Format: Trade Paperback
Religion - Christian Life - Love & Marriage
I’ll just put it out there: I liked Craig’s book. It was easy to read, concise, and the scriptural examples he used lined up perfectly with the message he was trying to get across. As a newlywed (just over a year), the advice and tips he included were refreshing, helpful, and funny at times. All in all, a great read.
I found myself nodding in agreement along with his words, chapter after chapter, liking the writing but not necessarily getting anything new out of it. Like I said, there was some great advice for a newlywed like myself, but it was generally based on information I’d heard before.
I thought by the end of the book I’d give it about 2 or 3 stars out of five. “Craig,” I’d write, “it was good, but it was stuff I’d heard before. I want something new.”
But I can’t do that–the book was very good, and there’s no reason to deny an author a star or two because their information wasn’t new to me. That’s just unfair.
But more importantly, I couldn’t give fewer than four stars because of something deeper; something not as apparent.
Groeschel’s a great writer, and I actually read the book far quicker than I would have if he was just an “average” nonfiction writer.
Groeschel tells a story.
It’s a story about him, most of the time, dealing with one thing or another as a pastor, family man, husband, and human, but it’s a story about other people as well–all entertwined and spun together in a way that reads quite well.
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