When With This Ring first came out in 1999, it was a lovely full-color coffee-table-gift-book. Unfortunately, the photos became quickly dated and the font was hard to read, so it was a thrill when WaterBrook Press offered to redesign it. While this new edition is still beautiful, it focuses more on the text than art and explores what we mean when we say “I do.”
Phrase by phrase, we discover the history behind the wedding ceremony and quotes, poetry and essays flesh out the words that literally millions of couples have echoed through the centuries. For better for worse. For richer for poorer. It was a joy to go back and look at what God helped me write so long ago. Tears came to my eyes as I read stories of real-life love and pithy quotes which aim to cut through the love-deadening monotony of life and help us come back to the raw, yet beautiful promises of “til death do us part.”
Sprinkled throughout this new package are interactive pages where couples can respond to questions like: “What qualities first drew you to your mate?” With space in the back for a wedding photo and a place to record their vows, this new edition will make a beautiful keepsake for years to come. I hope you’ll consider giving this little book to couples about to be married as well as those celebrating anniversaries. But you may want to pick up a copy for yourself as well. For we all need reminding of the incredible gift of marriage and the promises we made before God and man.
And…to celebrate I’m having a wedding themed gift basket give-away!
The basket will be loaded with both editions of With This Ring, a wedding planner, and more!
All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog, between now and September 1st, saying ENTER ME! Fun!