Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Dance Book Review

The Restoration Series
Book One

SUMMARY:  Love's recovery starts with a single step ...
     After 27 years of marriage, Marilyn Anderson is tired of playing the role of perfect wife.  Her husband Jim is a successful businessman who gives her everything she needs - a beautiful home in an upscale neighborhood, the financial freedom to be a stay-at-home mom, an enviable collection of stuff.  Everything that is, except what really matters: love.
     After years of trying to connect with Jim, Marilyn has had enough.  She longs to experience some measure of happiness before she's too old to enjoy it.  Needing some time to herself to sort things out, Marilyn leaves to start a new job and take dancing lessons - something she has wanted to do for as long as she can remember.
     Shocked to find his wife gone, Jim Anderson must sort through the past to save his marriage.  With a little help from an unexpected ally, he begins a campaign to win Marilyn back.  What he doesn't anticipate is how his actions will affect everyone around him - starting with himself.

REVIEW:  I was excited to hear Dan Walsh had a new book out that he had written with Gary Smalley.  Dan has become on of my favorite authors.  This book is the first in a four-book series on relationships and learning to be dependent on God.  Jim and Marilyn look like they have a perfect marriage (even Jim thinks so).  But, in reality, their marriage is falling apart from the inside out affecting every part of their lives.  Marilyn's courage to step-out and to make changes makes Jim finally realize he has a part in the break-up and, hopefully, their reconciliation.  Jim steps WAY OUT of his comfort zone by taking dance lessons and, in the process, draws closer to God and starts proving it to his wife. 
    This is a book all married couples should read. We all need to evaluate what we want out of our marriage but we must not be afraid to voice our concerns and to step out and make any necessary changes.
This book was provided by Revell for review without compensation.
 Available April 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of several books, including The Discovery and The Reunion.  he has won three Carol Awards, and two of his novels were finalists for RT Reviews inspirational Book of the Year for 2011 and 2012.  A member of American Christian Fiction Writers.  Dan served as a pastor for 25 years.  He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel.  
Gary Smalley is one of the country's best-known authors and speakers of family relationships and has appeared on national television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, and TODAY, as well as numerous national radio programsHe is the bestselling and award-winning author or co-author of many books, including the Baxter Family Redemption series with Karen Kingsbury.  Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 40 years and live in Missouri. 

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