Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Review of "Spoken For" by Robin Jones Gunn & Alyssa Joy Bethke

I was very excited to read this book, as Robin Jones Gunn is one of my favorite authors. I'd also just read Alyssa's husband's book and heard all about her from his perspective. Even though my favorites of Robin's are fiction, and this book is definitely not, I was in no way disappointed!  Quite the opposite, in fact, as this is one of the best non-fiction books I've read!

"Spoken For: embracing who you are and whose you are" talks in great depth of learning to see yourself the way God sees you. How His love for us is a great romance, and how He not only loves us but pursues us. With chapters titled "You are Wanted," "You are a Peculiar Treasure," and "You are Promised," Robin and Alyssa share from their own life stories all of the ways God has pursued them, and in the process become very real to them. They are transparent and real. The chapters include discussion questions. This is a wonderful "personal study" book and would also be a great small group or book club choice.

This is a book I will be recommending for a LONG time!