I usually don't order books online because I like to read a few pages of a book before deciding whether or not I want to buy it. I bought this book and don't regret buying it. I will be buying 3-4 more copies for friends as gifts and may hold a get together to discuss the topic with friends. It's comforting to know that I am not the only one going through this season of singleness! God speaks to me through this book too- I am comforted and ministered to!
I first received this book from my friend who is more like my older sister. It was highly recommended by her and she said i must read this as I am thinking about my future and being married and having kids. I read the first chapter and was totally amazed. This book is great and helps single christian women realize that instead of pouting and looking for Mr. right, be on a journey where God is your #1, where fulfillment is first find in Him. I loved this book so much I went out and bought my own copy and have begun my own journey of being God's best first and entering a whole new relationship with Jesus.
I do not read many books for singles, but this book has definitely reached my top 10 favorites! It is not only applicable for single women, but for divorced, married, and widowed. It points us to focus in the Right place to find contentment, fulfillment, and joy. I appreciated their use of Scripture to encourage us in our walk.
As a single who grew up a christian and pushing 30 this was one of the few "relationship books" i hadn't read yet. I was expecting it to be one of those typical ones that followed the life of some couple, and while it does have many stories it covers many areas. Areas that aren't touched on in most of these types of books. Instead of teaching you how to "date" or "court" or "not date" etc. It teaches you to just follow after God. Seek after Him. It gives you confidence and strength to keep your focus on God and not worry about relationships. It focuses on character building. Becoming a lady of diligence, security, contentment and many other things that are all backed up scripturally. I also love the questions at the end because in case you didn't get it the first time when you read it you can answer questions. Then if you didn't grasp the concept the 2nd time you have a 3rd and 4th time with the journal and study guide questions. If anything it has helped me to focus on my ministry and why God has me here on earth. It reminds me that I don't need a relationship to fullfill that purpose. I think married people could even get something out of it if they're trying to find purpose. If you like writing and thinking and journaling this expanded version is perfect. It's taken me about 6 months to savor the book and spend time, but I've loved every minute and feel closer to God because I've been able to refocus some areas of my life back to God.