Book review of: A Marriage Carol by Chris Fabry & Gary Chapman
Publisher: Moody Publishers | Published: September 1, 2011
Genre: Christian Fiction/Holidays | 128 pages | ISBN: 978-0-8024-0264-6
Have you noticed how I’ve been stuck on everything A Christmas Carol lately? And I haven’t even been able to watch the movie yet this Christmas season – for shame, for shame! Would you believe that neither Hulu nor Netflix have a good version of A Christmas Carol! My favorite holiday movie and no easy way to watch it…I’m going to have to break down and buy it.
Enough about my problems trying to watch A Christmas Carol – now on to another twist on the original Dickens novel – A Marriage Carol
Marlee and Jacob Ebenezer are on their way to sign divorce papers on Christmas Eve – their 20-year anniversary. Along the way, they are blindsided by a tractor trailer and from there the story takes off. Jacob leaves his wife in the warm car to go find help. The wife thinking he is never coming back goes off to find him or find help. She comes upon a house with a kindly elderly man who helps her look into her Marriage Past, Present and Future.
A Marriage Carol is a sweet, Christmas story that helps us remember to put our lives in perspective rather than jump ship at the first or even second and third signs of crisis. We are shown how one choice – good or bad, has long-lasting affects on not only ourselves, but on the lives of everyone close to us also. Written by well-known marriage counselor and author of The Five Love Languages, Dr. Gary Chapman, the focus of A Marriage Carol is finding hope. Hope for second chances in life, love and happiness.
This novella is perfect for the Christmas story-readers and fans of Dr. Gary Chapman and couples of all ages. This magical story is Christian Fiction; however it does not come across as preachy or self-righteous. A lovely novella for the Christmas season.
Many thanks to the publisher for the complimentary review copy.
Have a happy Monday!