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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Love is a Flame Compiled by James Stuart Bell


You get married and then it's happily ever after, right? Oh, wait, this is reality and it's not always that easy.


Love is a Flame: Stories of What Happens When Love is Rekindled tells 40+ real-life stories of couples that fought for their marriages and made them work. Whether it was dissatisfaction or boredom that led to a marriage being in trouble or something more serious like addiction, adultery, or pornography, you get to read the stories of couples who managed to change the direction of their marriages and come back stronger than ever.

I found it inspiring to read these stories. To hear of people willing to fight for their marriages.

I should have read this one story at a time, though, instead of trying to read it all at once- it's more a book to be read over the course of several days or weeks, rather than in one setting, but that's just my opinion.

The message it conveys is a great one, though.


I was sent this book for free from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. Click their link if you are interested in reviewing books for them, too.

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15 Comments:

Blogger Dee said...

kee-rap! I was gonna say "I want it!" But this isn't a giveaway. waaaahhhh

August 8, 2010 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Two things - first, I think the premise of this book is awesome! I only wish a couple of my friends could have read this about a year ago. Second - thanks for the heads up on doing book reviews. I signed up. Hope you're having a good weekend!

August 8, 2010 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I have never heard of Bethany house..I clicked!

August 8, 2010 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Tonjia said...

awesome! I am going to have to check out Bethany house! thanks for the info!

August 8, 2010 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Karen Mortensen said...

Sounds like a good book.. People need to realizes that marriage is work. I glad there are people out there willing to do that.

August 8, 2010 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger purseblogger said...

This sounds good. I am going to read this.

August 8, 2010 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Sounds like a GREAT book.....

August 8, 2010 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger The Empress said...

Thank you for the honesty with which you reviewed the book, Shell, and for providing us with the link. I've seen this book, too, and was wondering more about it.

Thank you.

August 8, 2010 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

Thank you, Shell. I think I'd feel the same way about reading one story at a time, though I, too, like the premise of the book. I appreciate your review and link!

August 8, 2010 at 11:49 PM  
Blogger Cheeseboy said...

That does sound inspiring.

August 9, 2010 at 12:32 AM  
Blogger Lourie said...

I think I will have to check that out at our next library visit.

August 9, 2010 at 1:14 AM  
Blogger WhisperingWriter said...

That does sound like a good book.

August 9, 2010 at 1:16 AM  
Blogger Casey said...

I want to read this and I thank you for telling us that it is a book to read slowly and not all at once. I have a feeling I would have done that

August 9, 2010 at 1:39 AM  
Blogger Seizing My Day said...

Back when I got married he did the Love Languages... good stuff... sounds like a great read! ;)

August 9, 2010 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Dr. Chapman is an associate pastor at our church! I love seeing his work, and face(CNN), in unexpected places. I haven't actually read a book yet, but I've heard him speak and love him. This one sounds great!

August 9, 2010 at 9:25 PM  

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