Any guys out there wanting to read a book that is specifically geared for males? I have one for you! "Playing Hurt: a guy's strategy for a winning marriage" by Brian Goins is one to read! Filled with sports analogies and stories, Goins knows how to relate with other males and say the right things to hook them into the book and keep them reading! Marriage is such an intimate relationship with a person you love and care about deeply; however it is a relationship that can also be hurtful and create deep wounds leading to several giving up on the marriage. Goins is pushing for men to stay strong and work through the hurt and stay in the marriage and come out winning just as a hurt athlete would try to do. While my husband has not had a chance to read the entire book, he did enjoy the part that he has read and was immediately pulled into the book and willing to give it a chance when Goins started with replays from different sporting events, as this is his "language." Goins has included thought-provoking questions and he is very straight-forward in his approach and writing making this a winner!
*Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review*
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What the publisher says about Goins' book!:
About Playing Hurt:
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.
About the author: Brian Goins is the author or editor of numerous study guides, workbooks, and Bible studies that he has developed for Insight for Living (Chuck Swindoll) and Walk Through the Bible. When he’s not traveling across the country as a Family Life Weekend to Remember speaker, he and his family reside in North Carolina.
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