Friday, February 12, 2010

Book Review: Love & War

When you got married what did you expect your marriage to be like? Did you have parents who were good role models or did you go into disillusioned? I think many of us thought our marriage was going to be easy, and we'd never fight and nothing bad was ever going to happen. And then reality hit and we thought "What in the world did I get myself into?"

Marriage is tough. You have to constantly work at it. But it is worth it!

Love & War is written by John & Stasi Eldredge. They have been where you are and they wrote this book in the hopes that it'll help you and your spouse grow closer. That you will have the marriage that you want.

About this 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.


While reading this book, I was amazed at how closely I related to quite a few of the dilemmas that this couple faced. My marriage has suffered many trials in the past few years. I've doubted if it was truly meant to be. But trying to remember what brought us together in the first place and turning it over to God helped a lot. I feel so blessed to have been given the chance to read this book. I know that it's one I'll go back to again and again searching for ways to improve my marriage.

You can purchase a copy for yourself here.


*Disclaimer: This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah. The opinion is my own.*



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