I wasn't sure what I would find when I began this book, Love and War. Since it was endorsed by Beth Moore, I thought I would give it a try. The book deals with several different marital issues and it encourages couples that marriage can be done. But then reminds couples that they shouldn't expect marriage to be easy. One thought that I really liked from the book was: "You play the most critical role in your spouse's life. No one will have a greater impact on your spouse's soul than you. No one has greater access to your spouse's heart than you." (pg. 38) It was a great reminder to me of the impact I have on my husband.
Overall, I wasn't impressed with the book. I thought it was shallow when discussing the different topics of marriage. I was a little surprised by the vocabulary that was used in this book. There were phrases that I do not use in my vocabulary, and I didn't appreciate having to read it in this "Christian" book. I was also taken aback at all the references to movies throughout the book. I thought that they didn't add any depth to the message and were unnecessary. I wouldn't recommend this book.
**I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.
Below, you can read the first chapter for yourself and come to your own conclusion.
Love and War by John and Stasi Eldredge (Chapter 1 Excerpt)