Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Shooting the Rapids in a Wooden Canoe

Shooting the Rapids in a Wooden Canoe
Real Life Stuff for Couples Navigating Transitions
Tim McLaughlin
Marriages change often and sometimes unexpectedly. How you weather those changes says a lot about your marriage and you as a person. This little study book walks couples through different transitions and how to weather them together. Each chapter begins with a thought from the author called the beginning place. It's a place to begin thinking about that particular transition. Each chapter varies from here, but sections called Read have stories that relate to the subject. After each Read section there is Think, which is questions that get the reader to thinking about what they've read. There are also sections called Live scattered throughout the book that take the lessons learned and give ways to apply them to the readers life.

I really enjoyed reading through this book. The thoughts the author presented were thought-provoking, but weren't dry or boring. This would be a great book for a small group study or for a couple to study together. There are three other books that go in this study. I liked how the author offered practical advice and didn't sugar coat the issues. Every couple is completely different and will face different issues in life. The chapters seemed open to adapting to the differences in couples, and didn't come across as judgmental of the choices that some might make. Definitely a book I can recommend.

I received this book free of charge from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.

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