Saturday, January 21, 2017

STRENGTHS BASED MARRIAGE by Jimmy Evans & Allen Kelsey

I chose to review STRENGTHS BASED MARRIAGE because it was written by Jimmy Evans. Actually the book has two authors the other being Allen Kelsey. I occasionally watch and enjoy Jimmy and Karen Evans television program “Marriage Today”.   Perhaps because there were two different authors the book was not what I expected.

I struggled to get through this book, skimming over a chapter here and there. Part of the reason why was because as the author writes in in the “Author’s Note” found in the beginning of the book: “To make the most of this book, you and your spouse will need to take the Clifton StrengthsFinder* assessment.”  When I went to the website I discovered there was a fee for the test. BUT that was not my only problem with the book.

The problem is you really do need to take the test in order to properly utilize the information in the book; AND your spouse has to cooperate. This book makes marriage a little to complicated.

STRENGTHS BASED MARRIAGE is really about appreciating each other’s differences and there are other books out there that deal with the subject a lot better. I cannot tell you how disappointed I am in this book, and I am sure there are people who love this book. BUT if you are going through difficult times in your marriage and your spouse chooses to not deal with it THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR YOU.

The book is based on the husband and wife working together and if you are working together on something you do not need the book. If you do want to make your marriage stronger find a project that you both have never done before and would like to try it is cheaper. xxx Marsha L F Randolph


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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