I wasn't sure what to think when I won this book in Early Reviewers, but I have thoroughly enjoyed it. The authors have hit the nail on the head in teaching married people how to open their hearts to each other for the first time or again. They also show great insight into how to deal with emotions and taking a look inside yourself to see where you may have learned to react in a negative way, from your past. Whether newly married, or married for a long time, this book will hit home and improve your marriage.
When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. And when you stop expecting material possessions to complete you, you'd be surprised at how much pleasure you get in material possessions. And when you stop expecting God to end all your troubles, you'd be surprised how much you like spending time with God.
This book turned out to be quite a page turner. I finished it one day! It kept me guessing with it's suspense and the main character's were interesting and well developed. It wasn't a typical christian fiction book and I would highly recommend it.
What a great story! It chronicles Abby Johnson's story from abortion clinic director to pro-life advocate. One quote from the book that I loved: "Never trust a decision you wouldn't want your mother to know about." She shows through her story how abortion affects every area of your life even if you don't realize it and is not just an event you can put behind you. It changes you and not for the better.
This type of book is not something I usually read. I gave up Christian fiction years ago because of stories like this. Boring and just a bunch of fluff. It was torture for me to get through this book. Maybe if I had read the first book in the series (this was the 2nd) it would've been better, but rest assured I will not be picking up the 3rd.
During recent chronic illness in my life, this book proved to be an invaluable resource and friend. Elisabeth Elliott uses the writings and life of Lillias Trotter in this book. Lillias Trotter was way ahead of her time in spiritual thought and quite a courageous woman. I would highly, highly recommend this book to anyone who is struggling and to those who are not.
This book has changed the way I listen and talk to fellow christians in crisis or even just in friendship. I would highly recommend this book to all counselors and lay counselors. I've used the techniques outlined here and they have proven true.