Made to Crave for Young Women: Satisfying Your Deepest Desires with God
Convicting Truths About Our Cravings
I just finished reading the book and I really loved it. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. I find that this book is not only applicable to young teens, but older age groups as well. Most of the examples used are situations faced by young women, but I think the idea of what the authors are trying to depict are generally easy for readers to apply in their own situation.
**Summary of What the book is about:
The book highlights the importance of directing our cravings towards God and not physical, emotional, and material cravings that the world we live in offers.
**What's in each chapter?
There are challenges at the end of each chapter - good way to apply things learned. At the end of each chapter, there are also short "take-away" notes that summarizes the whole thought of that chapter.
**Length of Read:
There are 3 sections of the book and each chapter is about 9-10 pages of read
The only critique I have is that I think the book could have been edited more, in which the chapters were made shorter. I find that for most of the ideas presented by the authors, many concepts repetitive - there are more than one example for each point made. Nevertheless, the topics that were presented were interesting to read thus compensates for this.
February 26, 2014
I purchased 2 of this book to discuss with my almost 16 year old daughter. We both really enjoyed it! She could relate to a lot in the book and I recalled those teen years all over again. I'm so thankful that this book could help us both (different ways) grow closer to God! This book is very applicable with the how's and whys answered very directly. There are applications at the end of each chapter that teach young ladies to seek God continuously. I'm glad my daughter and I could discuss this book and the issues laid out which she has encountered. This guide really has opened her young eyes to fill all voids with God. Excellent direction on how to fill voids, what kind of voids young ladies have, and how the devil tempts. I encourage if you desire your teen daughter to be armoured in this world this is an excellent resource! such a blessings for us both:)
October 11, 2013
This book is one that I will read over and over. It makes so many things make sense.
July 15, 2013
Chocolate. Caffeine. Boys. Friends. Shoes. Stuff. Diets. We all have cravings, and we all attempt to fill those cravings with different things or people. But the satisfaction is only temporary, or perhaps non-existent. Why is it that we can never find satisfaction?
In this book, Lysa and Shaunti speak to young women on cravings and desires. They discuss emotional, physical, and material cravings, and the wrong things we tend to look to in order to fulfill them. This ranges from food to shoes to shopping sprees and all the in-between. They discuss the error in our turning to these things for satisfaction, joy, and contentment, and also encourage you to take active steps towards abstaining from these tendencies and longings, instead turning toward God and his love for fulfillment.
There were several aspects of this book I liked. Lysa and Shaunti do a great job at connecting with areas that affect each and every one of us, relating well to young women. They are also honest and open about the difficulties of turning away from cravings and idols in our lives, not attempting to give you a false view of this journey. They use personal accounts, real-life stories, and great illustrations to relate to the reader as well as to keep your attention.
Overall I would say that this is a wonderful book for teens and young women. It is filled with truths that can and do greatly benefit the reader. I would recommend this to any and all young women!!
Note: I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, but my opinions are my own.
January 29, 2013