The book is written around their golden anniversary. John and Stasi are not third year marrieds who say, "Look at the Parking Lot, Look at the Parking Lot, Look at the Parking Lot,""Don't you see the parking lot." Rather they have been driving gravel roads for a long while. They have been on as Blues Brother Elwood would say, "A Mission from God!"
Note to All: The book may have some gospel in it; but the advice would be worth it to all. It is not too preachy so don't fret.
Note to Christians:This is a good book that I would recommend to all married Christians. Yes, one might say it is only good for new Christians, but being a Christian does not mean that you need to make everything theologically complicated, rather the truth is the truth.
One flaw in the book is the use of too many metaphors. John loves to use the metaphor. Also the other problem in the book is a lack of index, scripture index, and subject index, and notes in the back of the book. This is a common flaw in popular Christian books. But overall it is a success. For more information on the book check out Random House's Web Site: Love and War
Interested in this book by the interview heard on Steve Brown Etc.
9 out of 10 Clucks Given for this book!
Some Scripture Cited in Book (Please report if I have missed any passages).
|Song of Songs||2:11-13|
|Song of Songs|
|Song of Songs|
Rubric for my overall feeling about the book:
|1. Avoids Preaching Victimhood||Author avoids preaching victim hood by discussing our responsible stewardship.|
|2. Flow||The author keeps you going and motivates you to|
|3. Prayer Solution Based|
|4. Insights||Good examples and insights are clearly stated.|
|3. Avoids Legalism||Did the author make it where you had played any part in gaining a grace of our LORD.|
|4. Secular Ready|
as an introduction to the faith.
|Can this be given to my parents with out offense? Or is it better to keep to myself?|
|5. Usefulness||Was the book Useful?|
|6. Book Design||Book is laid out well… and is excellent in its overall usefullness.. Or is fun in the way information is laid out….|
|7. Authors Notes||Author Notes contriube to the overall reading.|
Author outlines the evidence collected in telling
|8. Word Choice||Good Mix Of eight grade vocabulary with|
collegiate level vocabulary
|9. Metaphors or Examples Used||Good Mix Of metaphors and examples utilized |
|9. Content and Process Collaberate |
for overall effectivenss
|Uses the bible Scriptures to back up points does it in a way that is not text doctoring.|
|10. Sparking Interest in Research||Author gets you interested in researching the subject |
presented in the book. Quotes outside authors and their material.
|11. Desire to share with others||The book is rewarding enough to share with a friend without a fear of embarrasment.|