Just a little over 100 pages, I was able to read and enjoy A Marriage Carol in just a few days. A revision of A Christmas Carolis just what a struggling or indifferent marriage needs! As I read the book, I couldn’t help but look at the past, present and future of my own marriage.
I found myself relating to the wife in the story as she looked at her past.
I found myself seeing some of my ugliness as I looked at the present.
I see how my relationship could end up if I let my negative feelings continue running wild.
The authors’ intent is not to point the finger, neither at the husband or wife. I was simply moved by the story and could relate my marriage to their’s in some ways. The intent is to get you, the wife or the husband, to look at your marriage and see what you individually can do to improve your marriage as a whole, with having hope as your first step.
I received this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review.
About the Book
On Christmas Eve twenty years earlier, Marlee and Jacob were married in a snowstorm. This Christmas Eve, they are ready to quit, divorce is imminent. Their relationship is as icy as the road they’re traveling and as blocked with troubles as the piling snow. They take a shortcut to get to the lawyer’s office, on a slippery, no-fault path. She thinks they need to stay on the main road. He disagrees. They fight. Story of their lives and they slam into a bank of snow , spinning, drifting, falling, out of control. Just like their lives. Reluctantly, freezing cold, hungry, scared, she trudges up the hill. Jacob is nowhere to be found. Her ears frozen, fingers and hands red, she comes to a house on the hillside, built like a Bed and Breakfast, a green wreath on the red door and the door-knocker is in the shape of a wedding ring.
The red door opens and the first thing she notices is the fire in the room, blazing hot, a warm, inviting, friendly place and the voice of an old man welcomes her in. There are three golden pots on the hearth, shining, glimmering things. The old man claims that they are used to restore marriages. She laughs-and begins a journey through her past, present, and future that will test how she views her lifelong love. There are two futures available. Which will she choose?
Read the 1st chapter today.