Sunday, March 13, 2016

Letters to my Daughters

I received a copy of LETTERS TO MY DAUGHTERS: THE ART OF BEING A WIFE by Barbara Rainey from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.  What a beautiful book this is!  It is a hardcover, with gentle pictures throughout, and a ribbon bookmark.  I can see this as a perfect gift to give at a wedding shower.  I say shower and not at the actual wedding, because this should be something that is read beforehand and digested. 

Overall, I had mixed feelings about this book.  Religion is tenderly woven into real-life scenarios and gentle advice.  The book stresses that marriage is not easy and it important to work at it rather than just giving up. 

My only criticism, if it even is a criticism, is that it is directed at brides.  I would like to see this read by husbands too.  A book combining the two points of view would be great to help a marriage flower from the very start.  I would hate to see a bride try so hard if her husband wasn’t giving it his all. 

Overall, I do recommend this to people on their way to the altar, especially if they do not otherwise have a female role model to look up to.  

1 comment:

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