Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Book Review: Beyond Ordinary: excellent marriage book!

Beyond Ordinary: When a Good Marriage Just Isn't Good EnoughBeyond Ordinary: When a Good Marriage Just Isn't Good Enough by Justin Davis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Beyond Ordinary is an excellent "marriage book".  The authors share the story of their marriage journey through ministry and adultery to an extraordinary relationship. I actually found myself reading to find out what happens in their story and had to remind myself to think of personal application. I liked that each chapter shared more of their story, as well as a Biblical story and insights into how to move into an extraordinary covenant relationship. Obviously this would be an excellent book for a couple struggling in the aftermath of adultery or a similar betrayal, but it is also great for anyone at any level.  As the authors say, we often settle for ordinary, not realizing we could have so much more. Since the authors take turns writing individually as well as together, one gets insight into how the opposite sex thinks and much of their story struck a chord with me.  I appreciated as well how the authors are clear that one's personal relationship with Christ must be first and foremost in importance.  I recommend this book for any couple or even an engaged couple to read and discuss how to implement these ideas from the start.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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  1. I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to read and review our book. Really appreciate it.

    1. Wow, this is the first time an author has bothered to read my review and comment! Thanks for that, and thanks for your book! Its on my shelf as a periodic check in!