Monday, April 28, 2014

Review:Spoken For by:Gunn/Bethke

Spoken For: Embracing Who You Are and Whose You Are
About the Book:
Say Yes to the Love Story of Your LifeA great romance was set in motion before you were born. A relentless Lover is pursuing you, and He has made His intentions clear. He wants you to be His forever. How will you respond to the One who longs for you to be His with your whole heart?

In Spoken For, Robin Jones Gunn and Alyssa Joy Bethke speak to your heart about what it means for you to belong to Christ, who you are because of His love, and how that affects the way you live. Drawing on biblical promises and their personal experiences,   these two friends share what it’s like to live out God’s unfolding love story.

You are not up for grabs. You are spoken for.

Includes questions for group discussion and personal reflection.

About the Authors:
Robin Jones Gunn, best-selling author of the much-loved Christy Miller Series and co-author of Praying for Your Future Husband, has had more than 4.5 million copies of her books sold worldwide. Her frequent speaking engagements have taken her around the globe. Robin and her husband live in Hawaii and have a grown son and daughter.

 Twenty-six-year-old Alyssa Joy Bethke is a popular blogger and a newlywed. She serves with her husband—speaker, author, and spoken word artist Jefferson Bethke—as they travel the world sharing God’s lavish grace. Alyssa lives in the Pacific Northwest with Jeff and their yellow lab, Aslan, and enjoys reading, hiking, paddleboarding, and, of course, coffee.

My Review:
 Isn't it great and just plain freeing to know that we are unconditionally loved&cared for? We are God's children--we belong to Him, that was His intent and purpose for creating us. How anyone could walk away and not want Him to be the center of their life, is beyond my comprehension. Spoken For, addresses this and so much more. My favorite chapter in the book-Chapter 5 "You Have Been Called," discusses how He pursues us and we in turn want to be in His will. But for some reason we constantly over and over again tend to go our own way all the while knowing that we shouldn't.

 Through their different experiences, the authors show us Biblically how we are to be open to the pursuit of our God but also how we should pursue Him as well. Choosing to follow God's will for our lives is just that--a choice. It is a choice that we should always keep at the forefront of everything we do in our lives. After each chapter of loving, Christ centered commentary, there are questions to keep you deep in the thought of strengthening your relationship with God. Built on Biblical principles and sound in site, Spoken For will remind you of who you belong to and your purpose for being His.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Blogging for Books.