Waterbrook/Multnomah Books asked me to review this collection of "love-focused" books. I shouldn't have put them off, because they are all excellent resources.
I Do Again by Cheryl & Jeff Scruggs tells the story of a Dallas couple who went through ten disappointing years of marriage followed by seven painful years of divorce and were then reconciled into a beautiful, healthy, Christ-centered marriage. This is an incredible story of how it's never too late for God to heal what's broken. The Scruggs' story is gut-wrenching, powerful, hopeful, and miraculous. They also recommend many great resources for healing. Good stuff! $10.99 @ CBD.
For Couples Only is a little box set of two separate books - For Men Only by Shaunti & Jeff Feldham and For Women Only by Shaunti Feldham. These little books are practical and insightful. They follow a pattern of pointing out what your spouse is saying/doing, what it actually means, and finally how you should respond. These are good little field guides/instruction manuals to understanding your spouse. Also good stuff! $13.99 @ CBD.
The Love as a Way of Life Devotional by Gary Chapman & Elisa Stanford is a 90-day devotional guide intended to help you start living a life of giving/receiving love. This is not necessarily a couples resource. It's just a tool to help you understand God's love for you and your role of loving others by teaching you patience, forgiveness, courtesy, humility, generosity and honesty. It looks great and I think Jamie and I will go through it together after Easter. $10.99 @ CBD.
All four of these books are great and the good news is that the kind folks at Waterbrook/Multnomah have given me an extra set to give away. Same as always -- the first person to leave a comment on this post will receive all four books! (include your email address) (U.S. shipping only)