Thursday, January 21, 2010

I Just Finished Reading...

I received this book free of charge from Tyndale Publishers as part of the Tyndale Blog Network.  Unless otherwise stated, the opinions given here are 100% mine.

This book is written by a husband and wife, Hayley and Michael DiMarco, that have written dozens of books on love and relationships. They started the company Hungry Planet, an organization that strives to reach the world with books and other media that is truthful.

According to the DiMarco's the definition of "cupidity" is "where love and stupid meet." The book covers many aspects of love, from meeting to marrying and long after the honeymoon. Things men and women say and do in the name of love is often pure cupidity.

At the beginning of the book there is a Cupidity Quiz to help you determine where you fall on the stupidity in love scale. I didn't do too bad. I have some areas that I need to think about and work on, but overall, I'm not doing too bad. (Thank goodness! It's nice to know I've learned something in my 42 years.) The book is then divided up into 5 sections: Emotional Acts of Cupidity, Mental Acts of Cupidity, Physical Acts of Cupidity, Social Acts of Cupidity, and Spiritual Acts of Cupidity.

While I definitely enjoyed the fact that the authors are Christians and used scriptures throughout to help make their points, at times I felt like I was reading a book written by teenagers. The text was often cutesy and shallow. I did enjoy some of the little side notes such as the ways a man feels loved and the way a woman feels loved, or the five signs you've gotten too comfortable in your relationship.

I would probably purchase this book for young adults, single and married, as the book addresses both of those issues. I think it is written for a younger reader than a 42 year old mom of 6. I would consider it a light read and worthy of taking a few notes, especially if you want to improve your romantic life.



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