What is a young, unmarried woman supposed to do? Does she live like so very many in this world, focused on guys, college and/or career, and making herself happy? Or does she make her Cause something greater?
Author Hannah Farver challenges women (really of all ages) to view their purpose in life through different "glasses" in "Uncompromising: A Heart Called by a Radical Love".
Miss Farver covers a common theme regarding purity, but also dives head-first into topics like feminism, modesty, and the possibility of turning the want for a relationship (or the relationship itself) into an idol. She calls women to seek the Kingdom of God first, asking questions of what would God want us to do vs. (for example) should I date or should I court?
I have read many books written for young women as I prayerfully try to mentor my daughter through her teen years and beyond. This book has some different insights I found worthwhile and would recommend this book for older teens and beyond.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a free copy of this book by Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.
Uncompromising is a book written by young college student, Hannah Farver, for teens and young women for today.
There are 'causes' that are competing every day for each young woman's heart. Hannah provides a list of 'causes' that need to take a back seat or at least an attitude adjustment to the real Cause. They sneak up very subtly, drawing young women unaware.
She's not saying all these causes are wrong. But they need to be put into the right priority and perspective. The True Cause must take precedence. A few of the causes that can sidetrack a young lady are:
The world's beauty
You need more than a guy
She goes into detail on some of the real purposes that young women need to look into:
Marriage in God's Will
And most importantly, Seeking First the Kingdom of God, THE CAUSE
This is one power-packed book of what womanhood truly means. Coming from a young college student, you know God has given her truths and wisdom beyond her years. She pulls no punches, but she does couch it with a lot of humor and wit. No questioning her loyalty to her Lord.
Every young woman and teen needs to read Hannah's book to get a better handle on God's love for them and to submit to His ways for their own joy and the joy of serving others. In fact, it would be a great book for a mother/daughter discussion time. A time to bond and learn how to be a Godly women after His own heart.
I received this book free from Moody Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
To be honest, I was not expecting a whole lot from this book. I expected to read a stero-typical "self help" book for Christian teens. My expectations where not very high at all. Was I ever wrong. I started reading UNcompromising by Hannah Farver and I could not put it down. This book hit home for me.
To be honest, I have been going through a horrible time lately. I have been struggling with a number of things and I have not been trusting God and letting him take the reigns in my life. When I started reading Hannah's book, I found that she talked about every single one of the issues that I am facing. I couldn't believe it! As I read through Hannah's book, it gave me hope. It showed me that I COULD fix the mess that I have made of my life and that there is hope.
Hannah's book is such a blessing to me. This book is now all marked up with tears, my thoughts, and pages/sentences are highlighted with my pencil. :)
Every teenage girl regardless of her age should read this book. This book has been a tremendous blessing to me and I LOVE it! It is the best book that I have read this year.
You can find this book online at hannahfarver.com
I was sent a complementary copy of this book for review.