cover image Surviving a Spiritual Mismatch in Marriage

Surviving a Spiritual Mismatch in Marriage

Lee Strobel, Leslie Strobel. Zondervan, $12.99 (272pp) ISBN 978-0-310-22014-5

Lee Strobel, whose bestselling The Case for Christ has become a standard work of evangelical apologia, was once not a Christian at all, and was openly hostile to the faith. When his wife, Leslie, became a Christian several years into their marriage, he was furious, and their union seemed doomed until ""Leslie figured out how to live out her faith in a way that began to attract rather than repel [him]."" In Surviving a Spiritual Mismatch in Marriage, the Strobels describe their experiences in order to help other Christians particularly women who are married to nonbelievers. Although their own ending (culminating in his conversion) followed the Christian storybook, they caution readers that it is better to concentrate on one's own spiritual growth and example than to have unrealistic expectations about a spouse's future conversion.