Friday, July 11, 2014

Review of THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT MARRIAGE by Shaunti Feldhahn

Title: The Good News About Marriage

Author: Shaunti Feldhahn with Tally Whitefield

Publisher: Waterbrook Multnomah

What It's About: The Good News About Marriage is a book that takes a serious look at the data on marriage and divorce and claims that marriages aren't failing as widely as most people believe.

Why I Read It: I've read a lot of books by Shaunti Feldhahn and enjoy the insights she discovers through her extensive research.

What I Liked About It: This book is aptly titled because I was surprised to learn that marriages within the church tend to succeed far more than those outside the church. The data has always told us it's the same and that the message of Jesus doesn't make a difference upon marriage. This is good news because it shows that the gospel actually does impact people in a way that brings lasting change. I love the approach Feldhahn takes to ensure that she's presenting carefully researched data while presenting insightful examples of real couples throughout. This book is small and easy to read, and it's a great companion to Feldhahn's other book The Surprising Secrets of Highly Successful Marriages. It gives great hope for those who are married while eliminating much of the discouragement that the culture has been feeding us for some time.

Review copy provided by Waterbrook Multnomah, courtesy of BloggingforBooks.org

Where You Can Buy It: Amazon.com

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