Monday, December 19, 2011

Love and War {Review}

Although Jon and Staci Eldredge are both well-known authors in the Christian community, I must admit that I had yet to read any of their work.  So I went into this book a little blind.  But I certainly wasn't disappointed.

Writing as a team, the couple explores the topic of marriage as it relates not only to our relationship with our spouse, but also our relationship with God.  The Eldredges explore how our earthly marriages correlate to our marriage with Christ.  They are able to paint the picture of how God is using marriage to reveal himself to a lost world.  Our marriages are fighting in a world that is designed to tear us apart.  Our expectations and preconceptions, from a very young age, are so lopsided that we're missing the design for marriage that God intended.  However, He loves to us as imperfect people to reveal his plan of salvation.  And our marriages are a part of that.

The authors are right upfront about the war our marriages are fighting.  The enemy is not our spouse.  The enemy is Satan as he seeks to steal, kill, and destroy.  He'd like nothing better than to see us fail and he uses every tactic at his disposal.  There are many moments in this book where I found myself saying, "Yes, we had that argument last week" or "Uh huh, that's exactly what bugs me at the end of the day."  But the authors always bring us back to a united front with practical insight into every day struggles.

I was delighted with this book.  Refreshing, easy to read, and highly relatable, the Love and War is a book that I will recommend again and again.

*Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books.  All opinions expressed are mine.

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