Monday, 20 June 2011

Winning Him Without Words ~ Review

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Winning Him Without Words
Regal (February 15, 2011)
Lynn Donovan & Dineen Miller


Lynn Donovan

Verse: John 15:5 Apart from Me you can do nothing.

Tagline: Challenging Women to Live in Truth

A passionate writer and speaker, Lynn is a woman who presents a compelling message to encourage women to thrive in their marriage. She speaks at events nationwide where she challenges the myths women believe about love, pointing them to life-changing freedom through a relationship with Jesus. She reveals the zany yet meaningful stories of marriage challenges, truths, and triumphs in her life and invites women to share her view from her front row seat to an amazing journey; life lived for Christ.

Married since 1992 to her best friend and biggest enthusiast, Mike, she lives in Temecula, California. They have a son and a daughter and a wacky dog named Peanut. She loves to laugh, enjoys a strong cup of coffee and Fantasy Football and not necessarily in that order.

She lives each day in awe of the grace of God in her ordinary life.

Dineen Miller

Verse: Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Tagline: Igniting the Soul

Dineen readily admits that one of the greatest lessons she’s learning about life is that there’s purpose in our trials. And it’s all about trusting God and putting our hope in Him. Her favorite stories will always be of the miracles God has wrought in the lives of her family.

Through this lens she also believes her years as a youth counselor, a Stephen Minister, a women’s ministry leader, and a small group leader have prepared her for God’s calling on her life—to write for and speak to those in mismatched marriages like hers.

In addition to writing for Spiritually Unequal Marriage, Dineen writes for Laced with Grace and various other fiction online magazines and newsletters. She’s also won several prestigious awards for her fiction, and her devotional writing has been featured in Our Journey and Christian Women Online Magazine.

Married for 23 years to a guy who keeps her young, she lives in the Bay Area with her husband, two precious daughters, and their dog Shasta, who no doubt is an angel in disguise.


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.

Watch their book video:

If you would like to read a sample chapter of Winning Him Without Words, go HERE.

My Review:

Having followed their blog for quite some time, I knew their book would be as anointed as their daily posts. I have a huge heart for marriages, and especially those who want to work to keep them strong. Even though my marriage is equally yoked, In reading "Winning Him Without Words" I gleaned such wisdom and insight. In our Christian walk, I think we all continue to grow in our relaitonship with Christ and in that growth, our relationships with others also change.

Lynn Donovan and Dineen Miller share 10 Keys to thriving in your spiritually mismatched marriage. So many times women are guilty of thinking we can "change" the men into something we want them to be. I know in my early years of marriage, I was VERY GUILTY of being a "Junior Holy Spirit" to my husband. I LOVED their chapter titled "Don't save your husband, save yourself"
These words are soooo true and very powerful when lived out!! I know so many times I have seen countless women coming to church alone, or sadly, been in Bible Study after Bible Study with prayer requests for spouses to come to know the Lord and accept HIM as their Savior. Can you even imagine going through life with your spouse and not being able to share your Faith and all that God has done? So many women experience this very thing.

Winning Him Without Words is an excellent book. Lynn and Dineen are quick to share they are real women,struggling with real issues, who don't claim to have all the answers. They do, however, claim to know the One who does. Despite years or praying for their husband's salvation, both Lynn and Dineen found certain principles to help their marriage thrive instead of wither and die. No matter if you are in a spiritually mismatched marriage or a marriage that is doing well, this book is a must read!

I know the wisdom shared in this book has amazing potential to help countless marriages and touch so many lives for sure! This is one that you will want for yourself as well as having others on hand to give away!


Dineen A. Miller said...

Loren, thank you so much for sharing our book and your wonderful review! So precious and humbling...appreciate that so much. Hugs and blessings to you!

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