Tuesday, May 30, 2017

7 Secrets To Lifelong Passion In Marriage
By Stephen & Misty Arterburn
with Becky Johnson

OVERVIEW: In The Mediterranean Love Plan, New York Times bestselling author Steve Arterburn, and his wife, coauthor, and ministry partner, Misty, uncover seven mysteries of passion from the world's most romantic countries: Italy, Spain, France, Greece, and Israel. These seven secrets nourish intimacy that will only grow richer with time. The Mediterranean Love Plan will transform your marriage into a romantic adventure for two.

AUTHORS: STEVEN ARTERBURN is a New York Times bestselling and multi-award-winning author with more than 10 million books in print. In addition to founding the New Life organization and hosting the live call-in talk show New Life Live. Steve is best known for creating the Women of Faith conferences, attended by more than 5 million women. Steve and his family live near Indianapolis, where he is the teaching pastor at Northview Church. MISTY ARTERBURN is the author of books and devotionals in the Life Recovery Resources and Lose It for Life series. She is the general editor of both The Five Minute New Testament for Busy Moms and The Five Minute New Testament for Busy Dads. In addition to working as a writing partner with her husband, Steve, she is a women's Life Recovery group facilitator at Northview Church in Carmel, Indiana. Misty's videos and other materials for women in recovery can be found on her organization's website, She and her husband are proud parents to their five children. BECKY JOHNNSON  is the author, coauthor, or collaborator of more than forty books.

MY REVIEW: Who doesn't want more joie de vivre, more la dolce vita in their marriage? In this book the Arterburns write about this: the joy of living and the sweet life. Is it attainable? They say, "Yes"! I agree with them. Read this book and you will be on your way to experiencing a truly grande amore or a great love.

Steve and Misty uncover seven mysteries of passion from five of the most romantic countries in the Mediterranean: Italy, Spain, France, Greece, and Israel. These countries are known for romance and all that goes with it: great food, amazing art, beautiful scenery, creative conditions for vibrant, all-encompassing passion—and you don't even need your passport to get there. Through research, insight, and personal stories, Steve and Misty share easy, practical ways to apply these secrets to your own relationship. The Mediterranean Love plan will help every couple—just married or married for decades—to discover and nourish the great adventure of love.

When I read the first secret—the secret of attunement, I thought this must be the best one. Yes, this is it. And then I read the second secret—the secret of playfulness and I thought maybe this was the best. And then as I read on through the book I realized there is no best one. They all are important. Put them together and you have a great love. That's good. That's very good!

(I received this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for a fair and honest review.)