August 13, 2009
Rick & Bubba
I can't remember who's blog I found it on, but I've just recently became a reviewer for Thomas Nelson. The set up is pretty simple - they send you a free book, you read, and post reviews about it on both your own person blog, as well as a retail site (such as amazon.com).
My first book out of the gate was Rick & Bubba’s Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage by Rick Burgess & Bill “Bubba” Bussey. As the title suggests, this is a book sets out to give you the information to make your marriage the best that it can be, all the while cushioning it in humor.
Rick & Bubba also real life examples from their marriages, of what you should strive for (or attempt to stay away from). It includes several of their top ten lists including “top ten things not to say on the way to your honeymoon” and “top ten reasons wives nag” as well as the “Book of Blame.” I just hope that they didn’t have to learn all of these lessons the hard way.
I very much enjoyed the book. It was easy read, while still providing a lot of good information. Tongue in cheek comments helped to show the ridiculousness of common fought arguments between couples. Then, as in the case of Rick’s chapter on losing a child, they open themselves up with an honest and strength that are obviously directly from the Lord.
I was able to finish the book quickly, because I found myself picking it up when I just had a few minutes to read. The chapter layout, as well as the top tens, and paragraphs, made it easy to pickup and put down. Perfect for the multitasker who reads while waiting for the pasta to boil, or during the commercials of a television show.
My only complaint with the book, was that I found myself wanting Mrs. Rick and Mrs. Bubba to chime in with their take on it (and to defend ladies across America).
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