Better Together

Better Together: Life Is Best with a Friend Like YouTitle: Better Together
Photography by Warren Photographic
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 978-0-310-35412-3

“Our similarities might bring us together, but our differences are the secret ingredient that forms the life-long bond,” states the introduction in the gift book, Better Together: Life is Best with a Friend Like You.

~ What ~
At two-hundred-twenty-eight pages, this small square hardbound book targets those who cherish relationships of opposites viewed by photographs of animals and quoted famous sayings. Using mainly the New International Version of the Holy Bible, also referenced are the KJV and NLT.

After a presentation page, table of contents, and introduction, the book is divided into seven chapters about friendship, unity and togetherness, love and compassion, respect, peace and harmony, diversity, and triumph and strength. With stark white backgrounds, one side of the opened pages depicts adorable animals together while the other side has a quote taken from famous politicians, writers, clergymen, or the Bible to name a few. The ending includes notes, quotation copyright information, and the author’s biography.

~Why ~
I appreciate the cute pictures of mixing animals together such as dogs and cats or a cat with a porcupine, rabbit, owl, squirrel, duck, or turtle. Since the majority of them are young, they are charming to view. Most of the quotes are by well-known names so can be spotted instantly.

One quote I appreciated was G.K. Chesterton: “We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbor.” Six furry bunnies are lined up in a row on the opposite page.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not care for cuddly little animals may have no interest in this read. Others may find the sayings do not correlate to the photographs. Because it is limited, it may be perfect to quickly browse through in a veterinary office or animal shelter while waiting.

~ Wish ~
Although the photographs are well-illustrated against their white backgrounds, the majority are of cats and dogs so are not that unique of blending two opposites.

~ Want ~
If you have a friend that is an animal lover, this would be a thoughtful gift, but I found it to only contain only a few odd combinations of different groupings.

Thanks to Book Look Bloggers for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

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