I was really excited about the opportunity to post a blog book review for Love & War by John and Stasi Eldredge. Inman and I are a part of a group that the men recently read Wild at Heart & the women read Captivating. I jumped at the chance to read their follow up.
One of the things that I recently appreciate about John & Stasi Eldredge is the fact that they really open up about their pasts, their own marriage & experiences. Beth Moore reviewed their book and said it best, "...they're willing to put themselves out there for somebody else's sake."
They were both very vulnerable opening the doors of their own home & sharing what they have learned during their 25 years together. They describe their own start as "a disaster waiting to happen." Their candid account of the way God has worked through their own marriage will be an encouragement to anyone who reads this book.
With a title like Love & War, one may shy away. "Why would I want to read a book about the war of marriage?" That is the key. Right from the beginning they acknowledge to some what has become an astounding truth, marriage is hard! My encouragement is to keep reading! I feel so encouraged after reading this book. God has written quite a love story & we have a front row seat. He is using our marriages to tell a story far greater than anything we could ever ask for or even imagine.
It would not be too late to let Valentine's extend into next week & pick up this read for you & your spouse! Hey, we had a snow day here in GA & really threw off a lot of people's last minute shopping!
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Happy Valentine's Day!
This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah