Saturday, January 2, 2016

Review: The War Room (The Book)

Does the statement: “It wasn’t supposed to be this way” summarize your thoughts on your marriage?  Do you sometimes say to yourself: “He/she isn’t supposed to be act like this to me?”  Do your friends think you have a wonderful job, a beautiful family and even that you are greatly blessed --- but you have some inkling that that isn’t true?  Do you feel as if you are just plodding on, hoping things might get better?
Then this book is for you.
This book is for married people who know that their marriage isn’t perfect, but can’t quite put their finger on how to make it better.  This is for married people who sometimes argue (or quietly disagree to keep the peace).  When you’ve tried everything you can think of to make your marriage better, your family better, and your spouse better and sometimes perhaps harbor thoughts of giving up, this book offers a way you may not have given sufficient consideration:  stop trying to make them better and begin to try to make yourself better, or rather, let go and let God make you better.  And you can begin this healing quietly, without letting your family know your real feelings:  in the closet, if you will.  Contrary to the big focus of our culture, sometimes it really IS good to stay in the closet, and make it your personal war room, to fight for your family --- beginning with soliciting God’s help.
This book may change your life.  I am sure the movie The War Room was good, but I haven’t seen it, but a movie only tells you what the characters say, their lines.  A book also tells you what they are thinking:  their hearts.  This book does, and that is why I read it, and perhaps you should also.  Maybe even in the closet.

1 comment:

  1. We saw the movie. Wife loved it. My view is - one of those well-meaning Christian movies that's big on message, but not so great as a film. Not bad, mind you, and worth seeing, but more about message than it is about filmmaking.