Monday, November 24, 2014

The Uncommon Marriage Adventure

Tony and Lauren Dungy have written a book for couples to help them improve their marriage relationship.  What I liked about this book is the honesty from both Tony and Lauren.  They admit their faults and their mistakes, but talk about how they learn from it.

God is at the center of their marriage, and that is the example we all need to emulate.

This devotional is for wives and husbands to read together as they work to improve their marriage.  If there is anything I have learned from being married is that it takes work.  No matter how long you have been married, it is not a given that you will stay married.

Tyndale House provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for this review which I freely give.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Perfect Score Project

With a high schooler and middle schooler in the house, I am definitely looking towards preparing for college.  I wanted to read this book to gain insight in one of the most dreaded of the college prep tests, the SAT.  I discovered that a lot has changed in 30 years since I had to take the test.

Debbie Stier attempts to uncover the best method for preparing for the SAT in the year before her oldest child must take it.  In her research, she finds things that work and things that did not.  She also finds conflicting information from reputable test prep companies.  I am grateful for all her research so I know what to do and what not to do.

As I was reading, I realized that I was beginning to cheer for Debbie as she attempted to get a perfect score on the SAT.  She admits her defeats and attempts to overcome them.  I was tempted to skip to the end to see if she did indeed get a perfect score.  I won't tell if I did, nor will I tell if she did.  You will have to read the book yourself.

Harmony Books provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for this review which I freely give.