Love & War: a new book on marriage from John & Stasi Eldredge

Love & War is the latest book from John and Stasi Eldredge. From the authors that brought us Wild at Heart, Captivating, and Epic, comes a book specifically on marriage. So when WaterBrook Multnomah offered to send me a book to reivew, I jumped at the opportunity!

I just got the book but right from the introduction, you get vintage Eldredge take on life. Stasi narrates a wedding ceremony John is officiating. I wish my ceremony had been like this! I love this quote from John:

Daniel and Megan, you are about to abandon yourselves to each other, throw caution to the wind, forsake independence, isolation, and all others. You will vow to each other you undying love. Before you do, we must call this what it is–this is perfect madness.

So true!

The chapters are:

Introduction: It Can Be Done

  1. Remembering What We Wanted
  2. Love and War
  3. A Perfect Storm
  4. The Greatest Gift You Can Give
  5. More Than Just Roommates
  6. How to Have a Really Good Fight
  7. A Shared Adventure
  8. Back-to-Back with Swords Drawn
  9. The Little Foxes
  10. When Storms Descend
  11. The Chapter on Sex
  12. Learning to Love

Appendix: Prayers

The prayers alone make this book a tremendous asset!

I love how the Eldredges remind us of the great adventure we’re on. That’s why we resonate with the great stories and movies of risk and adventure and friendship.

This book helps re-orient the perspectives of married couples. Marriage is a fight, but it’s also a bold adventure. The Eldredges are terrific guides on the journey.