You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
Today's Wild Card authors are:
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
David Bordon and Tom Winters are partners in Bordon-Winters, LLC, a book concept and packaging company that produces successful books and gift products. Among their previous titles are the popular “101 Things You Should Do” series. This volume joins another one of their beautiful gift books, Everything Christmas.
SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:
Everything Romance is a gift book overflowing with heartwarming ideas to keep that special relationship fresh and exciting. Whether you’re a newlywed or celebrating 40 years of wedded bliss, this book offers a treasury of ways to capture your love’s heart daily. Love letters, inexpensive date night suggestions, tantalizing recipes, conversation starters, and inspiring love stories will all help you romance the love of your life in creative and meaningful ways!
List Price: $14.99
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press (December 20, 2011)
MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:
My husband and I have been married for over 20 years. I think that we both are pretty romantic :). However, when you have 3 children and life gets busy, your romantic juice (or rather creative juice) might be running low or dry up at times. I love Everything Romance! It's my kind of book (I told you I'm romantic :)). The book includes Bible verses, quotes, prayers, "perfect pairs," tips, tidbits (Did You Know?), romance trivia, wedding trivia, anniversary trivia, love letters, love stories, love busters (no-no), love boosters (good suggestions), ideas for anniversaries and date nights, poems, recipes, and more. Valentine's Day is just around the corner. This is a beautiful gift book. If you're looking for new ways to spice up your love and marriage, check this book out. Your spouse will certainly be thankful for it.
"Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle." ~Sam Levenson (p. 194)
"Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor after her husband has walked across it in his barn boots." ~A Hoosier Farmer (p. 253)
"Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul." ~Saint Augustine (p. 269)
AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER:
A Marriage Blessing
Most gracious God, we give You thanks for Your tender love in sending Jesus Christ to come among us, to be born of a human mother, and to make the way of the cross to be the way of life.
We thank You, also, for consecrating the union of man and woman in His name. By the power of Your Holy Spirit, pour out the abundance of Your blessing upon this man and this woman. Defend them from every enemy. Lead them into all peace. Let their love for each other be a seal upon their hearts, a mantle about their shoulders, and a crown upon their foreheads. Bless them in their work and in their companionship; in their sleeping and in their waking; in their joys and in their sorrows; in their life and in their death. Finally, in Your mercy, bring them to that table where Your saints feast forever in Your heavenly home; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with You and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, forever and ever.
(from The Book of Common Prayer)
PERFECT PAIR PIZZA-PITA SNACKS
2 whole-wheat pita breads
4 teaspoons basil pesto
1 cup cottage cheese
2 tablespoons Roma tomatoes, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh basil, chopped
Fresh Parmesan cheese (optional)
Toast pita breads until they are crispy and firm. Spread half of the pesto on each pita. Next, spread half of the cottage
cheese on each pita. Top with chopped tomato and fresh basil. If desired, sprinkle with fresh grated parmesan cheese. Slice each pita into two or four wedges and enjoy!
A team of medical experts in Virginia contends that you’re more likely to catch the common cold virus by shaking hands than by kissing.
Excerpted from Everything Romance by David Bordon and Thomas J. Winters Copyright © 2011 by David Bordon and Thomas J. Winters. Excerpted by permission of WaterBrook Press, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.