Dannah Gresh's Bible study "Get Lost" had been recommended to me by my cousin, so when I got the chance to review the book, I jumped right on it. Sadly, though with my busy schedule, I haven't been able to finish the study yet. Although the title seems questionable, the main purpose of the study is to get lost in God and not worry so much about finding a husband. As a young, single college student, I felt that this book was perfect for the situations I encounter everyday. My friends and I sit around at school and talk about guys frequently, sometimes in seriousness, but usually just joking around about getting married someday. I feel that our society is so focused on male-female relationships, that young girls aren't encouraged to be content in their singleness until God brings the right man along. This book has really helped me to accept that my future is in God's hands; If it's in His will for me to get married, He will provide the right man for me, but if it's His will for me to stay single, I can be content with that. I learned a lot about using my current station for God's glory, which has been very helpful since I just started college. I would recommend this book to every young, single girl because I think that every Christian girl struggles with letting God lead them in their path to marriage. It's very helpful for learning to be content with where you're at in life. The only issue I had with this book is that the second half requires a solid 10 day commitment, which is difficult to do when I have homework every night and two other bible study groups that I am in. Other than that, I would give "Get Lost" 4 stars out of 5.
This book is a must read for every single Christian girl out there! I was struggling for a while being single and doubting if I'd ever get married. Dannah talks about excepting where you're at in your journey with Christ. It's not by accident you're single, God has you there for a reason. She taps into a girls heart and explains why we have this deep longing for a guys affection. It's challenging and life changing! A must read!
I've discovered the more I love a book, the harder it is for me to write a review...but I've gotta try!! I also have to add, don't let the title fool you, it's not what you think!
First, let me begin by saying, I feel that though this book was written for young teenage girls, it would be a good read for any age and even relationship status.
The book focus's on God, and developing a relationship with Him...so often we go after boys to fill the desire to be loved, while we ignore God, who has ever lasting love for us. Even if you're dating (or even married) the book teaches you to strive to have a close relationship with God because that's where true fulfillment comes from. Maybe you married young, trying to fill the need to feel loved, without a relationship with God, no man will fill the emptiness in your heart.
Because this book is written for teens, it's super easy and not intimidating if you're hesitant and not sure how to deepen your relationship with God...
Though I say the book is written for teens-it's not written childishly. What I mean by it is, it's simple;
Dannah is a wonderful author you can relate to. She gets right to the heart of the issue and emphasizing that what you really need is a strong relationship with God because no man is ever going to give you everything you need.
Included in this book Dannah walks you through a 10 day "love feast" and finally the fulfillment. She talks about guys and God and how we get them confused....we start trying to get guys attention, to get guys approval, all the while ignoring God.
As I read this book, I dedicated every morning (before I even turn the computer on) to God. I spend at least 20 minutes, reading the bible, praying, talking to God and reading other Christian living books...as I read this book, I stopped caring about catching a guys eye (or even finding a guy)...My optimism, confidence and love for and desire to please God went up; this book helps change the way you look at things. And I would definitely recommend it!
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this book review.