…embracing who you are and whose you are
Today I am reviewing Spoken For, a wonderful love story for each of us. This novel is written by Robin Jones Gunn and Alyssa Joy Bethke.
Here is a brief synopsis from Random House:
Say Yes to the Love Story of Your Life…
A 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.
Before I had even finished the first chapter, I knew this would be something that I wanted my daughter… and my granddaughter… to read.
Robin and Alyssa use the perfect examples in telling how their first loves were not the forever love they each thought it would be. In contrast, Jesus loves us with an everlasting love and is ever present and ready to receive our love.
Then they discuss how wonderful it is to be pursued (in a good way)… the closest I can relate to this is the job I have now. A co-worker asked me if I would be interested in transferring to the main office for a better position – and a promotion!
Of course, I was thrilled… and even more so when I learned that my future supervisor – and his supervisor – both thought I was the perfect choice!
However, being a bit scary, since it would require a move to another city, I continually prayed about if I should apply for this position (and if moving my family to another city 3 hours away would work out) and I asked God to show me in several specific ways, which He did, in ways I couldn’t doubt.
Robin and Alyssa go on in the next few chapters to explain that this is what God does… He patiently draws us to Him. Robin speaks of how God delights in you – not because of anything you do or don’t do – just because you are His.
God wants you. He loves you and is continually pursuing you. He has called you out of this world because you are of great value. You are His Peculiar Treasure. You are set free. You are covered, and my favorite, you are promised to Him. You are “spoken for”…
Read the book. It’s a really great book.
An even better idea is to buy the book, read it, then pass it on to a sister, a daughter, or a girl friend.
But read it thoroughly… and take in all it says about how special you are to God, and how much He loves you. You belong to Him… you are Spoken For…
Click HERE to find more about the book at Random House
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Click HERE for Robin Jones Gunn’s website
And click HERE for Alyssa Joy Bethke’s website
God bless you!