Sunday, March 16, 2014

Spoken For - Advanced Reader Copy Review

Robin Jones Gunn is my favorite author. You may be familiar with The Christy Miller Series or The Sister Chicks Series? She has written a number of books and I just love all of them. She recently has been working on a new book with a popular blogger and newlywed, Alyssa Bethke. The two of them have written a pretty great book! I can't wait for you to get your own copy and dive into the pages yourself!

The book is told from both Robin and Alyssa's point of view. The reader goes back and forth between both women, but don't worry, it's pretty easy to understand and pick up who is saying what.

The main purpose of this book is to tell women that they are deeply loved by God. It's easy in our society to be rejected, to find our self worth in all the wrong things, to get wrapped up in the things that really don't matter without us ever realizing we are evening doing it. We can easily become consumed by jobs and achievements hoping they will define us or somehow fill the empty hole, but truly only one wants to fill the gap. 

God is pursuing us. He loves us. We are not up for grabs. We are not disposable. We are loved. We are his. We are made in his image. We are precious to him. We are spoken for.

I really just love the premise of this book. It's soul lifting, spirit rejuvenating and each chapter you walk away feeling like you were created uniquely. You won't walk away feeling empty or dissatisfied, but instead feeling like your soul had been fed.

The book also includes group discussion and personal reflection questions after each chapter. I love that. This would be great to use as a book club book. The chapters aren't heavy and you could easily read them as part of your daily devotional each morning.

I received this ARC copy from Multnomah  Books in an exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated for a positive review.

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