A little over a week ago, my husband and I shared our thoughts on the film Old Fashioned . Today I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the companion book and devotional. Be sure to enter below to win a prize pack below which includes the books and the movie!
Contrary to popular opinion, being “old fashioned” doesn’t mean you’re dull or unromantic. In fact, a true old fashioned relationship can be more exciting and romantic than anything you’ve ever experienced! So what does it mean to do things the old fashioned way? Sure, it means opening doors, holding out chairs, and taking things slow. But a true old fashioned romance goes much, much deeper than that. Inspired by the motion picture Old Fashioned, this book will show you how to reclaim the lost art of romance by introducing you to romantic love as God intended it. Regardless of your past mistakes, where you’ve been, what you’ve done, or where you are now, you can find and create a love that will last a lifetime! As you work your way through this forty-day journey of inspiring readings and questions for reflection, you’ll discover all the unique and amazing benefits of doing things the old fashioned way. And before you know it, you’ll be well on your way to creating a love story for the ages.
My Thoughts – The Old Fashioned Way: Reclaiming the Lost Art of Romance is a a devotional that’s mainly geared toward Christian singles. It presents good points and allows for one to think about the choices they are making. It paints a beautiful pictures of what a Christ centered dating relationship should look like and be. There are 40 devotionals in this book. Each devotion starts with a quote either from the movie or well known individual. Devotions end with a Bible verse, things to consider section, and a prayer to pray. Devotions are about 3-4 pages long.
I liked that this book isn’t in your face. It really causes one to see how Godly convictions, morality, and respect for another should be practiced. It’s frightening in how boundaries have almost been thrown out the window. I feel this book will help one see what’s healthy and not healthy. I like that it encourages readers to journal their thoughts and feelings. I feel that in finishing this book, one will have a deeper understanding in how God intends for love and respect for another to be in pursing a deeper relationship that could lead to marriage.
Turning his back on his reckless lifestyle, former frat boy Clay Walsh has settled down to turn an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town….and to purse lofty and outdated theories on love and romance. But when Amber Hewson, a free-spirited woman with a gypsy soul, rents the apartment above his shop, Clay can’t help being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life. Amber also finds herself surprisingly drawn to Clay, but his ideas about relationships are unusual to say the least, and they bring to light her own deep wounds and fears about love. They say opposites attract, but can Clay and Amber move beyond their differences and their pasts to attempt an “oldfashioned” courtship?
My Thoughts on the Companion Book: This book stands on it’s own. I feel it follows the movie quite well! More detail is provided into the thoughts and actions of all the characters (not just the main two). In having previously seen the movie, I enjoyed the more in-depth look through the story in the book as I do with most books turned film.
I liked that the book included discussion questions which could be used in a small group setting or in a book club. There is an interview with Rene Gutteridge & Rik Swartzwelder that’s quite fascinating. I like getting to know a bit more about the film and book through the eyes of the creators. I feel that the book is great addition to seeing the film.
*This film is available right now for pre-order for $11.99 compared to suggested retail price of $19.99*
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“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.