New Hope® Publishers is pleased to announce the release of Praying Together: A Simple Path to Spiritual Intimacy for Couples by Sam and Vicki Ingrassia. Praying Together offers a guilt-free understanding of the hidden reasons couples aren’t going to the Lord in prayer as a team. Birthed from their own shortcomings and transformed marriage, authors Sam and Vicki share a model for prayer within the marriage relationship that is compelling, simple, biblical, and powerfully transforming. While each chapter closes with sample Scripture and prayer for husbands and wives to use together, Praying Together equips couples to pray with one another—one simple step at a time.
“We have a problem within the church that most of us never want to talk about. Husbands and wives are not praying together. Men are not initiating prayer, often because they don’t know what to pray or how to pray. Sam and Vicki Ingrassia provide biblical guidance in their new book, Praying Together. Praying as a couple will change your marriage and will change your life.” —Kerby Anderson, host of the nationally syndicated talk radio show Point of View
“After 20 years of leading premarital counseling, I have arrived at the bottom-line advice I want all couples to follow: put God at the center of your relationship. When a couple consciously prioritizes their faith, it’s a fountain of health that flows into every other area. I know what you’re thinking: Duh. But here’s the reality: most couples have no clue how to actually do this. Even worse: five, ten, 20 years into marriage, the cluelessness remains. Finally, with the Ingrassia’s book, there is a tool I can put in the hands of every couple—engaged or married—that will actually equip them to do the main thing well.” —Dave Gustavsen, senior pastor of Jacksonville Chapel church
Married for more than 40 years, Sam and Vicki know firsthand how prayer can change a marital relationship. Both involved in ministry early in their marriage, Vicki confronted Sam one day about the spiritual void in their relationship. Able to admit his failed past as providing spiritual leadership to his wife, Sam and Vicki soon embraced a new pattern of prayer and their marriage underwent a rich transformation that they are hungry for other couples to experience. While the couple constantly shares their prayer transformation testimony and encourages couples to consistently and regularly pray together, their primary calling is to missions ministry. While Sam started out as a civil engineering graduate and Vicki a registered nurse and both served in church leadership positions, the couple answered a call to missions in the 1990s and have served together over the past 22 years with e3 Partners Ministry and I Am Second in international missions. Together, they have served in multiple countries leading missions trips with a specific focus on evangelism and church planting. Their service has included 17 years mobilizing teams to Romania, as well as leading work in Colombia, South America, for their entire tenure with E3 Partners.
The mission of New Hope® Publishers is to provide books that challenge readers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God. New Hope Publishers is the general trade publishing division for WMU®, a missions auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention. New Hope Publishers is a member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA).