1 Star: Love & War by John & Stasi Eldredge

Love & War by John & Stasi Eldredge is written by a couple who take turns explaining their points of view on their own marriage. They talk about some of their difficulties and take turns explaining their perspective so that the reader will get both a male and a female perspective. The main point of the book is that marriage is SUPER HARD but it has a purpose in God's design and you will grow through it. But the authors warn you not to enter your vows lightly, because you are sure to be challenged.

I feel bad giving Love & War a 1 star but it was SOOOOO BORING! I appreciate the intention of the authors but this book dragged on and on and on. I forced myself through the chapters trying to find some gold nugget but nothing stood out. Nothing was memorable and I didn't have any "Ah-ha!" or "I could apply that to my life" moments.

The book was boring from the very beginning, where the reader is placed at a wedding and are forced to sit through the longest driest wedding speech from a pastor (John) I've ever heard! John goes through a 7 page long speech! And his topics are terribly unromantic! He talks about how difficult marriage is and pretty much sucks the "happily ever after" out of the room. He warns everyone "get read for pain, heartache and a super difficult ride". Now, I am not a dreamer interested in a fairy tale wedding (I've NEVER even dreamed of my "dream wedding") but this speech would just put a dark cloud over everyone's heads.

I could not recommend this book. I could not find anything "gold nugget-worthy" or even "silver-nugget-worthy"!

My disclaimer - I received this book from the publisher but I always give brutally honest reviews. I want you to be able to choose the best book based on stars because I know you have limited time and energy to read.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Funny they think marriage is that hard. I've been married 14 years, and while we have to work at it, I highly recommend marriage. I would never choose to be single again.