Fireproof: Never Leave Your Partner

Fireproof: Never Leave Your Partner

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by Eric Wilson, Greg Whalen
     
 

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Inside burning buildings, Captain Caleb Holt lives by the firefighter's adage: Never leave your partner.  Yet at home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules.  Growing up, his wife Catherine always dreamed of marrying a loving, brave firefighter... just like her father.  Now, after seven years of marriage, she wonders

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Inside burning buildings, Captain Caleb Holt lives by the firefighter's adage: Never leave your partner.  Yet at home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules.  Growing up, his wife Catherine always dreamed of marrying a loving, brave firefighter... just like her father.  Now, after seven years of marriage, she wonders when she stopped being "good enough."  Countless arguments and anger have them wanting to move on to something with more sparks.  As they prepare for divorce, Caleb's father challenges him to commit to a 40-day experiment: "The Love Dare." Wondering if it's even worth the effort, Caleb agrees, for his father's sake more than for his marriage.  Surprised by what he discovers about the meaning of love, Caleb realizes that his wife and marriage are worth fighting for.  His job is to rescue others.  Now Captain Holt is ready to face his toughest job ever... rescuing his wife's heart. 
 
Based on the screenplay by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, this audio version of the Fireproof novel includes subplots, characters, and back story not included in the movie.

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"Narrator Greg Whalen's masterful performance sounds like multiple narrators as he depicts a group of firemen and a troubled marriage. From the sounds of pulse-pounding sirens to the suspense of a car caught in the path of an oncoming train, the story’s tension is unrelenting. Dedicated and courageous fireman Caleb Holt is soon to be divorced because of his extramarital affair. Whalen’s portrayal of Caleb's wife's feelings of rejection is especially believable—listeners should have Kleenex handy. He portrays Caleb's confusion and remorse with subtle vocal tones. When Caleb’s father suggests that he try a forty-day experiment called "The Love Dare," he’s reluctant—until he learns the program saved his parents’ marriage. Powerful characterizations and authentic sound effects make this an engaging audio experience." 
G.D.W. © AudioFile Portland, Maine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598595444
Publisher:
Oasis Audio
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Eric Wilson is the author of eight suspense novels that explore earth's tension between heaven and hell.  He lives in Nashville with his wife and two daughters.

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Fireproof 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 106 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Love that this story was based around a man trying to save his marriage. In so many books the woman is running around trying win her man. This book made me remember that the little things count more then the big. I would recommend this story to anyone.
winmagger More than 1 year ago
My wife and I have been together for 9 1/2 years and married for 6 years 7 months. We started having minor problems that equaled an unfixable relationshiplong due to my ability to change on a simple request. November 1st it became blatently obvious that she wanted out. Recieved the book for Christmas from my Mom, we read it simultaneously in two days. The only reason it took that long was due to work schedules and I didn't want her to read past me. We both agreed it was an excellent book, only wish they had Children and all 40 days worth of the exercises Caleb used to complete his task. We still may be headed for divorce, but the book is a great read for anybody in or out of a relationship, as it may fix problems that seem small before they have a chance to destroy a marriage.
daydream_09 More than 1 year ago
Words can't describe how great this book is , i saw the movie before i read this book and i totally saw it re-play in my head, got emotional during the movie and book Im not married but i am in a relationship & this book has taught me sooo much im greatful for this book & the movie
Sunny Royal More than 1 year ago
Cover to cover, it was a connection builder through relationships, work, and LOVE.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book and movie in the whole wide world. PERIOD DOT.
Nerakenia More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED...VERY GOOD BOOK...
kdmcalester More than 1 year ago
Fireproof is about a fireman whose marriage is about to go up in smoke if he does not protect is like he would a building or person from a fire. Fireproof was interesting concept of how to protect your relationship. The concept of fireproofing your relationship is one I don't think most of us thinking about until are relationships starts to smoke. I like how each section of the books was named after things that have to deal with fire. The basis of fireproofing your relationship was based on God so this was more of a Christian fiction book. Although the book had good plot is just lacked in the characters. They were so predictable and whiny that they get on your nervous. Stronger three dimensional characters would really make this a very interesting book. I do not have a lot of desire to read any more books by Eric Wilson especially if they are written after a movie. When a book follows the movie it can't be that great. I guess it was more of how to save your marriage especially if you do not have strong relationship with the Lord Our Savior. The biggest lesson in the book is you must have a relationship with God in order to lover your spouse totally. I would recommend the Love Dare for a person struggling with marriage issues which these novel talks about and is Forty day Journey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. Makes you think about taking the time to look at the positive things in your marriage and hang on to them and go the extra mile to keep little special things going. Reminds you of just how exciting little things are when you spouse surprises you with them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A "must read" for those that are in relationships that suffer from the stresses of different careers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good quick read. Writting very elementary though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book more than anything. Eric Wilson is an amazing author and I'm glad he decided to share this book. Its a great book about love(=
diana45 More than 1 year ago
I have read this book a few times, and I love it more every time! It really touches you on a deeper level than most books. The writing was amazing, as always. I love all of Eric Wilson's books, but I think this is one of my favorites from him. I would recommend this book to anyone!
DANIELLEAT More than 1 year ago
I THNK THIS BOOK/MOVIE IS AMAZING IT ACTIAUALLY TEACHES YOU A LESSION ABOUT MARRIAGE AND WHAT IT EXPECT IF YOUR GOING THROUGH SOMTHING SUCH AS WHAT THE COUPLE WERE GOING THROUGH AND HOW TO PERVENT THING LIKE THAT FROM HAPPENING AND I THINK THAT IF YOU ARE JUST GETTING MARRIED YOU SHOULD WATCH THIS, NO MARRIAGE IS PERFECT
nnjrivera More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! As soon as I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down. I would recommend this book to any couple that are going through difficult times. The story is so breathtaking and refreshing that it would bring hope back into your relationship with your sweetheart. That is what it did for my marriage. =) I have lend my copy to my friend, and it helped her relationship too! =D I love this book because it deals with reality, but also faith and romance. This story is one-of-a-kind! Share the story with your lover. Instead having your lover read the book also, why don't you wish the movie together? They made a movie out of it because it is that so GOOD! =D
Yvee Benzon 9 months ago
Unlike other stories, I don't find time reading the book after watching the movie. But for this one, got back into reading again despite the busy schedule. My husband and I have had problems and this book had inspired me to believe that with the guidance of Someone higher, miracles happen through different media.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I would recommend this book to people juzt starting a relatipnship its a good book i havd had terrible relationship and reading thus a few times makes me think of my relationships and take them serious for what its worth
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I TOTALLY LOVE THIS BOOK AND ALSO SEEN THE MOVIE !!!!!!!!!! TEARIFFIC , HUH?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it alot you should read this book
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A great read for anyone.I love it.
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I was thrilled by Caleb going out of his shell and believing in God for his wife, and marriage. In doing so his was blessed by God. I enjoyed this book from front to back and well as my 16 yr. old, hoping a little that she understands that marriage is not a joke and it work to keep it healthy.
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