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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Book Review-What's He Really Thinking?

'How to be a relational genius with the man in your life.'  That is the subtitle of this book by  Paula Rinehart.  It intrigued me.  This book is written from a Christian perspective, with biblical and scriptural examples scattered throughout it.  The author uses real-life illustrations, which I always enjoy reading in a self-help type of book like this.  Somehow the real-life examples help me understand the point the author is trying to make even further.  'What's He Really Thinking?' is mostly about the male-female relationship from a marriage standpoint, but also talks about other male relationships, even a man's relationship with his own father.  There are appendixes at the end of the book that are helpful: Praying for the man in your life, and Understanding this man.  Then after the appendix is a 'Relational Genius Guide' with questions to answer from each of the chapters in the book. 

I did enjoy this 'What's He Really Thinking?', and while I can't say there was information that I felt I didn't already know, the way the author presented the information was a great reminder of how we are different and how to best handle those differences. Paula Rinehart has cute little boxes on most pages with key points in them, and I really liked how they were presented.  An example from the chapter 'Understanding Your Influence': 'We are better able to love what we understand.  And loving and being loved is the main way we reflect the glory of God'. I did take quite a few notes from this book, and I would recommend it to others, especially young couples who are just starting out.

 Disclaimer: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Booksneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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