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304 pages
Jul 2006
Bethany House Publishers

A Grandmothers Guide to Praying for Her Family

by Nancy Ann Yaeger

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Do you have a friend who's about to become a grandmother? Maybe you are a grandma who would like some guidance on praying for your family. Or perhaps you want to let your mom know she's about to become a grammie. A Grandmother's Guide to Praying for her Family by Nancy Yaeger may meet your needs.

Yaeger's lovely little devotional gift book features over 200 devotionals for grandmothers on feminine pastel pages. Each devotional includes Scripture from one of several translations, an application, and a short prayer. Some of the pages contain photographs of grandmothers from various racial and ethnic backgrounds with their families. A pink ribbon helps the reader keep her place. Yaeger supplements the devotional with a "Godly Character and Virtues Index" and a Scripture index at the back.

What sets Yaeger's devotional book apart is some of her choices for devotionals. She gives not only the expected devotional subjects but ones such as not taking the Lord's name in vain and the importance of endurance. I appreciated her stance on the authority of the Scripture. Her applications stick to the Word of God. She avoids smarminess, feel-goodism, and triteness. The devotionals are warm, yet crisp, and right to the point.

Almost any Christian grandmother would enjoy this attractive little book from the new grandmother to the great-grandmother to the hopeful grandmother-to-be.  – Debbie W. Wilson, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

These prayers help a grandmother bring her grandchildren, her adult children, their spouses, and other family members to God in prayer. They give her prayer life focus as she concentrates each day on a different quality or characteristic she wants family members to have.

Each page includes a brief devotional, Scripture, and a prayer. This year-round prayer guide gives a woman a way to take positive action on behalf of her family, encouraging her to talk to God about her family—even if it’s difficult to talk to them about spiritual matters.