Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Love is a Flame - Book Review

I recently received two books from Bethany House Publishers.  The first one I received was "Love is a Flame" compiled by James Stuart Bell with a Foreward by Gary Chapman.  I was excited about this book because I love hearing stories from other people who have "been there, done that."  The books cover states that these are "stories of what happens when love is rekindled."  That statement gave me high expectations about the stories in this book.

The short stories are written by individuals in completely different situations who all find a new love with their spouse.  The stories are all pretty short, so I read a couple every night before bed.  The stories definitely met my expectations.  I enjoyed reading every one of them!  They each showed a different way the couples learned to "deal" with their spouse and find new ways to show love by focusing on God first and foremost.  Many of the stories told about how turning your life over to God and changing yourself helps you show your love for your spouse even more.  These stories were so uplifting!  At the end of each story, Bell sums up how everyone can learn from the story whether you are in the same situation or a different one. 

This was a great book!  I think it would make a great book to read along with a couples devotional, or just to read and learn from!  If you have been there already, it will help you see that you aren't the only one, and if you aren't there yet, this book may help prepare you a little more. 

**I received this book in exchange for my honest review.  If you would like to receive books from Bethany Publishers, please go HERE for information.

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