The Sacred Search
Parts are terrific, but had some reservations.
I LOVED "Sacred Marriage" by the same author. I went into reading this book with high expectations. I liked a lot of his cautions, his emphasis on the person you marry being the father of your children, the porn trap, reasons for getting married, and more.
I did feel that he talked out of both sides of his mouth, saying there isn't one soul mate (I agree), but there were MANY areas in which he felt it was important to be compatible making it seem nearly impossible to find someone who would meet all the criteria he puts forth.
October 11, 2013
God's Way To Find The Perfect Spouse
Gary Thomas in his new book, "The Sacred Search" published by David C. Cook asks us What If It's Not about Who You Marry, But Why?
From the Back Cover: What if being in love isn't a good enough reason to get married?
What if dating isn't about finding "The One" but about serving the One who loves you most?
Don't get married until you read this book.
What if you stopped looking for a "soul mate" and started looking for a "sole mate"--someone who will live out with you the great purpose of God? What if dating isn't about finding "the one" but making a wise choice so you can better serve the One who loves you most? What if God didn't design relationships to make you happy but to make you holy? In The Sacred Search, Gary Thomas will transform the way you look at romantic relationships. Whether you are single, dating, or engaged, Gary's unique perspective on dating will prepare you for a satisfying, spiritually enriching marriage even before you walk down the aisle. As Gary reminds us, a good marriage is not something you find--it's something you make.
On the issue of marriage there are some issues that can be compromised on, this one shouldn't be. "The Sacred Search" is all about finding the person that you will not only spend the rest of your life with but will be the co-parent of your children and grandparent to your children's children. There is much that the Bible has to say on this matter and Gary Thomas addresses many of these issues. In marriage the person you marry will be your best friend, your confidant, your beloved so choosing that special someone better be done wisely and according to the way God has said. Gary Thomas in "The Sacred Search" has given us a book that will help anyone looking to get married laser focus their vision. I recommend this book highly!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from David C. Cook for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
May 27, 2013
Highly recommend this book to those that are single and wanting to pursue a relationship. Ladies, we soon forget how much we are valued by our Father. We look for acceptance through guys that look our way, are interested, pursing us, etc., and that's when we let our guard down and give them our most precious gift (ourselves, our purity). It is hard! My prayer has been "God help me in my weakness. I'm SOOO WEAK ALL the time!!! Only you Lord! Be my strength." God has answered my desperate prayers. He can help you, too. Be encouraged and READ this book! YOU ARE VALUABLE!!!
April 23, 2013
This book has given me new convictions
A great read and guide to understanding why I should desire a spouse, before figuring out who to desire. Really helped me develop convictions that this is an important decision and I should base that decision on seeking first God's Kingdom and righteousness.
March 21, 2013