Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Playing Hurt by Brian Goins

Playing Hurt by Brian Goins is a marriage book for men. Since it's geared towards men and is all about sports I don't feel that I can review this one without being biased against it. I hate sports. I mean REALLY hate sports. I opened this and was lost on the first page. Lost, not like confused, but lost like my mind immediately wandered elsewhere (oh hey, I should really paint my nails....is it time to start dinner yet?....I wonder if any of my stuff sold on eBay in the last half hour?). I could not focus on it at all. It's like my mind has an auto-shut off when it comes to sports.

That being said, I'll just tell you what the back of the book says and then you can decide for yourself if your man should read this one.

Back cover:
We admire people who play hurt, who finish the game when injured, sick, or falling apart. So why--when it comes to marriage--are we so quick to throw in the towel?

Playing Hurt is a Biblical playbook for marriage that will challenge ou to push forward even when your wife hurls an insult, hurts your pride, or disrespects you. Combining replays from Scripture, questions at the end of each chapter, and stories from his own marriage, Brian Goins inspires you to live out Ephesians 5:25 and "love your wife as Christ loved the church"--even if it means giving yourself up for her. Like a coach shouting from the sidelines, Goins demonstrates a never-give-up attitude that will motivate you to action and show what it means to play hurt so you can win at marriage.

By Kregel Publications, this book was provided for review by Litfuse.

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