Praying for Boys by Brooke McGlothlin

As a mother of two boys, Brooke McGlothlin is well aware of the blessings and challenges involved with raising boys.  In this book, she guides readers through specific prayer needs boys require, and provides a prayer plan to give readers a place to start their prayerful journeys in praying for the boys in their own lives.  Some of the topics she covers include:  Heart Change, Obedience, Integrity, Wisdom, Purity, Love, Joy, and Pride.

This is an excellent book for anyone who is searching for a way to make prayer time more focused and specific when praying for the boys in your life, boys of any age.  I love McGlothlin’s down-to-earth writing style, and the stories from her own life that she shares that lend such a personal aspect to the book.  I especially love the way she discusses each topic before providing several verses relating to the topic, and then summarizing with questions for reflection.  Because of the way it is formatted, I think this book could even be used as a devotional book with boys who are older, to encourage discussion and shared prayer time.

I appreciated the 21 days of prayer for sons and the sample schedule included in the back of the book for readers who are moved to start a group or work with a like-minded group in praying for their boys together.  It is so clear and concise and user-friendly!

All-in-all, I loved this book and think anyone who has a boy in their life would get something out of this book, especially if you feel like your prayer life is unfocused or if you are frustrated in praying generic prayers for the boys you love.  If you are a parent, a grandparent, a mom or a dad, or anyone involved in the life of a boy, this book would benefit you.  It would also be a great baby shower gift for a mom who knows she is having a boy to help her start out on the right path in praying for her baby.

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House publishers in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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