Written by the author of The Five Love Languages, this short volume is meant to be a devotional-type book. Just 200 pages in length, each of the facing pages shares (on one page) about two or three Scriptures, then (on the facing page) a short thought based upon those Scriptures to help your marriage.
One of the strengths of this book is that it covers a multitude of areas in the marriage relationship. When I first started the book, I was concerned that it would just be a “retread” of Chapman’s famous “love languages,” which I have read before. While those five common thoughts are clearly seen in the book, the reader will find this to be a very different book, both in type but also in material.
The book is laid out in such a way as to cause one to read it slowly. I tried to just read a handful (maybe 5) of the devotionals at a time, since the subject matter jumps from concept to concept. In doing this, I found the book helpful and very encouraging.
This little book would make a wonderful gift for a newlywed couple, or for your spouse, as it will help anyone see the importance of marriage. In giving the book away, though, don’t forget to take the time to read it yourself!
I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale in exchange for this review. I did not have to provide a positive review.