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Expecting: Praying for Your Child's Development—Body and Soul

4.5  ·  Rating details ·  28 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Create a keepsake you and your child will cherish forever.

Just as the heart of your baby begins to beat and as little ears take shape, speak words of prayer asking for a heart that beats for God and for ears that listen for His leading. This beautiful prayer book will guide you as you pray for your child's physical growth as well as his or her spiritual growth. The preciou
ebook, 208 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Howard Books (first published January 6th 2009)
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Oct 14, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book takes what is happening in the current phase of your baby's development and links it to a verse, a devotion, a prayer, and a journal activity. While the developmental info is basic and the same I've been reading elsewhere, Marla Taviano makes it even more special and meaningful by reminding us how God is working in it all. I like how you pray for your baby even way into the future, and pray for each part as it forms. For example, here is an excerpt from the prayer for Week 10, when the ...more
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Jan 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: expectant mothers
Recommended to Margaret by: Deena Peterson
As I close the cover of this little book I have a few tears in my eyes. I could easily blame it on the pregnancy hormones, but that would only be half true. The idea of imagining that it is really only days if not weeks that I will be able to meet my little girl is unreal. What is funny to me is the part that I read at the last chapter that really gave me tears was the mention that as the mother I will not be the only one with tears, but Daddy will have them too. *grin* I never much think of my ...more
May 01, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book that takes the reader through each week of pregnancy & all the changes going on. It has guided prayers for Baby's spiritual and physical development. It offers insight for new moms as well. A GREAT book to give a 1st time expectant mom!
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perfect for praying over every inch of your growing child inside your belly. Gave this book to a friend whose husband is a doctor and she exclaimed, "Wow, finally a book that isn't just about the medical perspective of pregnancy!"
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Marla Taviano is the author of From Blushing Bride to Wedded Wife (Harvest House, 2006), Is That All He Thinks About? (Harvest House, 2007), Changing Your World One Diaper at a Time (Harvest House, 2008), and Expecting (Howard, 2009).

Marla is a gifted communicator with a passion for reaching young women with God’s truth. She delights readers with her personable writing style and candid sense of hu
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