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Non-Christian Reader's Perspective
Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2018
Okay so... First of, I'm not Christian, but my husband is. I'm definitely open and receptive to any positive message, and have read books with a religious slant in the past I thought were great, so I thought I'd give this book a try. It does have some good points, but boy oh boy do you really have to sit through some condescending balogna to get to the point!! Understanding that technically this was written for a different audience aside, the meat of the lessons are buried beneath pages of repetitive tripe that basically serves only to point out how "non-Christians couldn't possibly understand" or how lucky Christians are to magically have this superior ability to know what it is to serve others that those poor thick-headed non-Christians simply don't have the capacity for, silly reprobates! Some of the ideas can also come off a litte sexist and old fashioned, but I think mostly are relative to the time the book was written. Outside of that, a lot of the ideas have merit, and I found myself highliting many sections and passages. The concepts that I did try to incorporate in my marriage were very successful. Honestly, just reading a book about communicating better started a great dialogue between us. I would recommend with the above warnings to skim past the junk.