Love and War by John and Stasi Eldredge


What the Eldredge bestsellers Wild at Heart did for men, and Captivating did for women, LOVE & WAR will do for married couples everywhere. John and Stasi Eldredge have contributed the quintessential works on Christian spirituality through the experience of men and the experience of women and now they turn their focus to the incredible dynamic between those two forces.

With refreshing openness that will grab readers from the first page, the Eldredges candidly discuss their own marriage and the insights they’ve gained from the challenges they faced. Each talks independently to the reader about what they’ve learned, giving their guidance personal immediacy and a balance between the male and female perspectives that has been absent from all previous books on this topic.   They begin LOVE & WAR with an obvious but necessary acknowledgement:  Marriage is fabulously hard.  They advise that the sooner we get the shame and confusion off our backs, the sooner we’ll find our way through.

LOVE & WAR shows couples how to fight for their love and happiness, calling men and women to step into the great adventure God has waiting for them together. Walking alongside John and Stasi Eldredge, every couple can discover how their individual journeys are growing into a story of meaning much greater than anything they could do or be on their own.

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If you know me and have read my reviews, you would know that I do not like self-help books.  I just don’t.  I say this now as it may be easy to look at this book and label it self-help.  I want to clarify it is not.  What the Eldredges have so wonderfully packaged here within the pages is an important message on living your marriage well.  Yes – let’s get real, it is not always going to be the heart pounding romantic “I can’t wait for him to call” moments.  In fact those early days of the butterflies are hard to remember when the work hours are long, the bills are high, and lets face it – maybe you really havent connected in a while.  The Eldridges give a strong Biblical approach to marriage that was a refreshing look into what is true.

I have read both Wild At Heart by John Eldridge and Captivating by Stasi Eldridge.  Both, amazing writers. I knew when I seen this book that it would be one I would want to read and the joint efforts of this couple really paid off.  An honest and “tear down the walls and bare the truth” kind of book that at times had my laughing and at times thinking deeply about what I had just read.

My Amazon Review

I received my copy as part of a tour with Waterbrook Multnomah

8 thoughts on “Love and War by John and Stasi Eldredge

  1. My friend is reading this one right now because she’s read their other books and even did one as a study group at her church. I think it sounds like a worthwhile read.

  2. This sounds like it might be worth a read. My mom and I were just talking last night about how relationship books are usually geared towards the woman and her fixing what is wrong with the relationship. I realize a lot of that is due to the fact that men rarely pick up books about healing relationships, but it’s still disheartening to always read that the woman needs to make the effort to change. I like self-help books, but I usually steer clear of relationship books for this exact reason.

    1. Michelle, I enjoyed the book being written by both of them for just that reason. You heard both sides and see the situations from both sides and how to move on from there.

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