2/10/2010

Love and War

Finding the Marriage You've Dreamed Of
John and Stasi Eldredge
2009
Doubleday Religion
Nonfiction/Relationships/ Christianity

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Love and War, by John and Stasi Eldredge is not just another relationship book, it is a book that will open your eyes to the realization that you can have a wonderful relationship with your spouse.  Opening up the doors of your heart where you have hidden those hurts and aches you have carried with you from your childhood.
Most people enter into marriage with expectations, with preconceived notions of how marriage should be, however those expectations are usually wrapped around the hurts and aches from our childhood.  John and Stasi, address these issues with  Christ-pleasing Word based solutions.  Definitely, if you are going to read one marriage book this year, make this the one book.  The books concludes with  prayers,  daily prayers for husbands and wives to pray over each other and sexual healing prayers.  222 pages US $22.99  4 stars

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Summary of 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 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.


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