I am so excited this is my first book review for Blogging for Books. This is a review of John and Stasi Eldredge's book Love and War: Finding the Marriage You've Dreamed Of. I must say this book was fantastic. I was honestly skeptical to read it at first but it exceeded anything I could have ever imagined. My husband and I have been married for 9 months and prior to our marriage as well as during our marriage have read numerous books on how to have a God honoring marriage and honestly most of them were all the same but this book is different. John and Stasi are so transparent about their marriage and the fact that marriage is wonderful but hard, very painful at times. They shared their joys and struggles and related to you in your own marriage through their open, straightforward dialogue. The don't offer the delusion that marriage is only a romantic fairy tale, instead they show that it is only one small part. You must fight to have a good marriage and it will be painful, joyous, and worth it. There are some many things that fight to destroy your marriage and we must be willing to go to battle for it. You can have the marriage God desires for you and your spouse by placing Him first. Be open about your brokeness and hurts in your marriage and allow God to heal that brokeness. As well as fighting against the temptations and things that seek to destroy your marriage. I highly recommend to this book to all who are married, especially to all newlyweds!
You can get your own copy of this great book by going to: http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780385529808
This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook