When I learned my friends (and former campus pastors) Justin & Trisha Davis were penning their story, of course I wanted to read it to support them, but I’d figured I’d already heard it all before.
After all, they’d always been very transparent about the fires they faced in their marriage, both in personal conversations and from the pulpit.
I was wrong.
What resulted can be summed up best by the title of the book itself…”Beyond Ordinary“.
I took Beyond Ordinary with me on a business trip and devoured it; other than Love Does, this is one of the only “Two-Sitting” books I’ve read in a LONG time. That means I started it one night, got about halfway through and then got up early the next morning to finish it!
When I texted Justin & Trish before going to bed that first night to tell them how ensconced I was in their book, I think their initial concern was that the content was not deep enough. I assured them that the book was far from an easy read, but rather a compelling one.
As much as I found myself laughing out loud, I spend equal time underlining, highlighting, starring and dog-earring some pages on both the top AND the bottom!
Their personal stories were relevant and their insights on God’s truth were fresh and practical.
And don’t assume that Justin & Trisha’s story is only valuable for couples trying to survive an affair; to the contrary. I believe it is a must read for all of us who are married who, whether we like it or not, are dangerously close to drifting towards such an event.
I am so proud of these two for not only actively pursuing God’s best for their marriage and their family but for ultimately running bravely towards helping as many couples as possible!
So go buy Beyond Ordinary while you can; I’m off to re-read all the notes I’ve scribbled in the margins…
Beyond Ordinary is just one of the fabulous books I’m highlighting in my Book Week 2013. Make sure to check them all out!