- File Size: 678 KB
- Print Length: 160 pages
- Publisher: Gary Hoffman; 1 edition (December 4, 2010)
- Publication Date: December 4, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0058PJYB8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,420,636 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Grady Harp(Professional Reviewer) The book assists men in troubled marriages, with the premises of Hoffman's advices are solid, constructive, goal oriented, practical book with easy to use charts & instructions. His primary goal is to have men accept the role of being the 'leader' of the household... and how to make a successful marriage...
Berly Sue (Christian Fiction Online Magazine) A timely book--if you, or someone you know is facing marital crisis, please read or share a copy of this book today! This book takes an honest look at marriage, the problems that arise, giving sound scriptural guidance. Learn you can survive marital crisis & come out stronger on the other side. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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Through the scriptures, suggested web-links, statistics, and reflective meditations Hoffman discusses issues of, accountability, the importance of assuming personal responsibility, moving forward in the area of spiritual growth and as an a Christian man, husband, and father. Gary provides sound advice for any who are dealing with critical issues in either marital or personal relationships.
I appreciate Hoffman's open and candid approach when sharing personal experiences and his emphasis regarding making the centrality of Jesus and His work on the cross the number one priority in life. Hoffman writes in easy to understand layman's language. He writes with clarity and is succinct as he describes looking at life from a realistic perspective with life changing applications, and faith building exercises. Hoffman puts a strong emphasis on the importance and dynamics of support groups, small group Bible studies, and professional counseling.
"Hoffman's mission is to assist men in troubled marriages. He frequently uses his own marital history as a springboard to initiate the discussion and instruction. The premises of Hoffman's advice are solid, practical, and workable. "Don't Give UP! is an important resource for men everywhere.
-Review By Jennifer Hope Webster
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Hoffman has a very specific target audience for his book, men in a marriage that is/did fall apart. It's easy to determine whether or not Don't Give Up is for you. I also feel the book is geared more towards men who either don't have a personal relationship with Christ or are on the fringe. I say that because, as a Christian, some of the points Hoffman makes seems elementary. Having said that, there are some tidbits that are useful for women and couples who have a solid marriage. I was pleased when I read Hoffman's reasoning for not using lawyers and I was glad to read his instruction on behavior during a separation.
A few nitpicks: redundancy, long sermon passages and overall not the caliber of writing I expected. First, I did not like the restating. There were many times the exact same sentence was written twice in the span of half a page. Verbatim. And many chapters could've been shorter if the repetition was eliminated. Several scripture passages were used over and over throughout the book, as well. Second, Hoffman prints long sections of sermons giving by Rick Warren. Whose book is it, anyway? And finally, Don't Give Up fell short of my expectations. Saddleback Church is well-known and is well-known for putting out excellent materials. I felt like Hoffman tried too hard to sell the ministry and relied on the reputation of Saddleback to carry the book along.
Don't Give Up is a good resource and study guide for men who are trying to hold together their marriage. Everyone has to start somewhere and this book is a good beginning place. The format lends itself nicely to a group setting which is also a good place for struggling men to be. Hoffman has a great ministry going and is meeting the need of many men--I can't criticize that!