My 3 impressions of this book:
The Good: I love the idea of a fun, spiritual guide for couples to spend time together. I feel this book is geared toward outgoing couples who crave creative and novel activities to do together. Some examples I found interesting are:
*Making your own video to 'Singin' in the Rain.'
*Ask friends/family for videos of their vacation spots
* Invite an elderly widow(er) to dinner with you
The Bad: I'm a private person, and introverted, so I found only a few things that might appeal to me and my spouse. And most of these activities and prompts seem to be the opposite of relaxing or 'unwinding.' In fact, many of them take a lot of preparation. I feel "52 Ways for Couples to Spend Time Together" would be a more appropriate title.
The Sweet: I love the spiritual aspect of this book, its basis on the five love languages, and that it is neatly organized. Each of the 52 ideas have a cohesive plan, and my favorite part is the "Weaving the Third Strand" sections, where Scripture verses are introduced and questions couples can contemplate.
Overall, I think this book is suitable for couples who want to get out of their comfort zones and experience things they normally wouldn't. I, personally, would rather do things with my spouse that are more relaxing and routine.
I received a complimentary copy from the MPNews blogger program and was under no obligation to post a positive review.