Monday, July 24, 2017

A Fierce Love One Woman’s Courageous Journey to Save Her Marriage By Shauna Shanks

A Fierce Love One Woman’s Courageous Journey to Save Her Marriage

By Shauna Shanks 


Wrecked with news of her husband’s affair and his request for a divorce, Shauna Shanks faced an urgent decision: give up and give in to the divorce her husband was demanding, or fight for her marriage.
When she took God at his word in 1 Corinthians 13, Shanks realized just how illogical God’s love is. A Fierce Love encourages readers with the hope that if God’s instructions seem so audacious, we might just expect the same kind of results. Through her heart-wrenching journey, Shanks not only found herself falling in love with her husband again, but also falling in love with Jesus – and that changed everything.
This book was written in the midst of the author’s deepest trauma, and she purposefully did not air-brush her mistakes and failures during that season. This book will resonate with women who do not feel like picture-perfect Christians with fairytale marriages. A Fierce Love is the story of reaching out to God not in the calm but in the chaos, and, surprisingly, finding hope for the future.
My Thoughts:
Wow! This book is one of those books where you find yourself sitting down and reading something that is so raw and transparent that your face has tears pouring down your cheeks. Other moments you are smiling and rejoicing for the victory and the boldness that Shanks has displayed because of her courageous spirit in front of her children when her husband decides to walk away from her family. The mix of emotions, the tenderness of heart, you can't help but feel everything from this woman. The attempts she makes to save her marriage, her family, the way she tries to honor her husband by not creating a division or gossiping about his affair. This book is one that is so uniquely different and more than a book, this is the life of someone. Someone who is deeply is love with Jesus who wants to model a life just like him despite the hand dealt with. If that weren't enough, Shanks helps her husband through his childhood abuse. Y'all this marriage is the real deal on a piece of paper for everyone to read. I can't say enough good things about this book and these wonderful people. Marriage isn't for the faint of heart and Shanks shows that in "A Fierce Love." Grab your copy today. Thank you to Zondervan for providing a complimentary copy. A favorable copy was not required. I give this book 5/5 stars. 
About the Author:
Shauna Shanks is a wife, mother, and entrepreneur. She started Smallfolk, a health food café, out of her passion for health and fitness and unchecked desire to make fancy pop tarts. She graduated from Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, with a focus on world missions. Shauna and her husband, Micah, who is a police officer, have been married for more than a decade, and they are building a house out of shipping containers with their three boys on an Ohio farm.

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