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A Lifelong Love by Gary Thomas

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Book Author(s): Gary Thomas
Book Genre: marriage, non fiction
Number of Pages: 327
Publisher: David C. Cook
ISBN: 978-1-4347-0490-0
My Rating:   3/5 Stars

Book Summary

Does your marriage affect anyone outside of your household? Couples work so hard on creating a marriage that makes them happy. A Lifelong Love by Gary Thomas: What If Marriage Is about More Than Just Staying Together? takes a look at the impact our marriage has on the rest of the world. Our marriage is a testimony of God’s love. Many times in the book Gary takes the focus off of us or our spouse, and onto God. Gary Thomas writes, “Marriage is a “minichurch,” a microscopic cell out of which God can begin to build an intimate community. By living faithfully with our spouses, we can learn the skills, mind-set, and spiritual principles necessary to understand how this vision of Jesus is to be fleshed out in a wider community.”

My Thoughts

I found the book a little hard to get into at first. I loved the discussion questions and prayer at the end of each chapter. The book ended up being pretty good and it is a well worth a read for your marriage. I liked the concept that my marriage is not just about me or my husband, but the community and the world around us. The tips and discussion questions bring each principle taught into practical application.

About Gary Thomas:

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 have been translated into over a dozen languages and together have sold over a million copies worldwide. Thomas and his wife have been married thirty years and have three children.

I was graciously given permission to giveaway a copy of Gary Thomas’ A Lifelong Love. Giveaway ends 11/13 at 11:59 pm.  Only one entrant per mailing address. per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. You will have 48 hours to respond to winning email. Good luck!


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Sunday 9th of November 2014

Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I'm not married yet, but know that marriage is one of those things that is both really great and really tough. It sounds like some couples might be able to really benefit from this book.

Kimberly Bolden

Tuesday 4th of November 2014

I am going to have to check this book out. Thanks for promoting it.


Tuesday 4th of November 2014

Sounds like a great book, the winner of this giveaway is gonna be so blessed!


Monday 3rd of November 2014

I'll have to look into this book....I read his book "The Sacred Marriage" a long time ago when I was first married.....such great wisdom as well! :)


Monday 3rd of November 2014

Thanks for the review of this book! It sounds fascinating! I love the idea that out marriages aren't just about us. It is so true!