Book Review

52 Uncommon Dates

19850886Fun, creative, and spiritually engaging—these are no ordinary dates!

Have you ever tried a photography date? A water date? What about a second first date?

52 Uncommon Dates is more than a book. . . it’s an experience! Each date will set the scene for you and walk you through making it happen. Learn how to practically speak each other’s love language, incorporate prayer in ways that are natural and relevant to real life, and finish strong with questions that help keep conversation alive. You can even dig deeper to discover Bible passages that fit the theme of each date.

Ignite prayerful and playful connections in ways that deepen the relational, physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your relationship, one date at a time.

**I received a copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**

5 Star

 

I was so excited to get to review this book. My husband and I have dated for four years before we were married, and have continued dating for five more and counting. But, sometimes once you’ve dated for so long, you run out of some fresh ideas. Well, now we have a book with some wonderfully creative possibilities.

First of all, some of the suggestions in this book might come across as a bit simiple if you and your spouse have been together for more than a couple of years. If you have reached that point of knowing each other quite well, some of the aspects of this book might just feel a bit silly. But, if you stay open minded about the points of each date, I’m sure you can still have fun with this book and have some great conversations with your significant other.

So what is this book really like? Well, each “date” chapter has seven components:

  1. Words to Grow On: This section is simply a verse and a note by Gary Chapman. They are words to keep in mind on your date.
  2. Set the Scene: This is an overview of what the date is and what the overall point of it is.
  3. Make it Happen: Literally, this is nearly a step-by-step of how to pull the date off.
  4. Finish Strong: You can find some focused questions that are designed to go along with the date. They are meant to help you learn more about the other person and grow your relationship.
  5. Mind Your Language: If you are familiar with Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages, then you’ll really enjoy reading how each date can help you utilize a particular love language for that date or even suggestions for after.
  6. Take it to God: Prayer is an important aspect of any relationship and this section gives you a few suggestions to specifically thank God for and to pray over.
  7. Dig Deep: Finally, this section gives specific passages to look up and discuss that relate to whatever theme the date is. It also suggests reading a passage from the Love Language Devotional Bible.

Overall, I think this book is fantastic. I love how creative the dates are and even just reading the table of contents has me interested in trying some of these out. The People-Watching Date, The Lego Date, The Car Date, and The Cemetary Date all sound quite interesting… and there are plenty more!

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