Book Reivew: a touching read – not just for Christmas, but all year round

marriagecarolMarlee and Jacob have had it with their marriage. The final paperwork for the end of their marriage will be signed on Christmas Eve and while driving to that destination in the middle of a freak Christmas Eve blizzard, an accident leads to Marlee’s journey.

This delightful spin on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol takes the reader on a journey though Marlee’s past, present and possible futures. We see how love starts, how it can grow (both together and apart) and how the choices we make pile up like snowflakes.

Can man truly say when a marriage is over? What about God’s opinion? Doesn’t he have a say in the matter?

Now, I know I can’t throw much weight around as I’m not married. Have never been and there a chance I may never be. And that’s okay. I can still be an advocate for it and believe in what it stands for.

I found this read to be delightful, insightful, touching and even healing in my own life. Gary Chapman and Chris Fabry did an excellent job in piecing together Marlee’s story and how choices can destroy or improve one’s life. If it doesn’t make the reader consider the choices they’ve made in their own life, something is wrong. There is always room for improvement, married or not. There is power in small choices. There is hope, especially when one person turns toward another and begins to see them as valuable rather than focusing on the self all the time.

I urge you to pick up a copy of A Marriage Carol, whether at a store or rented from your local library (as I did…trust me, the waiting list is long). You will not be disappointed!

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