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The Person I Marry

Heather —  November 3, 2011

I wanted to review this as my oldest son is getting married, and I thought this might be a sweet gift for his wonderful bride, or perhaps some of the younger ones in the wedding party.

After reading through the text, I wish I could give everyone a copy, as many of the thoughts are so important to anyone thinking about marriage, young or old. (Many things, I need to remember!)

I think this book would also be great for little ones, to give them dreams for a lovely marriage.

While I received an online link to review this book and not the actual hardcopy, I can tell from the link that the illustrations are beautiful and so realistic.

The author, Gary Bower, and illustrator, Jan Bower created the book during the year of their 30th Anniversary. As “a tool for tenderizing the hearts of our own 12 children, and sparking comfortable conversation about marriage amongst ourselves,” says Bower

Visually, the book really draws you in and makes you want to read about the virtues needed for a lasting marriage. I have included some clips of my absolute favorite pages.

I think I love this one, because I have red hair, and my husband is so encouraging...

This book is a part of the Bright Future Series, which shares Biblical principles for families.

Kind and gentle goes a long way, doesn't it?

The Person I Marry was awarded “2010 Book of the Year” by the Christian Small Publisher Association, and has received endorsements from Gary Smalley, Eric & Leslie Ludy, and the Duggar Family. 

The Person I Marry is available as a 32 page hardback and retails for $11.99. You can even get autographed copies. On the website, you’ll find many more books that I think appeal to children and adults, books like, What Do Heroes Wear and Thinking of Others.

Stories and images are such learning tools for your children and I would love to have some of these in our library.

Visit the Bower Books website,

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I received an online link to The Person I Marry through the TOS Crew for review purposes. I have given my honest opinion.