Under the Sheets by Dr. Kevin Leman

Leah Courtney
And here I am again with another poor review of a free Kindle read.  I've read three of Dr. Kevin Leman's books.  The Birth Order Book was particularly interesting and informative when I read it before having children of my own.  There have been things I agreed with and some things I didn't as I read  Dr. Leman's books; but,  mostly I found the reading to be entertaining as well as informative.

Under The Sheets deals with the sexual relationship between husbands and wives.  I think this is a very important topic and addressed far too infrequently in Christian circles and often very wrongly in our culture.  So, when this one showed up as a freebie, I grabbed it.

It is, perhaps, a little difficult for me to review non-fiction because what I feel about the subject matter is often so closely tied to how I felt about the book.  I suppose to be fair, I can say the book was well written.  Each chapter deals with a certain topic.  There are some introductory words and then questions and answers that Dr. Leman has encountered in his role as psychologist over the years.  As a long-married man and father of five children, Dr. Leman always relates some personal, and often humorous, tales woven into his practical advice.  So, the book was, from a readability stand point, a success.

Unlike previous books; however, I found myself disagreeing with quite a few points.  To hash out every one would be to veer away from the function of this blog- which is to review books, not to have a frank and open discussion about sex.  But, I was enough in disagreement that I skimmed through the last chapters and didn't finish reading.  It was quite disappointing.  I believe this topic is so important to Christian marriages; and I hoped so much to be able to say, "Ah ha, I've found a great book on the topic."  But, unfortunately, this is not that book.

I give this one a 3 out of 5 stars.  If I were grading on agreement with content alone, it would probably be lower, but I will give some credit for readability.  This one would have an R rated for some frank discussion of the content.

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

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