Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Love and War, Book Review

Book: Love and War
Author: John and Stasi Eldredge
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.


I will be honest. I am actually not COMPLETELY done with this book...but what I have read....WOW! It applies to married life...and especially MY married life SO WELL!! It is like they live in my life!! So...are you telling me that I am not the only one that has some marital problems from time to time??? Wow...I know this is awful...but it makes me feel better that I am not the only one...ya know? I thought that I was broken...he was broken...or something was broken...but now I just realize that satan has his hand in our marriage because he doesn't want something that is supposed to be pure and godly to be that way...marriage is SUCH an intimate relationship that God intended signifies Christs "marriage" to the church, and what God has put together, let no man (or satan) tear apart. I always knew that satan attacks marriages before anything else...but when you are in the midst of something, you really don't always think that way. This book has brought it all out for me, and they write SO well together. They mix it up. It is minute it is Stasi and the next it is keeps you on your toes! I would DEFINITELY recommend this book...married with problems or is a great resource to have!! A++++++++ giveaway this go around! :-(

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