Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mission Possible, Deborah McCarragher

This small book is a powerful tool for any woman who is married to a man who does not share her passion for Jesus. It will encourage and challenge the reader to embrace God’s promises for their spouse and future together. In this book you will:
• Discover how to believe with radical faith for your spouse’s salvation,
• Learn the secret to “staying the course” while you wait for your promise,
• Find out why many women don’t share their “secret sorrow,” and
• Join other women in the knowledge that God has a perfect plan of unity for you and your spouse. The author applies scripture and practical action in this must-have book. She candidly portrays her quest over time to reach her husband for Christ.

Chapter 1 – You’ve Embraced Christ, Now What?

The spiritual skirmish had begun. Don’t underestimate the enemy. I did not fully understand spiritual warfare and would learn about that as time progressed. I began to grow in my understanding of God’s Word and how Satan opposes a couple’s holy union. I would learn about “putting on the whole armor of God” (Ephesians 6:10-19). I would learn that “standing firm” was mandatory - - not an option. My spiritual clothing was necessary for survival as “half of a saved couple”. God desires for you to become “one flesh” – at the altar and in the spirit realm. Satan can’t bear the thought of it. This is where your perseverance plays a huge part.

The enemy will mercilessly bombard you with thoughts, feelings, emotions and physical disdain for your mate. You must take every thought captive (II Corinthians 10:5) and stop looking at your mate as the enemy. Don’t let his actions and words provoke you into disobedience.

Paul writes in Ephesians 4:29, “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for building up, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” Matthew 18:9 states, “and if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you.” So it goes with your tongue.

Stop committing spiritual murder against your mate! Bite it off and cast it away! Don’t sin by grieving God as you curse the very person God wills to join you to, as ONE!

Remember that “the battle is the Lord’s” (I Samuel 17:47) and earnestly give the salvation of your mate to God in prayer. Early on in your conversion it seems easier to be hopeful concerning your husband’s salvation. You will need an added measure of faith as the years go by.

In Romans 4:18 Paul refers to Abraham by saying, “who, contrary to hope, in hope believed.”This is the type of faith you will need for your husband’s salvation.

God is your spiritual husband while your mate is not yet the priest of your home. Your obedience and submission to Him are essential as God knows our shortcomings and weaknesses; yet He uses them to perfect us in waiting. Perseverance is one thing you will need with a “holy dig in your heels” attitude and a “stubbornness in the Lord” towards the salvation of your mate. Salvation is
a personal thing. I had responded to The Lord’s call, and my husband had his own choice to make.

As a Christ-centered Counselor in ministry for over 25 years, I find MISSION POSSIBLE to be an important "must read" book for those who find themselves in a marriage where one partner is saved and the other is not. This would be the beginning of embracing Christ as Husband, and dying to self trying to change the earthly partner. It is in that surrender that one finds true peace and Christ can become Life.

So many marriages go under because no one wants to embrace Galatians 2:20, that the life we now live, we live by THE FAITH OF THE SON OF GOD who LOVED US and GAVE HIMSELF for us. Only when we understand that it is His Faith, not ours, do we begin to appropriate the Word as living reality. Deborah does an excellent job delivering this message. I can only add a word of caution: That is when one is in an abusive relationship where there is physical and mental harm, one is free to depart. Departure is not then necessarily the end, but a time to rest while He works and reveals Truth...Truth that will set you free!

Drucilla Graham, M.A., Pres.
Faith Fellowship Ministries, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL

If your husband is unsaved take heart. A man is most likely to be led to faith in Christ by their believing wife. The sacred Scriptures are not silent concerning your role as a believing wife with your unsaved husband. Deborah, has in MISSION POSSIBLE, expounded scriptures to encourage women to believe God with a "radical" faith for the salvation of their spouse. She helps women fulfill their role in the marriage for the salvation of their mate. Give MISSION POSSIBLE to any lady praying for the salvation of her husband. In Jesus,

Scott Yirka, Pastor/Teacher
Hibernia Baptist Church
Fleming Island, FL

Why Debra Wrote this book:
The Story Behind the Book “Mission Possible”

This book is dedicated to women everywhere who love Jesus, but their spouse doesn't share their passion. Deborah wrote "Mission Possible" during a time in her walk with the Lord of intense prayer and bible study. After looking for a book on the subject for herself, she discovered there were few to be found. God inspired her to write about her personal testimony in a way that glorifies Him, and gives hope and encouragement to other women. She candidly portrays her quest over time to reach her husband for Christ. Deborah loves the Holy Word of God and applies the scripture in a practical way to everyday life. Her desire is to reach across denominational lines and minister to women everywhere. "Mission Possible" is a powerful tool to use in an unequally-yoked marriage.

Author Bio:
Deborah began her journey of creative writing soon after coming to know Jesus Christ as her personal Savior in 1989. She uses her spiritual gifts of encouragement and teaching in her home church. She also enjoys in-depth bible study in her personal time, and is a small business owner of over twenty years. Her primary goal is to share her personal testimony with others while bringing hope and practical help through her books. She and her husband have one married son serving in the US Military. They reside in north Florida.


  1. Hi, Deborah your book looks like a really wonderful and useful resource. Thank you for sharing your heart with your readers. Good luck with your book. Shawna, what an interesting selection, thank you as always! I always learn something from your fantastic blog.

  2. I can think of several people who would benefit from this book.

  3. Hi Deborah, I believe your book should be a mandatory read for everyone who is 18 or older. So many people can benefit from your personal experiences you shared and more marriages could be saved if they read this book.
    Thanks Shawna for another great author and book.

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