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Here is our list of the worst Christian book covers of 2014…

It’s that time of year again, a tradition almost as familiar as the Thanksgiving turkey or trimming the Christmas tree…    It’s time to honor the worst Christian book covers of the year!!!

(Numbers 12-15 on this list are ebooks, the rest are print books. If we hadn’t limited our ebook choices to four, we could have chosen literally hundreds of bad ebook covers.)

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Count down with us to the #1 worst Christian book cover of the year…

*** And just in case you haven’t seen it, here is last year’s list of worst covers
(and our inaugural list from 2012)

#15 – Homeland’s Hope




 
This begs the questions: What is the homeland: France (Eiffel Tower) or the US of A (flag)? And what is it’s hope: bomber planes, giant flag or badly photoshopped lady?
(Submitted by J. Roberts)

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Here is our list of the worst Christian book covers of 2013…

(Numbers 13-15 on this list are ebooks, the rest are print books. If we hadn’t limited our ebook choices to three, we could have chosen literally hundreds of bad ebook covers.)

Enjoy, and share these with your friends!

Count down with us to the #1 worst Christian book cover of the year…

*** And just in case you haven’t seen it, here is last year’s list of worst covers
 

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#15 – Ruth’s Story (Romance In Amish Country)


 
I did not know that “meh” was part of the Amish vocabulary, but it was great to see it facially depicted here. One gets so tired of seeing the cute young things with sweet faces on all these Amish romances.
(Submitted by Rick Presley)

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Here is our list of the worst Christian book covers of 2012…

(Numbers 11-12 on this list are ebooks, the rest are print books.  If we hadn’t limited our ebook choices to two, we could have chosen literally hundreds of bad ebook covers.)

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AND Be sure to check out our BEST Book Covers of 2012!

Count down with us to the #1 worst Christian book cover of the year…

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A Dating Book for New Monastics
and other Community-Minded Christians

A review of
Are You Waiting for ‘The One’?:
Cultivating Realistic, Positive
Expectations for Christian Marriage.

by Margaret and Dwight Peterson.

Review by Jasmine Wilson.

Are You Waiting for ‘The One’?:
Cultivating Realistic, Positive
Expectations for Christian Marriage.

Margaret and Dwight Peterson.
Paperback: IVP Books, 2011.

Buy now: [ ChristianBook.com ]

I’ve been in a dating relationship for nearly three years, and I’ve often bemoaned the lack of good Christian dating resources. The one that was most popular all through high school was I Kissed Dating Goodbye, by Joshua Harris. I admit, I never wound up reading that one, but I did pick up the sequel, Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship a few months ago, and I couldn’t get past the introduction, as it was saturated in a Hollywood culture that plays the same story-line over and over: girl and boy meet, fall in love, and live happily ever after. And most importantly, the person you meet and marry has to be “the one.”

Margaret and Dwight Peterson tap into this question, asking Are You Waiting for ‘The One’?: Cultivating Realistic, Positive Expectations for Christian Marriage. Nothing against Joshua Harris and his notion that there is a sense of romanticism in dating (err, I mean, courting), but the Petersons paint a much more helpful picture of what dating and marriage should look like for Christians. They begin by talking about the “myth of the one true love” and can give firsthand knowledge of that, since both of them had been married before marrying each other (one was divorced, and one was happily married and became a widow). This book is based on a class they teach to seniors at Duke, and when students hear that Margaret had been married before, they ask all sorts of questions like, “Dwight, how do you feel knowing she loved someone else the same way she loves you?” or “Margaret, how do you know which husband was ‘the one’ for you?” Young Christians are often plagued with the romantic myths of the broader culture: “Don’t ‘settle for less,’ marry someone who will treat you like a prince or princess;” “Singleness is not an option for Christians,” and “One should marry their best friend, not getting emotionally intimate with anyone else except your potential spouse.”

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