Reviewer: Mary Hemlow
Pearls for the Bride by Laura Thomas is a book that is important for today because marriage is under attack in our culture, but is foundational for Christian family values. The cover immediately draws you in and the bridal theme is obvious. While this book is well-researched, I struggled with quotes from popular Hollywood personalities, Doris Day, the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and others. I would have preferred the authority for Thomas' assertions to have been the bible or recognized Christian authorities on topics like conflict resolution, acceptance of our circumstances, family values etc. It was well researched and citations were given, I just didn't approve of the sources. However, it was well done and while I would have liked more biblical principles illuminated I would still recommend this to a bride-to-be.