What is the one thing for which every little girl longs? A prince in shining armor.
What do the majority of chick flicks have in common? That’s right: romance.
See the trend? In Spoken For, Robin Jones Gunn and Alyssa Joy Bethke track this trend and point to its ultimate fulfillment. Their message is simple: Each and every woman was created for a love relationship with their Creator. In their engaging, personal style, they explain how we feel the need to belong, to be wanted, to be loved, to be known. Only God fulfills this longing. He is the ultimate Lover.
He is also the one who deserves undivided devotion. Just as no lover would want to share his beloved with another, so too God is jealous for our undivided devotion. Despite His love, Praise His grace, He has not abandoned us to our wayward loves. Rather, He is the One who laid down His life in order to reconcile with His beloved.
Along with the beautiful message of their words, Gunn’s and Bethke’s frequent stories keep the reader engaged and provide powerful illustrations of the truth that they proclaim. The discussion questions included at the end of each chapter will help girls (or women) connect with others as they walk with their Heavenly Lover.
Overall, this is a wonderful book. It may move you to tears. It may make you want to bask in a love story. It may bring some painful issues to light. It will, if you allow its message to sink into your heart, draw you close to the Heavenly Bridegroom who loves you more intensely than any earthly groom ever could.
While this book may be light and easy reading, I recommend this book for mother-daughter bonding time or one-on-one or group mentoring. In these settings, you can add to the material to personalize it and to meet individual needs.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for my unbiased review.