Friday, January 20, 2012

Review: This Thing Of Ours

Yesterday, I finished "This Thing of Ours: How Faith Saved My Mafia Marriage" by Cammy Franzese.
I received this book free from in return for a fair and honest review.  Here it goes:

The poignant story of a young woman married to a powerful mobster.
Small-town girl Cammy Franzese didn’t plan to marry one of the most powerful mob bosses in the country. She didn’t expect to raise her children alone while Michael served hard time. And she certainly didn’t anticipate what would happen when he finally made the stunning decision to turn his back on “the life” and become a devout Christian. Now Cammy shares the details of her painful and joyful journey.
Readers will learn why Cammy stayed in a marriage loaded with so much heartache and struggle. With painful honesty, she speaks about restoration, miracles, and the confidence we can have knowing God prepares us for the challenges and obstacles we will one day have to face.

This book was an absolute surprise.  At first, I was surprised at how little detail Cammy really knew about the mafia and her husband's involvement.  And then I was surprised at how utterly honest she was about her faith, her mother's influence on her and Michael, and just what exactly a marriage is.
While this is not a marriage counseling book, so many times, I wanted to stop - type out a paragraph or two and send it on to those I know who are engaged or just married.  She has such great insight and knowledge into what it takes for any marriage to work, but especially marriages beset with problems.
A great, inspiring read I would recommend to all!

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