Author(s): John & Stasi Eldredge
'You live in a love story set in the midst of a very real war...' What Wild at Heart did for men, and Captivating did for women, LOVE & WAR will do for married couples everywhere. John and Stasi Eldredge have contributed quintessential works on Christian spirituality for men and women separately but now they turn their focus to the incredible union between those two forces -- marriage. With refreshing openness, the Eldredges discuss their own marriage and the insights they've gained from the challenges they've faced. Both speak independently to the reader about what they've learnt, giving their guidance personal immediacy and balanced male and female perspectives.John and Stasi begin LOVE & WAR with an obvious but necessary acknowledgement: marriage is fabulously hard. For every minute of happy delirium, there are equal amounts of disappointment and frustration and a sense that we've been deluded, that this isn't the marriage we dreamed of. Once we admit this, we are free to accept the great adventure of marriage; working together through strength gained from our own individual relationships with God, rather than looking to each other for happiness. Review: John & Stasi Eldredge's book 'Love & War' is the most honest, helpful and healing book on marriage that I have read. I have no hesitation in commending it to every married couple. -- J.John 20091105 The Eldredges' newest book has bestseller written all over it -- Publisher's Weekly 20091029 'John and Stasi nailed it. This book opens to an untouched snapshot of a real, live redeemed marriage and closes with hope and hunger for our own. These two have proved again and again that they're willing to put themselves out there for somebody else's sake. Is it any wonder God uses them like He does? The moment we decide to throw more energy into fighting for our mate than with him, the crack of a fist on the enemy's jaw splits the ears of angels.' -- Beth Moore, author of Get Out of That Pit and Breaking Free 20091029 'John and Stasi Eldredge lead us into the heart of marriage...not as we always dreamed it would be, but as it really is... a relationship between two flawed individuals who are discovering together that marriage is difficult. Their willingness to speak honestly about their relationship proves their point... that "loving costs everything but loving is always worth it." If you are willing to fight for the love and happiness God intended your marriage to provide, every chapter of Love & War will cheer you on!' -- Dr. David Jeremiah Senior Pastor, Shadow Mountain Community Church Founder & CEO, Turning Point 20091029
Author Biography: JOHN ELDREDGE is the founder and director of Ransomed Heart Ministries in Colorado Springs. John has written numerous books, including Epic, Waking the Dead, Wild at Heart, Desire, and is the co-author of Captivating and The Sacred Romance.STASI ELDREDGE, is the co-author of Captivating and leads the women's events of Ransomed Heart. Stasi longs to see lives transformed by the love of Jesus. She and John have been married for twenty five years and they have three sons.