Wow. I was a little unsure what to expect, but I am so glad that I ended up reading Spoken For by Robin Jones Gunn and Alyssa Joy Bethke.
This book is all about the incredible love that God has for you. For me. There are eleven chapters all talking about various ways in which God loves. Just check out the table of contents:
1. An Epic Love Story – Yours
2. You Are Wanted
3. You Are Pursued
4. You Are Loved
5. You Have Been Called
6. You Are of Great Value
7. You Are a Peculiar Treasure
8. You Are Set Free
9. You Are Covered
10. You Are Promised
11. You Are Spoken For
In the world of the evangelical church, I believe that God’s love is far too often downplayed. I have seen people cringe at some of the terms above, as they feel it becomes a “touchy feely” religion or reduces God to a man-made love story. Interestingly enough, the Bible uses terms like “bridegroom” and “bride.” It talks about God’s delight for us and how He rejoices over us as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride. That is some serious passionate love.
I needed the truth written in this book. It has helped to heal my soul. It has reminded me of who I am in Christ and that I am indeed valuable. I am precious. I am beloved.
“This is your chance to respond with blissful abandon to his goodness. Start living like a woman who fully embraces who she is and whose she is. Begin to see yourself as a confident bride. No wavering. No doubting. Remember, the Bridegroom calls you his beloved. Let yourself be loved by him now and know that the best is yet to come.” -pg 171
If you have ever doubted God’s love for you or if you just need a refresher….I recommend this book!
Read the first chapter here.
Note: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.