Tuesday, March 4, 2014

"A Dad's Prayers for His Daughter" Blog Tour

From the moment your little girl was born, you knew you were going to be doing a lot of praying. But you may wonder, What exactly should I be praying for?
Now the authors of 88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates show you how to pray for every area of your daughter's life. Rob and Joanna Teigen give you a strong foundation to build a lifelong habit of prayer for your daughter with a collection of specific prayers you can use to get started right now. They include engaging stories from well-known authors like Joe Stowell, Bill Farrel, Ted Cunningham, Jim Samra, and others. And they explain a bit more of what girls go through growing up, including stress, purity issues, social pressure, modesty challenges, spiritual growth, and more.

Remember: just because you don't always understand your daughter doesn't mean that God doesn't! Start asking for his guidance, protection, and blessings today.

Find out more and purchase a copy here.

About the Authors: Rob Teigen has been a publishing professional for more than fifteen years and is the author of three joke books, including Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids (under the pseudonym Rob Elliott). He and his wife, Joanna Teigen, are the parents of a teenage son and three younger daughters. They are the authors of 88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates and live in West Michigan.

Learn more at www.strongerdads.com.

My Husband's Take:
I have a 5-year-old daughter.  She is my only child and I pray for her often.  However, as much as I do pray for her and worry about her future, honestly, sometimes I feel like I am completely unprepared for what is coming.  I don’t even know where to begin.  I was never a girl, so I don’t know what kinds of problems she is going to run into during her childhood and teen years.  I only know the process from a boy’s perspective, and that alone is enough for me to be convinced that the best thing for her is to lock her in the house until she is 35. 

In reality, I realize that might not be the best way to go, so I look for advice from other sources.  That is why I was very interested to read A Dad's Prayers for His Daughter.

I must say that this book was not entirely what I expected.  My only real problem with the book was the format.  Now, to be totally fair, it says right there in the title that this is a book of prayers.  And, that is mostly what this book is -- a collection of prayers.  Personally, I was hoping for more of an explanation of what to pray about rather than a specific prayer.  I don’t like to use other people’s prayers as my own.  When I pray, I am talking to God and want to use my words and my thoughts to do so.  I was able to read the prayers in this book, though, and get the main idea.  I then was able to form my own prayers.  It just took a bit more work to do it that way as opposed to just getting the information.

Everything else about the book was great.  I liked that each chapter was a prayer about a specific topic and that each chapter began with Scripture.  It allows each dad to look at the verses and meditate on them.  In fact, the book encourages you do look up the verses and read the passages.  That was great advice.  The topics were also very helpful.  It is good to have a heads up about things that my daughter will be going through.  And, it is very good for me to be going to God about these things now, rather than after they come up.  This allows me to ask for guidance and protection for her and for me and my wife as we help her grow in life and in Christ.

For anyone out there with baby girls (no matter what age they might be), I would recommend this book.  It might not be the style you are used to or looking for, but the information is excellent.  And, any extra motivation we can get to pray for our girls is always most welcome.

I will give A Dad's Prayers for His Daughter ... 4 BookWorms.


A Dad's Prayers for His Daughter
by Rob Teigen & Joanna Teigen
Revell Publishers
Publication date: March 4, 2014

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this is accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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