A Fierce Love

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Shanks, Shanna. A Fierce Love: One Woman’s Courageous Journey to Save Her Marriage. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing. 2017.

SUMMARY:
With her marriage on an uncontrollable downward spiral, author Shanna Shanks decides to take 1 Corinthians 13 literally and follow it word, for painstakingly word. Faced with a request for a divorce after her husband admitted to an affair, in her new book, A Fierce Love, the author shares her tumultuous season full of mistakes, missteps, uncertainty, and doubt. Pure, raw, and vulnerable, the decision made to save her marriage may save more than just her marriage, it may also save countless other relationships.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
A valuable read no matter the state of any marriage, A Fierce Love reiterates the truth found in God’s word in the Love scripture, 1 Corinthians 13. Written during one of the toughest seasons of her life, I so appreciated the honesty with which Shanna Shanks wrote. Able to take the lessons and strengthen not only marriages, the same principles could also be applied to endless relationships. Engaging, interesting, encouraging and inspirational, this book is not to be missed by anyone involved in a relationship.

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of A Fierce Love from BookLook Bloggers for my honest review*

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Suddenly Single Mom

Hanscome, Jeanette. Suddenly Single Mom: 52 Messages Of Hope, Grace, and Promise. Franklin, TN: Worthy Inspired Publishing. 2016.

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SUMMARY:
Finding herself alone to raise her children, author Jeanette Hanscome shares 52 timely devotions aimed at providing hope, grace and promise during a difficult time. Through scriptures, prayer, encouragement, considerations, personal stories, and survival tips, Suddenly Single Mom helps at a lonely, painful and challenging point in life. Packaged in a beautiful book with an appealing cover, the messages are uplifting, relevant, meaningful and faith-based.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Hard enough to raise children with two parents, doing it alone must be even harder. Therefore, this book would be perfect for those trying, demanding, complicated, and hopeless times when a hug, kind word, grace and friend would make all the difference in the world. Pair those with the love and promises of God and life seems a bit more manageable. Being careful not to speak harshly of her ex-husband, the author has written numerous articles, devotions and books while enjoying her time raising her sons. Perfect as a Mom’s Ministry or Bible study, Suddenly Single Mom is thoughtfully and earnestly written.

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Suddenly Single Mom from Worthy Publishing for my honest review*