Love and War
Finding the Marriage You've Dreamed Of
John and Stasi Eldredge
A bit about 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
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.
When I received an offer to review Love and War, my first impression was that it was a rather harsh title for a book about marriage. As I read it, I began to discover what the authors meant by that title. The foundation of this book is that "marriage is hard" but that "loving costs everything but loving is ALWAYS worth it."
What did I like the most about this book? The clear and honest discussion of how God views marriage and what the Bible has to say about marriage. I also appreciated the authors honesty about the ups and downs of their own marriage through the years and the basic step by step insight on how to achieve a joyful and deeply loving marriage.
This was a really insightful book and I am so glad I had the chance to read it. This book isn't only for those that are having marriage troubles but it's also for anyone wishing to find the joy and heart of marriage as God intended marriage to be.
To find out more about this book, visit Random House.com.
Many thanks to WaterBrook Multnomah for providing me with this book to review!