Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Review: A Marriage Carol by:C. Fabry/G. Chapman



About the Book:
 On a snowy Christmas Eve, their anniversary, Marlee and Jacob take a treacherous drive to sign papers signaling the end. Tired of fighting, tired of the pain, and no passion left, they have chosen to end their marriage. But a shortcut over an icy mountain pass brings Marlee on a collision of her life. Visions of the past haunt; images of the present and future make her wonder if they have chosen the best course.
 With a nod toward Dickens and a heaping helping of truth from bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman, this surprising tale will take you through twists and turns and lead you on a journey into the power of snow. If your heart needs rekindling, if you long for unconditional love, this story will bring warmth and hope.


About the Authors:
 CHRIS FABRY is a graduate of W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University and Moody bible Institute's Advanced Studies Program. Chris can be heard daily on Love Worth Finding, featuring the teaching of the late Dr. Adrian Rogers. He received the 2008 "Talk Personality of the Year" Award from the National Religious Broadcasters. He has published more than 60 books since 1995, many of them fiction for younger readers. Chris collaborated with Jerry B. Jenkins and Dr. Tim LaHaye on the children's series Left Behind: The Kids. His two novels for adults, Dogwood and June Bug, are published by Tyndale House Publishers. Chris is married to his wife Andrea and they have five daughters and four sons.

 GARY CHAPMAN, PhD, is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages. With over 30 years of counseling experience, he has the uncanny ability to hold a mirror up to human behavior, showing readers not just where they go wrong, but also how to grow and move forward. Dr. Chapman holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively, MRE and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University. For more information visit his website at www.5lovelanguages.com.

My Review:
 A Marriage Carol was a quick read that got straight to the point, who could argue with that? It begins with Jacob and Marlee Ebenezer in a car headed to the attorney's office to sign divorce papers on Christmas Eve in the middle of a snow storm. When after a change in route they end up in a car accident before they even reach the attorney's office. Which thank God it happened because what takes place after that transcends a miracle. Marlee can't find her husband so she sets out to find help at a nearby house. After the owner of the home helps her to get warm by the fire. He takes her on a journey that is handwritten by the Master of the Universe himself. The authors have set up a storyline that Dickens himself could not of hoped for. It makes a play on the old story The Christmas Carol but teaches us so much more. It teaches us that there is always hope even in the gravest of circumstances.
 Will Jacob and Marlee go on with the divorce? Will they see how wrong they both were? I can't let you know how it ends but I can tell you it is never too late to make a change. If you would like to find out more about this book you can go here.

**Disclaimer** This book was provided to me for free through the MP Newsroom Blogger Program for my honest review.