Published by: Kregel Publications
About The Book: "Playing Hurt is a marriage book that husbands will actually want to read! Everyone admires people who play hurt, from the superstar athlete to the journeyman player who finishes the game even when hurt, sick, or falling apart. Everyone looks up to these athletes and wants to mimic their “never give up” attitude. Except when it comes to marriage. Most husbands are willing to take a bullet for their wives in a life-and-death situation; but when his bride fires the bullet--hurls an insult, disrespects him in public, ignores his foreplay in private--he’d rather throw in the towel than play through the pain. Playing Hurt is a biblical playbook for marriage that speaks in the language most men understand—the language of sports. Using a sports analogy to explain the motivation, means, and methods of playing hurt, author Brian Goins shows men how to overcome the temptation to stay on the bench. Playing Hurt is more about inspiration than instruction. It’s about finding the motivation to stay in the game, despite the pain. It’s about becoming like the One who knew more about nails and thorns than any superstar athlete. Using Ephesians 5 as a biblical basis, this book will call husbands to be the heroes they long to be--men who play hurt in order to win at marriage."
My Thoughts: Although I am not a big sports fanatic and when I got this book I thought, "Great...a man book." I have to admit I was delightfully surprised and I really loved the insights given in Brian Goins book, Playing Hurt. The book was well written and truly one you did not want to put down. Each chapter added another play to Paul's Playbook for Playing Hurt. This book would be a great gift to a newlywed or an oldy wed. My biggest blessing from the book was that in many of the chapters my own husband kept appearing in the examples (even though he was not mentioned by name). I am one of the fortunate ones who has the husband who has the playbook and guidelines to love like Christ and seeing it in print made me smile. If you would like a copy of this book then click on this link and find out how and where you can get one. Want to see what other reviewers have to say then visit Litfuse Publicity for the Blog Tour Schedule. My rating for the book is definitely a four star.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group and Kregel Publishing Co. as part of a September Blog Tour. 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: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."