Monday, June 29, 2009

Mailbox Monday: What books came into your house last week?

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.

I didn't receive any books through the mail last week, but I did purchase a book from the church mini bookstore. The book, Fireproof: Never Leave Your Partner, is a novelization by Eric Wilson and is based on the screenplay by Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick.

The movie Fireproof was first brought into my attention by Mr Alfred Lye who was the conference chairperson at the ABF PA conference on day two in Singapore last month. He highly recommended it and when I got back to Kuala Lumpur, I searched for it. What I found instead was the book and bought it immediately when I saw it at my church. I'm almost done reading it and there are so many things about the ups and downs of marriage that touched me. It is an inspiring and thought-provoking book, and one that bring tears to my eyes. I highly recommend it to everybody even if you're single.

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Growing up, his wife Catherine always dreamed of marrying a loving, brave firefighter...just like her father. Now, after seven years of marriage, she wonders when she stopped being "good enough." Countless arguments and anger have them wanting to move on to something with more sparks.

As they prepare for divorce, Caleb's father challenges him to commit to a 40-day experiment: "The Love Dare." Wondering if it's even worth the effort, Caleb agrees, for his father's sake more than for his marriage.

Surprised by what he discovers about the meaning of love, Caleb realizes that his wife and marriage are worth fighting for. His job is to rescue others. Now Captain Holt is ready to face his toughest job ever...rescuing his wife's heart.

Do read more about the book on Amazon.com and more about the author here.