Thursday, August 5, 2010

Love Is a Flame - A Book Review

From the advertising blurb: If you want to improve or revive your marriage, you need more than just theories of marriage from experts. You need shared experiences, to hear other couples say I've been there and to see the unique, creative, and practical solutions they have found to restore the vibrancy of their marriages.

Love Is a Flame is full of short stories of couples who turned their marriages around with God's help. Some of the stories made me laugh and others made me cry. It was a quick read, easy to cover just a couple of the short stories in one sitting. Each story included a one or two paragraph application by the compiler.

The downside of this book for me is that the stories are so short. I really felt that unless I only read one story and pondered on the application for awhile, I'm not going to get anything out of this book. It's like reading the Chicken Soup books - heartwarming stories that are easily forgotten.

I wanted to like this book, but I felt it wasn't something I'd ever come back to or even remember much of a month after finishing it.

Disclaimer - I did receive a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.


Mrs.Smith said...

Sounds interesting, and I liked your honest review. I feel like I know exactly what kind of book you mean. Fun to read, possible that something might stick out in your memory or resonate with you... for a while anyway... But not something you're going to rave over.


Cassandra said...

Thanks. :) I don't think I'm even going to keep the book.