Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Dating Like Airplanes by Caleb Breakey | RE:View

You've always heard it's good to fall in love. In his book Dating like Airplanes, Caleb Breakey challenges this thought and instead asks couples (and those who may someday be in a relationship) to consider flying instead.

Initially, I was intrigued by the books tagline: "Why just fall in love when you can fly?" I think I thought it sounded like a good idea, but I was curious to see just how Breakey would handle the explanation of that. What does it mean to fly into (and through) love?

Breakey breaks up his book into three sections: Falling in Love, What Your Other Needs Most, and Flying. As I dug into the book I found it to be heavily focused on keeping Christ at the center of the relationship - no matter what stage the relationship was in. I really appreciated this focus because too often I've seen authors try and fix problems without getting to the heart of the matter. The key ingredient in any solid relationship is having Christ as the foundation upon which everything is built.

Breakey takes his readers through many different scenarios, always keeping things practical and applicable. He also is open and honest about the troubles you could face in any relationship. At the end of some of the chapters in Part 2 he also has included sections called, "Ask Those Who Fly". These were a highlight because you were able to hear from many different couples on the topics discussed in the chapters and how they succeeded (or sometimes failed) in the things the chapter discussed.

Overall, I found the book to be helpful and entertaining. I would recommend it to anyone who is currently in a relationship or who plans to be in one some day. This would be a great book to go over in a small group of high school or college students because of how well Breakey handles to topic of love in todays culture.

You may not want to fall in love, but you'll definitely fall for this book ;)

Purchase Dating Like Airplanes {here}
P.S. As of this post the Kindle edition is only $4.61 - a great deal!

Book description: 
*Description taken from Breakey's website
It's no secret: falling in love can be hard. Falling in love can leave you hurt, confused, and emotionally paralyzed. But what if you could fly instead of fall?

Join author Caleb Breakey as he charts a new way of dating that's intentional, determined, and ascends to the kind of romance you so desire but seriously doubt possible. It doesn't matter whether you've broken every relationship bone in your body or if you're emotionally whole. In Dating Like Airplanes, all that matters is your willingness to take flight and encounter the greatest romance of all.
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I received a free copy of this book for review purposes, but was under no obligation to read the book or post a review. I do so under my own motivation and the opinions I have expressed in this review are honest and entirely my own.