Thursday, November 19, 2015

The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating by Andy Stanley

                       "Are you the person the person you are looking for is looking for?"

Think that if you met the "right person" everything will turn out "right"? Think again. In The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating, Andy Stanley explores the challenges, assumptions & land mines associated with dating in the 21st century. Best of all, he offers the most practical & uncensored advice you will ever hear on this topic. Not for the faint of heart, this book challenges singles to step up & set a new standard for this generation.

"If you don't want a marriage like the majority of marriages, then stop dating like the majority of daters!"

     I really didn't think I would learn anything new from this book because I thought had seen, heard & been through it all. But I was sorely mistaken. Initially, I wanted it for my teenage daughter, but as a nearing middle aged woman, I found myself wondering why I never thought about these things before. It's true that you can learn something no matter how old you are. Common sense is not always common.

As a young woman, I was clingy, needy, selfish, & completely insane & yet wondered why my relationships never lasted long. I wanted the young men to change into what I wanted, but it didn't occur to me that perhaps there were some issues I needed to work on before I even thought about being in a relationship. Most people don't acknowledge their own character flaws & walk right into marriage with their eyes closed & then wonder why things aren't working. This book will help to open those eyes.

Not only is "New Rules" packed full of practical advice for any age, whether you're married or single, it actually helped to restore my belief that it is possible to have a healthy, loving marriage that can last a lifetime. Who'd of thunk it? Although Stanley is a Christian pastor, I think people of any religious background will be able to appreciate the wisdom found in this book.

It's well written, engaging & humorous & a must have for those wanting to get married. This is the most useful & interesting book I have reviewed to date. I plan to make it required reading for my daughter whether she wants to read it or not so that she won't end up making the same mistakes I did . EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK. Get one for yourself, your kids, & your kid's kids. You'll be glad you did.

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                         This book was received complimentary & post sponsored courtesy of Family Christian.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wrestling for my Life By Shawn Michaels

In this book, Michaels shares about the highs & lows of his life inside the WWE. Now retired after 25 years in the ring, & looking back on his career & his life of faith, Michaels offers fascinating perspectives on what it means to make tough decisions, how to follow God when it's not easy, & how trying to be a good person can be even harder than trying to break a ladder over a competitor's head. Full of entertaining behind-the-scenes stories & inspirational insights, Michaels reveals what it is like to be a man of faith in a wrestling world that often has no basis in reality. You will experience an intimate look into his career & the profound things he's learned from hunting, family, & faith...

     I've been a wrestling fan for nearly my entire life & I felt like I knew the characters personally, like they were apart of my family. I never dreamt that some struggled with the same issues I deal with today  or that we would have anything in common. After reading Shawn Michael's, "Wrestling for my Life",  I realize that certainly isn't the case.

In the book, Shawn talks about his addictions & the person that he was before he got saved. He discusses being obedient & trusting God to direct his steps in life as well as believing God for finances & putting family & parenthood before his career. These are certainly topics that I as well as many other Christians can identify with.

I enjoyed this book & found it to be an interesting read because I'm a wrestling fan. Those who aren't into wrestling may not feel the same way since the industry is discussed quite a  bit. Nevertheless, it's well written, straight forward & makes a lot of good points pertaining to life as a Christian. For someone who appears to be so rough around the edges in the ring, he presents much wisdom & insight. Fans of this former wrestler will be pleasantly surprised at how much the can learn from "The Heartbreak Kid". I know I was.

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        This post was sponsored & the book was received complimentary courtesy of Family Christian  for review.