Monday, February 8, 2010

Book Review: Love & War by John and Stasi Eldredge


What is it about your marriage that drives you crazy? What is it that you want in your marriage that you are not getting?
These were the two questions that kept popping up in my mind as I read this book. From the heated topic of sex, to the topic of "I am not good enough", all of that is covered in this book.

It is amazing to me that when I read a book by John and Stasi that I see the struggles in their marriage. I feel their pain as I have been through many of those same struggles in my own marriage. But in the end, they have beat divorce. They have stayed together. That to me is worth it all. Knowing that they are so transparent so that other people can learn from their mistakes is a wonderful and helpful tool.

I really can relate to Stasi as I struggle with the idea that I am not pretty enough or good enough for anything. I have felt that way most of my life and I still struggle with that. To know that I am not alone is great. There are others who struggle with this issue and they survive, they make it through.


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.
 You can purchase your own copy of this book by clicking HERE.

This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.

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