About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Friday, May 8, 2020

My Heart, Ever His: Prayers for Women by Barbara Rainey

My Heart, Ever His: Prayers for WomenABOUT THE BOOK

As we search for meaning in our world of shallow online relationships and glamorized selfies, many are returning to traditional and liturgical churches. The repeated words, benedictions, and historic hymns connect us to saints who have gone before, giving us a sense of belonging, richness, and transcendence. Written prayers, once cast off as archaic, are now welcomed as guides to tune our hearts to the heart of God.

In My Heart, Ever His Barbara Rainey shares 40 prayers for women. They can meditate on one prayer throughout the week or read a prayer a day for 40 days as a way to express the longing of our hearts to our Father who loves us even as he sees who we truly are. Like the psalms of David, these prayers are honest, sometimes raw. Barbara uses these transparent expressions of common experiences to encourage us to surrender to Christ and help us see God as he isnot as we assume him to be.

My Heart, Ever His provides a stepping-stone to help you become more transparent with God and discover his welcoming embrace.


There are forty prayers for women in this book and author Barbara Rainey shares both petitions for help and prayers of praise. Some of these prayers are very raw and she talks about disappointment, her marriage, her children, and life in general, but it is evident that she believes and trusts in our Heavenly Father. In the foreword she urges readers to "Underline phrases or portions. Write in the margins. Add your own Words. Make these petitions your own. " This is exactly what you should do because My Heart, Ever His is filled with words that are applicable to all of us and the chosen scripture and powerful prayers will surely help deepen your own faith. The hardback cover, ribbon bookmark, and illustrated pages make it an appealing book to own and a perfect gift for the special women in your life.

I received a copy from Bethany House but was under no obligation for a favorable review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Barbara Rainey is a wife, mother of six and grandmother of eight, speaker, and best-selling author of Moments Together with You. Barbara and her husband Dennis Rainey founded FamilyLife in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1976. Together they have coauthored 12 books, including Rekindling the Romance, Moments Together for Couples and Starting Your Marriage Right. Barbara is a frequent guest on FamilyLife Today(tm) radio broadcasts.

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