The Couples of the Bible A One-Year Devotional Study to Draw You Closer to God and Each Other by Robert and Bobbie Wolgemuth might be a book to consider going through over the span of a year with your spouse. This book provides a brand new look into over fifty marriages that can be found in the scriptures of God’s Word.
In the book, there are 52 chapters that are each layed out so you’ll be finishing one every week (though you’ll just be reading for 5 days instead of the full 7 of a week). The chapters start with an introduction of the couple you’ll be reading about. For example, you’ll learn their names and the meaning of their names, a little bit about their character, their challenges, the outcome, and key scripture to find their story in the Bible.
As you read each daily devotion, you’ll get a perspective from the author’s of what the couples may have been thinking to give us a different view and more detail of what could have been going on in their lives. Do note that this is based off some fact, thought most is pure human led speculation as to what they may have been feeling or thinking. The different insight can also be somewhat refreshing.
(My husbanded wanted to share that though he has no problem in general with biblical fiction, he thinks the book could be more clear what is known and what is guesswork. )
Each chapter week ends with a section called “Their Legacy of Prayer”. In this section, readers are instructed to reflect on a particular scripture, offer thanks, confess, ask God, Listen, and Pray together.
My husband and I will continue to go through The Couples of the Bible A One-Year Devotional Study book. I believe this book has the ability to strengthen a relationship and help you and your spouse not only grow closer together but deepen your relationship with God as well.
If you are interested in purchasing, you can find Couples of the Bible: A One-Year Devotional Study to Draw You Closer to God and Each Other on Amazon.com in audio, e-book, and hardcover formats.
(I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Thomas Nelson BookSneeze blog program in exchange for an honest review.)