Wednesday, February 10, 2010

# book review

Love and War by John and Stasi Eldredge


What the Eldredge bestsellers Wild at Heart did for men, and Captivating did for women, LOVE & WAR will do for married couples everywhere. John and Stasi Eldredge have contributed the quintessential works on Christian spirituality through the experience of men and the experience of women and now they turn their focus to the incredible dynamic between those two forces.

With refreshing openness that will grab readers from the first page, the Eldredges candidly discuss their own marriage and the insights they’ve gained from the challenges they faced. Each talks independently to the reader about what they’ve learned, giving their guidance personal immediacy and a balance between the male and female perspectives that has been absent from all previous books on this topic. They begin LOVE & WAR with an obvious but necessary acknowledgement: Marriage is fabulously hard. They advise that the sooner we get the shame and confusion off our backs, the sooner we’ll find our way through.

LOVE & WAR shows couples how to fight for their love and happiness, calling men and women to step into the great adventure God has waiting for them together. Walking alongside John and Stasi Eldredge, every couple can discover how their individual journeys are growing into a story of meaning much greater than anything they could do or be on their own.


I haven't completely finished the book but what I HAVE read so far is wonderful.

We all know what it's like when you first get married, you have all those romantic moments and you get butterflies when you see them. But years down the line, kids on the hip, bills and responsibilities later, it's not really all that glamorous anymore is it?

Something the author Stasi says, really struck a note with me. She mentions how the title means that "every person's marriage is a love story, and it's set in the midst of war. Sometimes it's our spouse that we're warring with."

That whole book is about getting back to the heart of the marriage and I don't know about you but it's definitely something that I'm interested in.

My husband and I have a wonderful relationship and a pretty good marriage but it's a learning experience and even after almost 12 years of marriage, it's still a work in process. I'm just glad I got a chance to get this book, I know it's going to help me a lot.

If you want to purchase a copy of this book, you can visit Random House or click here.

This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah


  1. Thanks for the review, I have read a few marriage books lately and gotten alot from the ones I have read. Sometimes its good to remind yourself of the foundations of marriage.

  2. Sounds like a Fab. book to read, Are you going to do a give-away with this book?

  3. Great review. I'm going to get this one. It never hurts to improve marriage. I know what you mean, it's always a work in progress.

  4. I really enjoyed reading this book too. My husband and I are reading it together now. Great review!


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