Monday, August 9, 2010

Love is a Flame compiled by James Stuart Bell

What a great testament to marriages that endured struggle yet remained committed. So often we read about people choosing divorce that it was refreshing to read stories of people choosing to stick it out even when divorce would be acceptable and even encouraged.

No marriage is without struggle. I wish someone had told me that before I got married. Although, to be honest, I think my mom tried to tell me but I was blinded by love. Well the blinders were pulled off soon enough, and the truth of marriage sank in. The book gives us hope that no matter what your marriage looks like right now, God has not forgotten. He alone can heal the deep wounds. He alone can minister to the brokenhearted, and yes, married people can have their hearts broken by their mates.

The only thing about this book that I did not like is the front cover. At first glance, it looks like a book by Gary Chapman, and author I have read and enjoyed before. Instead, he writes a forward and James Stuart Bell is the one responsible for putting the book together. A small issue that I will forgive as Gary Chapman is more well known.

To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, I must post that Bethany House has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book to review. I also must say that the opinions are all mine.

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