Book review: FIREPROOF
I don't usually buy books that are heavily advertised with heaps of hype - as Fireproof has been this year - it started off as a movie (which I haven't seen) with all the Christian bookstores heavily promoting it and I thought why not, when I saw the book.
Basically it is about a young (non Christian) couple who have decided to get divorced after 7 years of marriage - as they prepare to divorce, Caleb's (the firefighter husband) father gives him a challenged - it commit to a 40-day experiment called "The Love Dare". I won't tell you what happens next.....
My views - the book was ok, not a masterpiece of writing which is often the case when they turn a film into a book. The part about the marriage was interesting. When does a marriage turn from loving each other and wanting to spend every minute together to fighting over trivia (eg the lost socks). I doubt many couples could pin point the moment their marriage changed to the worse.
The critical part of the book is the challenge that Caleb's father sets him - The Love Dare. However the book does not give you the full forty steps - I think only 1/2 dozen are listed (eg the first one is not to "say anything negative to your spouse at all. If temptation arises, choose not to say anything. It's better to hold your tongue than to say something you'll regret".
To find out what the full 40 day experiment is - you need to buy the Love Dare book. by the Kendrick brothers Now that is clever marketing and another $20.00!!!! And it was that part that really annoyed me. Basically one book, promotes another book, which of course promotes the movie. The movie cost 1/2 million to make - but from the sales of the DVD the movie has made $25 million (not bad).
If anyone wants my copy let me know!!!
To be fair - it wasn't a bad read.