Friday, February 15, 2013

The Respect Dare | Book Review

I am all for new books that can help improve my marriage but, The Respect Dare by Nina Roesner wasn’t on of them. 

Roesner has a great setup with this book breaking it into 40 chapters where you read a chapter a day.  Inside each chapter she starts off with a Bible verse then communicates what the purpose of this day is, offers up a relevant story, and finished with questions to help you with further introspection.  With the chapters being a few pages long this book is a quick read.  It’s not meant to take up a lot of your day. 

The basic premise of this book is that…you require love from your husband and he requires respect.   This fairly easy to figure out but, when you are getting caught up in all the stories that she includes it’s easy to get bored.  I feel that the stores, while showing an example of what Roesner is trying to say, are a little over done.  There is a new story for each day.  If they were just sprinkled throughout they would be less distracting.

While the personal stories are an issue I have with this book, there is one more item that makes this a book I won’t be reading again.  Roesner is constantly talking about a group called “Daughters of Sarah.”  This group is run by the author and costs quite a bit to enroll.  I felt like Roesner was just trying to sell me on enrolling in her group the whole time. 

This book might be right for someone else but, it just wasn’t a fit for myself and my marriage.  When I am looking for a book to keep my marriage strong and faithful, I don’t want it to be a sales pitch. 

* I received this book complimentary from the publisher for the purpose of this review.*

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