Thursday, May 26, 2011

Desert Gift - A Review

Desert Gift by Sally John is definitely a book worth reading. It is about a married couple who after twenty-four years together finds one of them asking for a divorce. Jill Galloway is a nationally known marriage expert who has a radio show and is about to release her first book when her husband says he wants a divorce. Jill decides to visit her parents who live in the California desert. Their marriage and their lives both are represented by the desert, dry and dying; but God’s hope is there to help them get through this difficult time in their marriage. “Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after” but God was there to help them put the pieces back together. They come to find out the importance of being best friends to each other in the marriage.

The author has enough seriousness and humor in the book to make it interesting. Sally John not only deals with the marriage proper, but how other relationships (i.e. parents, children, siblings, and friends) as well. “Black and white thinking” (not realizing there are some gray areas in life), being judgmental, personal space, and genetic traits are dealt with in the book. The concept of “let go and let God” by turning our “garbage” over to God is mentioned several times throughout the book. It is a great book in learning about relationships and how God is always with us during the difficult times in life.

Written with the assistance of my wife using a free copy of the book provided by the Tyndale Blog Network.

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