Nov 8, 2011

TOS Review: The Person I Marry

We were asked to review this book, The Person I Marry

 It is a beautifully illustrated book, written by Gary Bower and produced by Bower books, that details all the desirable traits of a future spouse. It is written from a child's point of view, and all the illustrations are adorable drawings of children. It explains that riches, hair color and other externals are not what to look for in a desirable spouse, but rather, such traits as faithfulness, kindness, perseverance, generosity, patience, and a sense of humor, just to name to a few...
We were not sent a copy of the book, but a link to view it online, so I gathered the children and the laptop onto the couch and we read it. After the reading, I attempted a few minutes of discussion. The boys were politely interested but disappeared as quickly as they could. The girls were a little more interested, but not really engaged. I only managed to chat for a few minutes before they were off as well.
I liked this book because I know how important it is to choose your marriage partner wisely. I want that concept to be a part of their worldview long before they are ever interested in the opposite gender. And I think this book helps open up that conversation in an easy and painless way. My kids are all young, but I think this book would read well across the ages even into the upper teenage years. Plus, there are all the beautiful drawings to enjoy!

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We were sent an e-version of this book for free for the purpose of this review. All opinions are our own.

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