Feb 11, 2010

Love & War

Title: Love & War
By: John & Stasi Eldredge

Back of the book:
What the Eldredge bestsellers Wild at Heart did for men, and Captivating did for women, LOVE & WAR will do for married couples everywhere. John and Stasi Eldredge have contributed the quintessential works on Christian spirituality through the experience of men and the experience of women and now they turn their focus to the incredible dynamic between those two forces.

With refreshing openness that will grab readers from the first page, the Eldredges candidly discuss their own marriage and the insights they’ve gained from the challenges they faced. Each talks independently to the reader about what they’ve learned, giving their guidance personal immediacy and a balance between the male and female perspectives that has been absent from all previous books on this topic. They begin LOVE & WAR with an obvious but necessary acknowledgement: Marriage is fabulously hard. They advise that the sooner we get the shame and confusion off our backs, the sooner we'll find our way through.

LOVE & WAR shows couples how to fight for their love and happiness, calling men and women to step into the great adventure God has waiting for them together. Walking alongside John and Stasi Eldredge, every couple can discover how their individual journeys are growing into a story of meaning much greater than anything they could do or be on their own.


My take:
Being a fan of John Eldredges previous books really played a big role in my desire to want to read this book. And let me just say for the record, I'm so glad I did!!

After the first chapter I was consumed; hook, line and sinker. I discovered several "a-ha" moments that I had to stop and write down in my personal journal. And when that happens I know I've got a good book in my hands.

The Eldredges know how to write about the individual man and woman respectively, but their work together on the one subject that is already hard enough to tackle was wonderful.

I laughed at some of their personal stories, I took notes, and I even related to John when he mentioned some of the mistakes he'd made early in his marriage that I no doubt had to learn the hard way as well.

I strongly recommend this book to anyone about to tie the knot and engage in "Love & War" themselves. But you don't have to be ready to marry to read this. This also speaks to singles who want to know how to listen to God and let his will lead them to the right person, their soul mate.

Pick up this book and read it! You won't regret it, especially if you find yourself needing guidance in Love & War!!

I give Love & War, 5 bookworms!

You can find Love & War here if you wish to purchase it online.

This book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.

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