Prayers for New Brides: Putting on God's Armor After the Wedding Dress (Book Review)


Prayers for New Brides by Jennifer O. White is a good introduction for the new bride to the spiritual fortitude and alertness needed to fight the good fight of faith for one's marriage and family. It is a primer for those starting with less knowledge and exposure to teaching about the spiritual realm and the importance of a life steeped in the Word of God. For more seasoned personal students of the bible there will be little new material but valuable insights and reminders will still make this a worthwhile read.

I expected this to be a book compiled of prayers (perhaps organized under different topics or themes), but it is actually comprised of standard topical chapters which end with a "prayer prompt," followed by "a wife's call to action" giving an activity that is useful for guiding personal bible study.

The book is written with great authenticity and humility. The author has clearly spent time in the Word and has been able to grow from her own mistakes and experiences into one able to teach others.
 
This book would be a great gift for the engaged and newly wed woman, particularly during those early seasons when it is easy to get carried away with wonderful dreams and even unrealistic expectations of happily ever after without a fight. Prayers for New Brides would be a good complement to many of the other great books on Christian marriage that a couple may (should) have in their library, and perhaps it's greatest benefit would be in leading a new bride to study the word of God more deeply long after the last page is read.

A copy of this book was provided for review at no cost and with no obligation on behalf of New Leaf Press and Cross Focused Reviews. The views expressed here are solely my own. 

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