Former atheist Lee Strobel and his wife, Leslie, speak from their own struggles as a mismatched couple. Packed with real-life examples, they present the issues with heartfelt honesty, offering you real hope for making the most of your marriage. Practical advice includes principles for reaching your spouse with the gospel, raising your children, understanding how your spouse thinks and more.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 208 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2002 Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 X .75 (inches)
ISBN: 0310220149 ISBN-13: 9780310220145 UPC: 025986220143 Availability: In Stock
Noted Christian communicator Lee Strobel and his wife team together to write a book about how to live with your unchurched spouse while living out your faith authentically in front of him or her.
Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and is the best-selling author of The Case for Faith, The Case for Christ, and The Case for a Creator, all of which have been made into documentaries by Lionsgate. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale, Lee wrote 3 Gold Medallion winners and the 2005 Book of the Year with Gary Poole. He and his wife live in Colorado. Visit Lee's website at: www.leestrobel.com.
Leslie Strobel has been involved in women's ministries and one-on-one mentoring in the churches where the Strobels have served. She and Lee live in Orange County, California, and are the parents of two grown children.
High school sweethearts whose marriage seemed to have been made in heaven, the
Strobels enjoyed a good life with two children and experienced few problems
until Leslie became a committed Christian, much to the dismay of her husband,
a confirmed atheist. The Strobels struggled along in this "spiritually
mismatched" state for quite a while until Lee made the conscious decision to
become a Christian as well. The Strobels do not advise couples who strongly
disagree about religion to marry, but their book offers useful advice to
couples who are spiritually mismatched, either from the beginning of their
relationship or through a change in belief. Ideas about raising children and
advice for single Christians are also included. Written in the first person,
usually by Lee, the text is readable and helpful. While not a substitute for
professional marriage counseling, the Strobels' suggestions are based on
years of practical experience and will be useful for a Christian audience.
Recommended for church libraries and for public libraries serving a sizable
Christian population. Mary Prokop, Savannah Country Day Preparatory Sch. Lib.,
GA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Lee Strobel, whose bestselling The Case for Christ has become a standard work
of evangelical apologia, was once not a Christian at all, and was openly
hostile to the faith. When his wife, Leslie, became a Christian several years
into their marriage, he was furious, and their union seemed doomed until
"Leslie figured out how to live out her faith in a way that began to attract
rather than repel [him]." In Surviving a Spiritual Mismatch in Marriage, the
Strobels describe their experiences in order to help other Christians
particularly women who are married to nonbelievers. Although their own ending
(culminating in his conversion) followed the Christian storybook, they caution
readers that it is better to concentrate on one's own spiritual growth and
example than to have unrealistic expectations about a spouse's future
conversion. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.