Wednesday, November 7, 2012

CREW Review- Courtship or Dating: So What's the Difference?


Grace and Truth Books is an online Christian Bookstore dedicated to bringing you books that "will glorify God, strengthen His people in their walk, and call all peoples to find joy in knowing His gospel and following Him."  I LOVE that!  In the past we have found that just because a book is labeled "Christian", it is not always what we want our family to read.  After perusing Grace and Truth Books, I feel that this site has definitely taken some of the pressure off me in choosing quality books. While no site can perfectly fit one's wish list, Grace and Truth books is pretty close- offering titles under numerous categories that include DVDs, Bibles and an awesome Shelf Clearing Reduction section!  We recently had the privilege to review one of the books they carry and I am excited to share it with you!

Courtship or Dating: So What's the Difference?, by Dennis Gundersen, is written for mature teens and the adults in their lives to help explore some of the differences between Courtship and Dating.  In his six short chapters, the author presents his personal ideas of what courtship looks like and how it is different from the worldly practice of dating.  One of my favorite points from his book focuses on parental involvement, no matter how the other details may look.  From the author, "After all, are there not some choices in life which are major enough in their consequences that it is clearly most sensible to take counsel and agree with other wise and godly persons?"

I really enjoyed this book and have read it twice!  I would encourage you to pick it up and give it a read.  I know Courting is often a controversial subject, but the author handles it with much grace and dignity.  While you may not agree with every word spoken, you will surely leave with some new ideas to consider.  For me THAT is a sign of a good book!  Simply stated by Dennis, "...the name you call what you do doesn't mean nearly as much as what you do.  The label you use...does not matter half as much as whether you honor and practice the principles of the upcoming chapters."

In addition to the text written by Mr. Gunderson, this book includes these supplemental chapters:

* Martin Luther:  On Parents and Their Children's Marriages
* Mary Mohler:  Modeling Modesty
* Tamika Burns:  Modesty, the Best Policy
* Kim Shay:  Some Observations on Courtship
* Martin Bucer:  Marriage Without the Consent of Parents 

All have a slightly different voice and perspective, but are enjoyable to read and may just add one more nugget of truth for your family to consider as you begin to walk your path of Courting or Dating.

Courtship or Dating: So What's the Difference? can be purchased for $5.75.  A small amount to pay for a wealth of information, I believe!

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Disclaimer- We received a copy of Courtship and Dating:  So What's the Difference? in exchange for our honest opinion of the book.  Opinions expressed are our own and were not influenced by the company in any way.

1 comment:

  1. Love your review! I reviewed this book also...I had the exact same response as you. So many good nuggets of wisdom in that book. It will definitely serve as a resource for years to come for us. :)


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