Some books are destined to be treasures...the kind you read to your children over and over, the kind that speak truth, faith, and encouragement into their lives, the kind you hold on to knowing that one day you will read the same books over and over to your grandchildren, and if you are lucky enough, your great grand children. The Person I Marry is one of those books.
The Person I Marry was written in verse by Gary Bower, and illustrated with gorgeous and touching illustrations by his wife Jan. The parents of 12 children, they have used their years of parenting and their faith in God and the truth of His word to glean the bits of wisdom they share in describing the characteristics a person should seek in the person they marry. Without giving away too much, here is just one example, "The person I marry will be the sort that's by my side to lend support, share the burden, help me stand by offering a helping hand." There are more examples in the video below.
The Person I Marry from Bower Books on Vimeo.
The pros: Honestly, I don't even know where to start. This is wisdom that everyone should have. It's not gender specific but applicable to both. And while the illustrations all feature younger children, there isn't an unwed person out there who couldn't benefit from reading this and embracing the concepts it shares. This book deftly puts into words all the characteristics I want my children to SEEK in a mate, and everything they should seek to BE for their mate. Proper emphasis is given to God being number one in the relationship, and character traits are not only expounded on in poetry, but they also provide the background for the text boxes on each page, so they are reinforced over and over. And the illustrations are amazing. Just darling!
The cons: NONE!
The bottom line: I really mean it when I say everyone who is single should read this book. Parents should read it over and over to their children. It will lay a foundation today that will serve your children well in the future-both in what they should look for and in what they should seek to be in marriage.
The Person I Marry is available for $11.99 from the Bower Books website. To learn more about this book or other books by the Bowers, go HERE. To see what other members of the TOS Crew had to say, go HERE.
Legal Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew, I received a free digital version of The Person I Marry so that I could provide my honest review. That digital book is the only compensation I received.