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The Benefits Of Passion
by Catherine Fox
Publisher:SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)
I loved this book. A very real read. I married later in life and like the main character she could quite easily have been me, living a fairy tale in my head and sexually frustrated in reality and as a believer knowing that sex was off the books if I wanted to live right by God.
This is the first book by Fox that I have read and I would definately read more. It was well written, hilarous in parts and down to earth. There were 2 stories going on and I was engrossed in both.
The language was bad in places and could easily offend some christians but it was bang on for the book. Fox got the characters and scenarios down to a T. The reality of relationships and how easy they can become tainted, how raw life can be.
This novel is not neccesarily for the christian reader and could be enjoyed by anyone as it wrestles with life from a believers point of view living in a secular world and all that the world has to throw at them when sex and lust is involved.
Reviewer: ZoŽ Stevenson (21/09/15)