Rick & Bubba’s Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage is a light-hearted look at the lives of two married men who also work together doing a radio show. The men, Rick and Bubba, take turns talking about their marriages, and give tongue-in-cheek advice to others on how to get along with their spouse. While their advice isn’t helpful, there are times when they actually share insight into the ways men and women think differently.
Based on the title and the fact that it is published by Thomas Nelson, I expected this to be a resource guide for Christian couples wanting to improve their marriages. It isn’t. However, it still gave me some things to think about, and it was easy to read. The chapters are short and cover random topics, like getting lost, getting on each other’s nerves, annoying habits, and other things that most married people can relate to.
This isn’t a book I could finish in one sitting as guy humor gets old quickly, but I read a few chapters each day. My favorite chapter is the one on blind spots. This covers the need for forgiving each other, and briefly refers to the Bible story about the unmerciful servant who was forgiven by the King but refused to forgive someone else who owed him money. It’s one of the few times they mention Biblical teachings, and I would have liked more of that type of support for the things Rick and Bubba talk about.
I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to those who are looking for wholesome entertainment. There is a bonus cd included called the Best of Rick & Bubba, but I didn’t listen to it yet.
This book is available to buy at Thomas Nelson Publisher’s site http://www.thomasnelson.com/consumer/product_detail.asp?sku=1401603998 or Amazon.com.
Disclaimer: Thomas Nelson provided this book for review. The opinion expressed is my own.