Mission Possible – Believing for your Husband’s Salvation

missionpossibleA year ago or so, a woman came up to me and told me a story.  She was beaming and could hardly wait to let me know what God had done.

“I prayed for 27 years, and last spring, my husband finally accepted Christ.  Now we worship together.  He is changed and we are so good!”  It was so fun to just let her joy splash over on me for a moment.

Deb McCarragher has written a bible study for women who are praying for their husbands to come to know Jesus.  This bible study does a good job of discussing the challenges and temptations of living in this situation.  She also gives admonitions to hold onto hope.  I think she addresses the temptations very well, and gives an honesty that only comes from being a fellow journeyer.

McCarragher does talk about speaking words of prophecy over your husband, which I think needs better teaching than she provides.  Grabbing words of scripture and speaking them isn’t what God calls us to.  He calls us to speak the words that He gives us for our situations.  She talks about the scripture she has for her husband, but doesn’t explain how God will give you the scriptures for your situation, and you need to wait on Him, not just grab ones that sound good.  A misunderstanding of this teaching could lead to the health and wealth gospel.

My favorite chapter talks about the temptation of misapplying the story of Abigail from 1 Samuel 25.  I’ll leave the teaching for you to read.  In all, I think this is a good bible study, and will be a help to anyone who is waiting for their husband to know Jesus.  If you are looking for a small group study, this is a seven week study.  There are 3-6 study questions and 3 application questions each week, so it is very easy.

God is not willing that any should perish, but wants everyone to come to know Him. (2 Peter 3:9, Kim’s paraphrase)

To this end, I have a free copy to give away to the first person who asks.

Visit the author’s website for more information.

Or, you can buy the book on Amazon.com.

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