By Art Rainer (B&H Publishing Group)
Author Art Rainer does an excellent job in quickly grabbing the attention of readers with his intriguing title to the introductory chapter, “Palm Trees and Arguments.”
The action takes place at a fancy resort and spa, and the story unfolds as a young couple celebrating their honeymoon gets into a fight over money. An aging doorman overhears the argument and befriends the young couple.
Through the interactions of this young couple and the doorman, Rainer masterfully weaves simple money milestones—giving, the importance of saving for minor emergencies, the benefits of maxing your 401k account, reducing debt, a major emergency fund, retirement, saving for children’s college or reducing mortgage debt, and living generously.
His character development is excellent, and his creative style of sharing biblical principles for marriage and money keeps readers engaged from cover to cover.
The book is a must read for young married couples, as the importance of oneness within marriage and finances are clearly expressed. Readers experience God’s design for money and marriage and are challenged at the end of each chapter with questions.
The Marriage Challenge is such a refreshing book with important financial information presented in such an entertaining format. This is a book to have on your bookshelf.
Bobbie Bomar Brown
Estes Park, Colo.