“For Better or for Kids” by Patrick & Ruth Schwenk

For Better or for Kids: A Vow to Love Your Spouse with Kids in the HouseFor Better or for Kids: A Vow to Love Your Spouse with Kids in the House by Patrick Schwenk
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Marriage can be difficult, but marriage with kids is a whole new dimension. Where one has learned to be an adult and do adult life, when one becomes a parent, their childhood visits not in a manner of controlling adult life, but rather influencing child-rearing. Continue reading

“I Wish He Had Come with Instructions” by Mike Bechtle

I Wish He Had Come with Instructions: The Woman's Guide to a Man's BrainI Wish He Had Come with Instructions: The Woman’s Guide to a Man’s Brain by Mike Bechtle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book, by Dr. Mike Bechtle, is aimed to accomplish the essence of the subtitle: be a woman’s guide to a man’s brain. The author divides the book into five main sections: (i) the care and feeding of a man, (ii) how he thinks, (iii) how he acts, (iv) how he communicates, and (v) how he grows. Continue reading

“The Case for Christ” by Lee Strobel

The Case for ChristThe Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This popular work by Strobel is one that resonates with those who seek a more academic and challenging approach to apologetics. Featuring a type of investigative journalism, the author uses his legal background to seek to challenge the tenets of Christianity and walks away from the inquisition as one who professes belief in the very religious framework he sought to undermine. Continue reading

“A Different Kind of Happiness” by Larry Crabb

A Different Kind of Happiness: Discovering the Joy That Comes from Sacrificial LoveA Different Kind of Happiness: Discovering the Joy That Comes from Sacrificial Love by Larry Crabb
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dr. Larry Crabb is well known for not only this theological works, but his counseling and relational works as well. Continue reading