Amendment to this review:
I appreciate the response I received from Craig Groeschel in response to this review. Thank you so much for your interaction and explanation of the situation. I have come to understand that book publishers have certain rights. As I said below, I endorse this book based on the fact that the content shares wisdom about marriage. I realize my frustrations with publishers republishing already great content with a different name came through in this review. Thank you CG for all you do for the kingdom.
2012 – Waterbrook Multnomah – ISBN-13: 978-1601423696
Craig Groeschel serves as lead pastor at Lifechurch. I have come to respect him as a leader and mentor from afar by reading his other books. This book, Love, Sex, and Happily Ever After, conveys everything I have come to expect from him.
I wrote that first paragraph and then started doing research. I had wondered why the book’s tone sounded familiar but just wrote it off to the fact that I read a lot of books that have similar themes. Then in my research, I found out that I had already read this book. In 2008, Groeschel released a book called, Going all the way. I read it then and obviously now I have reread it.
Groeschel’s update contains a new study guide but not really much more. The first chapter’s title has changed to reflect the updates. I have to say that my opinion went down upon figuring this out.
I would recommend this book for a couple who is considering marriage . It has some good insights and would be good for a high school graduate to get started right.
The book contains insights for married couples but doesn’t really get you past the wedding day. The book contains insights for married couples and would be helpful in any situation involving relationships.
I have to say that I am really worn out on the marketing of what I thought was a new book. I love Groeschel and picked it up (from Blogging for Books) without realizing what was going on with it. Definitely disappointed with the outcome of this book. If you own the other one, don’t bother buying this one.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Blogging for Books book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”