Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Altar - a must read

Outside of your relationship with God, if your marriage isn't the most successful area of your life, there's a book you need to read: The Altar by Samuel Solomon. He offers the Kindle version for just $2.99.

It is a quick read, RLB read it yesterday in just a few hours. The story flows well, wooing the reader to turn the page to see what happens next. The truths revealed in the book will resonate with you. Some brought me to tears as I reflected on the similarities of our personal journey.

I've read many testimonies from commenters of the conditions of their marriages. They are seeking help and encouragement because they know their marriage is supposed to be something different than what has transpired. We know God made this for good. We know God loves marriage. Why is it in shambles? How did it get this far off from what it was intended for?

Be encouraged and read this book.

I don't know Mr. Solomon personally and am happy to have "met" him in the blog world. His writing confirmed that I am not alone. While reading I found myself reflecting on exactly when I said the same things, behaved in similar ways, had the same feelings and questions, and when I embraced God's truth about marriage.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. - Jeremiah 29:11
There is hope for your marriage. There is a future for your marriage. There is truth that God wants to reveal to you. And there is peace available to you.

God bless the authors of this world who are compelled to share with us the hope God offers in an effort that we may live better.

4 comments:

  1. Yes. They're all around us...waiting for us.

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  2. I sure am glad you liked it, SD. Thanks so much for leaving me a review, and for this post.

    I shed a lot of tears writing that book, and the overall project affected me profoundly. I found myself writing hope, and finding it in God's word, and then in myself, where perhaps it had been depleted.

    I am always amazed at the spectrum of different things that people take away from my writing. In the case of this book, I just wanted to present God's order for marriage in a truthful and still-beautiful way.

    I am so very pleased to have gotten to share the story with you.

    God bless,

    ~Samuel Solomon

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  3. It is a great book! He tells a story of how a broken relationship can be restored. =)

    I knew and felt the characters as they struggled, as they *learned*, and as they grew. It is such a powerful story.

    The symbolism and metaphors were excellent! I loved how Samuel shared the story of redemption and restoration. It is a truly beautiful story!

    Like you said above, "The truths revealed in the book will resonate with you."

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