A Marriage Carol, by Chris Fabry and Gary Chapman (Book Description)
Rating: 5 stars
Book Description: Jake and Marlee, a typical couple, are about to call it quits. Over time they have drifted apart; the sparks are dead. Marlee is convinced she married the wrong man and Jake feels tied down to the wrong woman. Jake is distant and tired of being controlled while Marlee is tired of being the only one trying to the save their marriage.They go to bed Christmas Eve, in separate rooms, each rationalizing...life is too short to be miserable...love shouldn't hurt like this...their marriage must end for happiness to return.
But their lives are about to take a turn. The ghosts of Marriage Past, Marriage Present, and Marriage Future reveal to Jake and Marlee how past choices, present realities, and their potential future might look if they do not change their "stories".
Jake and Marlee experience a Christmas gift that will radically change their thinking and cause them to look at marriage not for what they can get out of it but for what God can do in and through their marriage.
Colleen's Thoughts: I enjoyed this book on many different levels. It may have not been the best "romance novel" on my list of favorites story-wise, but I gave it a 5 because of what the story is trying to teach. I am a big Gary Chapman fan. My husband and I are great believers in his book "The Five Love Languages". His advice and wisdom about relationships is invaluable. The marital wisdom found between the lines of this novel is no exception. I highly recommend any person, married or not, to read this book. The story is sweet, but the reality of what is being said is priceless. Thank you, again Gary Chapman!