Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Review: Love is a Flame


Love is A Flame compiled by James Stuart Bell

A compilation of real-life short stories on the topic of marriage struggles and overcoming. Each story is about 4-5 pages in length, followed by a small “application” paragraph of what one could/should take away from that couple’s story/example.

This book has the potential to be an inspiration, giving hope to couples who may have all but given up. Reminding us that our God is a Hope to the hopeless, and that no situation or relationship is beyond his reach.

Real-life couples giving practical advice based on their own experiences is something I think would be useful for couples in similar situations.

This book is an easy read because of the simple and short chapters with it’s narrative style.

And while one can hardly argue with one couples tactics  over another’s and their approach on their marriage, that worked, it’s nice to have the variety in stories and personalities to offset any misunderstandings or difference of opinion one may have.

I truly believe in the power of mentors in ones life, and while the couples in these stories may not be actual friends, the same lessons can be passed on through this book.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany Publishers in exchange for my unbiased review. The opinions expressed are my own.

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