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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
It's A Love Story: From Happily to Ever After by Lincee Ray
ABOUT THE BOOK
Human beings love to be loved. And we love to fall in love. As children we pour our love into our pets and our friends. As teenagers we fall in love with musicians and actors and the boy whose locker is next to ours. As we mature, we long for romantic love that will last a lifetime. Sacrificial love, unexplainable love, familial love, desperate love. Love songs and love stories. Clearly we were created with the longing for love ingrained in our souls.
With lots of wit and a bit of wisdom drawn from a lifetime of falling in love, Lincee Ray invites you to an unabashed celebration of that loving feeling. As she reveals the loves of her life and encourages you to recall your own, you'll discover alongside her that there is only one who can ever truly fulfill the deepest longings of our hearts. And he made us to be part of a divine love story.
It's a Love Story: From Happily to Ever After by Lincee Ray
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
"Our need to feel loved is ingrained in our souls. It's been that way since the beginning."
In this new book from Lincee Ray we are reminded about the different kinds of love. There is love for our animals, love for our parents, love for our friends, love for our children and of course romantic love. The author is very funny but she also has a knack for getting to the heart of the matter and she uses pop culture as a way of illustrating her points. I enjoyed her references to the 80s and 90s and I knew about the movie Dirty Dancing and Bonnie Raitt's Total Eclipse of the Heart but I was born in an earlier generation so I found myself thinking about the Beach Party movies with Frankie and Annette and Unchained Melody from the Righteous Brothers and recalling the emotions associated with each of them.
Yes, there is a lot of humor in It's A Love Story and I often found myself laughing out loud while reading this book but the author also makes some powerful observations and she liberally uses God's Word as she talks about her faith. In the conclusion Ray reminds us of the ultimate love story. God "wanted to show the quintessential act of love. So He sacrificed His Son". (p. 195)
If you enjoy a book with humor you will want to read It's A Love Story but if you want both a fun and a thought-provoking book, you MUST read It's A Love Story!
I received a complimentary copy from the author and Revell Publishing but these thoughts are my own.
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