Sunday, January 20, 2013

Beyond Ordinary: When a Good Marriage Just isn't Good Enough By Justin and Trisha Davis

I received this book from Tyndale House Publishers for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Description:

How safe is your marriage? The answer may surprise you. The biggest threat to any marriage isn’t infidelity or miscommunication. The greatest enemy is ordinary. Ordinary marriages lose hope. Ordinary marriages lack vision. Ordinary marriages give in to compromise. Ordinary is the belief that this is as good as it will ever get. And when we begin to settle for ordinary, it’s easy to move from “I do” to “I’m done.”
Justin and Trisha Davis know just how dangerous ordinary can be. In this beautifully written book, Justin and Trisha take us inside the slow fade that occurred in their own marriage—each telling the story from their own perspective. Together, they reveal the mistakes they made, the work they avoided, the thoughts and feelings that led to an affair and near divorce, and finally, the heart-change that had to occur in both of them before they could experience the hope, healing, and restoration of a truly extraordinary marriage.

My Thoughts:

Beyond Ordinary: When a Good Marriage Just Isn't Enough By Justin and Trisha Davis is not your typical marriage help book and I am so glad I had the honor of reading it.  The Davis' give readers a completely open look at their lives and marriage. They are completely transparent in this book and truly open their hearts to others in marriages like theirs.  The title of this book and the description truly peaked my interest and I was excited to read it.  From the beginning this book impressed me and truly challenged me to look at my own marriage.  Justin and Trisha give readers a completely different format for this type of book, this book reads like a conversation. I truly felt I was in the room listening to Justin and Trisha give their views of their lives and marriage.  The honesty is refreshing and I found myself laughing and crying throughout this book.  Justin and Trisha truly give couples hope that with God's help your marriage can come back from anywhere. Both of them humbly share how God opened their eyes to some of the dark, idolatrous root sins that they, like all of us, struggle with. They mutually shoulder the blame of allowing their marriage to drift toward ordinary.  They also show how they came back from ordinary to have extraordinary.  

I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an honest book about marriage, you will not be disappointed. I look forward to reading more from Justin and Trisha Davis, they are truly extraordinary!


  1. Hey Beth, I just wanted to thank you for reading and reviewing our book. We don't take for granted the time you invested and the effort you gave our book. Thanks for helping us share its message with your readers. -Justin

    1. Justin Thank you so much for posting!That is so awesome!


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