Thursday, November 17, 2016

Blessings of Unity- Book Review and Giveaway


 

The Blessings of Unity by Richard Case is a small, 130 page paperback book with a lot of punch, written to help strengthen marriages and draw us closer to Christ.  By "Abiding in the Vine and Walking in the Spirit" as well as learning what unity really means and applying that to our marriages, Case contends that our lives will be more grounded in Christ and our marriages a blessing.



So what is the definition of Unity?  "When a man and a woman (in the case of marriage) strive for agreement with God in processing His will on every decision and in every issue," according to the author.

There is a lot of practical advice in this book, but more than that, there is a lot of scripture in this book!  Page after page, Case backs up his techniques and advice with Biblical references, pointing back to the one place that has all the answers- the Bible.  






Chapters include-
  • Evaluation of your Marriage
  • Division and Discord
  • Unity
  • The Keys to Unity
  • Unity Comes Through Abiding in the Word
  • How to Handle Disagreements and Differences of Opinions
  • Praying Through Unity
  • Biblical Examples of Unity 
My thoughts?  Here is a quote I loved, "We knew that if we disagreed...that either God would alter Linda's heart, alter my heart, or show us something brand new that neither of us had considered (p. 39)."  I love that Case repeatedly says that finding resolution or working through a problem is not about one person changing the other's mind or getting their way, but about praying until they are both on the same page- in agreement with God!  "Remember that unity is never a forced agreement or a compromise, but rather, an honest process until unity with the Spirit is reached (pg 80)." How beautiful of an image.  If we desire to follow God, we should desire that His wants become ours.  


Chapter 9 sums it up like this-
  • God hates division.
  • Division is caused by our natural selfishness.
  • Unity is not negotiation or compromise; rather, it is unity with the Spirit.
  • The basic key to unity is [to want to have] unity!
  • To reach unity in the Spirit requires us to learn how to abide in the Vine...
  • When we disagree, we are to process through the disagreement with honor and respect...
  • We have the privilege of prayer...  


While there were a few points in The Blessings of Unity that I did not completely agree with, I think this book is a good one, for the newly married to marriages of old.  The scriptural reminders and examples alone deserve careful consideration with regards to how we handle problems and how we view unity from a Biblical perspective!   

Fly By Production is graciously allowing us to offer a free copy of The Blessings of Unity to one of our readers.  Leave me a comment and a way to contact you and a random winner will be chosen next Thursday! 
   All for Jesus Ministry is also offering you Unshakable, a free 9 page book you can download that will help and support growth in Christ!

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Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”


Blessings,

1 comment:

  1. My wife and I would love to read this!

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