Saturday, November 1, 2014

A Lifelong Love By Gary Thomas Book Review + Giveaway 11/14 US/CAN


Hardcover / 316 Pages 
Discover how to live out a sacred marriage. You believe your marriage has eternal purposes. you long for it to reach beyond your home and encourage others. But what does it look like to have a spiritually intentional relationship in the midst of dirty dishes, work deadlines, and car pools? In Sacred Marriage, Gary Thomas showed us that God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy. Now, in A Lifelong Love, Thomas gives us the practical tools to craft our marriages into inspiring relationships that breathe spiritual life to others. Whatever season of marriage you are in, A Lifelong Love gives your the practical help you need to infuse your marriage with a spiritual passion that will not only change you but will change the world around you.


Gary Thomas is writer-in-residence at Second Baptist Church in Houston, a frequent guest on Focus on the Family and FamilyLife Today radio, and a popular speaker. His award-winning books, including The Sacred Search, have been translated into over a dozen languages and together have sold more than a million copies worldwide. Thomas and his wife have been married thirty years and have three children.


When we were little, we watched all the Disney Princess movies and I grew up thinking of finding my prince charming and having happily ever afters. As I grew up, my parents always argue and I realized that it wasn't always the case. My parents' separation was the ultimate proof for me that not all marriages are meant to last forever. My mom fought to keep the marriage and to save it but, as with her case, more than 2 decades of patience isn't enough to wait for my dad to change. He left and started a family of his own, leaving us with our mom. We are very thankful for our mom because without her, we wouldn't be who we are now.

I now have my own family, a husband and 2 daughters, and in my experience, marriage is learning to give and receive. It wouldn't work with 1 party only giving and 1 party only receiving. Gary Thomas' A Lifelong Love has a lot of short stories about different people's marriages. I can relate to some of the stories and I love the reflection at the end of each chapter.

A Lifelong Love made me re-think and reflect on how me and hubby can make our marriage work and last. This is a great book for those planning to get married and to those who are married. It's not just staying together but it's about being there for your wife/husband, setting your priorities straight and a lot more.

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Would you like to win a copy of Gary Thomas' A Lifelong Love? Then hurry and head on over to the rafflecopter form below to enter. Good Luck!

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  1. I am very eager to read this book myself. I read Gary's Sacred Search last year, and things he said there still come back to my mind. Thank you for the chance at a giveaway!

    1. I haven't read his Sacred Search yet and I'll be sure to add that to my reading list. Thanks Faith and Good Luck! :)

  2. I'm not married yet but I want to read this book and so does my boyfriend. I'm a big believer in a faith based marriage.