Monday, June 20, 2011
Miller's and Donovan's Winning Him Without Words ~ Reviewed
Winning Him Without Words: 10 Keys to Thriving in Your Spiritually Mismatched Marriage Dineen A. Miller (Author), Lynn Donovan (Author)
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Regal (February 15, 2011)
Week after week, they sit in church . . . alone. They are the spiritually mismatched, those who are committed to a spouse who does not share their faith. Feeling abandoned by their spouse and forgotten by their church, they live out their faith in survival mode, guarding the spiritual flame yet never feeling free to share it. But God wants them to thrive—not just survive.
Winning Him Without Words presents 10 Christ centered keys to thriving in a spiritual mismatch. Readers are encouraged to commit to Christian community, to release their spouse to God’s capable hands, to find peace in their relationships with Christ and with their spouse, to continue their pursuit of a growing faith and to love their spouse with fresh enthusiasm. God wants every marriage to exude peace and love, and Winning Him Without Words empowers readers to create that environment in their homes and thrive as God works.
I gave a copy to my church for the pastor who counsels on marriage. What we both loved was that these women are talking from the trenches. They give practical ways to love their unbelieving husbands. Good solid Biblical teaching, encourages, inspires, and give hope those in mismatched marriages.
Reviewed by: Ane Mulligan
“Is it possible that God hasn’t answered you prayer for your husband because He is accomplishing something else in him or your situation that is critical to how this prayer is to be answered? Is it possible He’s doing this work not just in your husband, but in you as well?” (p. 160)
Winning Him Without Words is a book written to address the challenges of what the authors call “mismatched marriages” – where a believing spouse is married to an unbeliever. The authors actually have developed an entire ministry to women whose husbands don’t know the Lord as their Savior. This is a hope-filled, scripture-filled admonition to love your husband unconditionally, honor the covenant of marriage, and live every day as a testimony of Christ in the life of your husband. It is a powerful book!!
However, I want to state very plainly, that there are principles in this book – indeed, almost every one – is a principle that will serve as an enriching practice in ANY marriage! Don’t pass this book up just because both marriage partners belong to Christ. The questions and prayers at the end of each chapter are worth their weight in GOLD!!
I’ve never been so challenged, so blessed, so encouraged by such a small, spirit-filled book. I highly recommend Winning Him Without Words to ANYONE who wants to enrich and revitalize their marriage relationship! God is all over this book, folks!! He has faithfully delivered truth in a very powerful, practical way! Praise HIM!
Reviewed by: Kim Ford