You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
Today's Wild Card author is:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jay Payleitner is one of the top freelance Christian radio producers in the United States. He has worked on Josh McDowell Radio, Today's Father, Jesus Freaks Radio for The Voice of the Martyrs, Project Angel Tree with Chuck Colson, and many others. He’s also a popular speaker at men's events and the author of the bestselling 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, 365 Ways to Say “I Love You” to Your Kids and, releasing late 2011, 52 Things Wives Need from a Husband. He has also served as an AWANA director, a wrestling coach, and executive director of the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative. Jay and his wife, Rita, make their home in the Chicago area, where they’ve raised five great kids and loved on ten foster babies.
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SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:
For the husband who wants to live out God’s plan for his marriage, 52 Things Wives Need from Their Husbands provides a full year’s worth of advice that will put him on the right track without making him feel guilty or criticizing him for acting like a man. A great gift or men’s group resource.
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (February 1, 2012)
MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:
It may seem weird that I, a wife, would be reading this book written for husbands. But this book was written by a husband who claimed to know what wives need :). I had to check it out and make sure he got it right. Well, I enjoyed reading it and I do approve Mr. Payleitner's messages. He shares plenty of practical wisdom and insights and he has a great sense of humor. The author covers a variety of topics such as kissing, Valentine's Day, Proverbs 5, empty nest, financial advice, anger, anniversary gifts, small-talk, and even his recipe of Jay's Winter Chicken Soup. Without claiming to know all the answers while acknowledging the real challenges in marital relationship, the author encourages husbands to keep loving, cherishing, and studying their own wife. Husbands, I recommend you get this book; your wife would be truly grateful and your marriage would be definitely strengthened.
AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER:
A husband and wife are driving down a country road. They’re a few years older than you are now. He’s behind the wheel. The pavement and cornfields are passing by. She breaks the silence with a sigh and says, “Remember when we were younger and we used to sit right next to each other in the car?” “I remember,” the husband replies after a moment. “But you know, I haven’t moved.”
“Love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away.”