Saturday, January 07, 2012

This Thing of Ours How Faith Saved My Mafia MarriageBy Cammy Franzese Published by Thomas Nelson

Book Description

The poignant story of a young woman married to a powerful mobster.

Small-town girl Cammy Franzese didn’t plan to marry one of the most powerful mob bosses in the country. She didn’t expect to raise her children alone while Michael served hard time. And she certainly didn’t anticipate what would happen when he finally made the stunning decision to turn his back on “the life” and become a devout Christian. Now Cammy shares the details of her painful and joyful journey, including:

--How, as a Christian, she met and married Michael when he was an unbeliever and a high-profile mobster

--The high life she lived in their first year of marriage when she had more money than she knew what to do with

--What it was like being under law-enforcement scrutiny, dealing with death threats, harassment from the FBI, and having to move several times to protect their family

--How she stayed faithful to Michael and raised their children on her own while he was locked up for eight years

Readers will learn why Cammy stayed in a marriage loaded with so much heartache and struggle. With painful honesty, she speaks about restoration, miracles, and the confidence we can have knowing God prepares us for the challenges and obstacles we will one day have to face.

My Thoughts:
This book was incredibly eye opening for me. She stayed during ups and downs in her marriage. A real testament to the vows she took. People often jump into marriages and neglect the vows : for better, for worse etc. She really stuck it out. Went through some horrendous times and stayed the course because she knew she CHOSE to marry him. I loved the book, because throughout she emphasizes that we makes choices and we can blame no one else for those choices, we need to face them, deal with it and move forward. Beautifully written. Wonderfully insightful. Loved it.

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