Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books. All opinions are my own.
Book Author(s): Robin Jones Gunn &Alyssa Joy Bethke
Book Genre: Christian Living, Relationships, Single Living
Number of Pages: 182
Publisher: Multnomah Books
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
Spoken For:Embracing Who You Are and Whose You Are is a book that talks about how much you are loved and pursued by God. The Bible is a love letter to us. There are eleven chapters and each discuss different ways God love us. Below are the titles of the chapters:
- An Epic Love Story — Yours
- You are Wanted
- You are Pursued
- You are Loved
- You Have Been Called
- You Are of Great Value
- You Are a Peculiar Treasure
- You Are Set Free
- You Are Covered
- You Are Promised
- You Are Spoken For
There are group discussions and personal reflection questions at the end of each chapter.
The book is full of Scripture and personal stories from the Author.
I LOVE THIS BOOK. I have already purchased this book and gave it as a gift to the missionary on our missions trip. I have been working closely with women of all ages for a long time and I have been a woman for all of my life. One of the most talked about things with women is the feeling of not feeling loved. This book did a great job about showing how the Bible is a love letter to us. My favorite quote is from the first chapter. The author is being interviewed by a radio personality. The radio interviewer asks her “So how can you call yourself a Christian and write romance novel?” Below was her response among other things:
“Yes. The relationship starts off well. Actually,very well. And then in the first few chapters everything falls apart. You think they are never going to get back together, but you hope they will, so you keep reading. About three-fourths of the way through the book, he does everything he can to prove his love to her. But still she won’t come back to him. Then in the last chapter, he rides in on a white horse and takes her to be with him forever.”
Then she tells him that the book is the Bible.
This book is labeled for Single Living but I believe that there is a lot in the book that can be applied to all women. The two authors are very open and honest about there lives and relationships. I would highly recommend this book and I plan to have a Bible study using it in the future.
You can read the first chapter HERE.
Below is a video from one of the authors:
Visit Robin’s website HERE.
Visit Alyssa’s website HERE.