I feel like I've come across that site before in my blog travels, and after reading this book I'm definitely going to have to make it one of my regular reads.

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This book is divided into twenty-one sections, each with a different subject to pray for your children - including the fruits of the Spirit, different elements of good character, as well as things like a soft heart and salvation.  Brooke gives an illustration or thought about each attribute, but my favorite thing is the ten prayers that are included in each chapter - these short prayers are based on Scripture verses.  I really like that.  I like the idea of praying directly from God's word for my kids.

I loved this book.  Praying is something I struggle with.  Finding the time, figuring out what exactly I want to pray about.  This book is a practical guide to praying for your children.  It is written from the perspective of praying for boys, but I feel like everything in it can also be adapted to praying for girls as well.

I kind of powered through this book so I could write this review in a timely matter, but my plan is to go back now and re-read each chapter - maybe one a day, maybe one a week - and focus my prayers on each topic for a certain time period.  I think this is a great tool to use if you want to get in better habit of praying more intentionally and meaningfully for your children.

I also liked that at the back of the book she includes chapters on how to use the book as a guide for a prayer challenge in a group setting!  I'm mulling over the idea of starting one myself.

I'd highly recommend this book - specifically for moms of boys, but I think girl moms would find it helpful too!

Note: I received this book for free from Bethany House publishers in exchange for this review.  This is my honest opinion.
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Melanie said...

Sounds like a good read! Wonder if they make it for girls too?

Hannah said...

I would love to get this book! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on it. Sometimes I struggle with knowing what / how to pray for my little man. Hopefully I can get a copy soon. I'm excited! :)

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