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.