Friday, December 11, 2009

Practical in Every Way

Today is another book review day!!! Two great books filled with useful information! How great is that?

More Than a Match-The Five Keys to Compatibility for Life, by Michael and Amy Smalley is a fabulous book. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Using their extensive years of counseling experience and of course their own marriage lessons, the Smalley's outline the skills you need to create lasting love. Secrets include loving well, dealing with conflict, recovering when you hurt one another and even developing a healthy sex life. Like I said, I really enjoyed the book. The Smalley's used their own personal experiences, they were transparent, in an effort to really help those who are going to read this book. It isn't just filled with psychological terms and hypotheticals, this is real people that went through real things. Its got funny and serious wound up together. I think it would good for those who are seriously dating someone they think is "the one", definitely good for those couples who are engaged and even those who are already married. I mean face it, we all have things we can work on, right?? At the end of every chapter there is a discussion page to get couples talking if they need help getting the talk started. If you know someone engaged, this would be a great gift for them.

The Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group has rolled out a new series called 99 Ways (times 6) to Thrive. I had the pleasure of getting to review, 99 Ways to Stretch Your Home Budget. Awesome! I know! Who doesn't need to stretch their budget?? I know the Lovelocks do, so it was a wonderful little book with 99 tips on stretching our money. This book was written by Cheri Gillard, a nurse and mother to quadruplets. Ms. Gillard laid out tips that are totally doable, from food-eating in and out, all the way to healthcare and hospital stays! It's practical ideas that families can use to save money around the house. If you are looking for ways to trim your budget without having to fore go buying toilet paper, this is the book for you . Here's what the publisher has to say about the series, "Written for families and individuals who are hoping to not only survive but thrive, during tough times. These value-packed, applicable resources offer relevant and reliable insights to endure the current economic downturn, and are sure to appeal to families in all stages of life."

For these two books, the rest of the 99 Ways Series and more great books, check out Random House.

This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.

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