I’m at a weird place in my life where my friends are all getting married, or if they’ve been married for a while, they’re having kids. This is hard for me because I never really imagined I’d be almost 30 without a husband and/or children. Now, I’m not saying this is a bad thing, not at all. I am just not exactly living the life I had predicted for myself as a teenager.
This book was probably written with a younger target audience in mind, anywhere from high school to mid-20s, but as someone very close to 30, I thought much of this book spoke to me as well. Which is great, because sometimes it’s a bummer being the only friend in a medium-sized group who is single.
I appreciated that even though the focus of this book is on preparing one’s heart for a future spouse/marriage, I wasn’t made to feel like that praying for my future husband was the only way I should find value in myself. Gunn and Goyer make me feel like this is just one aspect of my life, not the only part of the most important part.
What I really liked were the end questions at the end of each chapter. It’s so easy to read a book about prayer and forget it as soon as you’re done, so having these very real and practical questions and the end helped me focus on what I was learning and how I could apply it to my own life. For that reason, I only let myself read one chapter a day because reading more at once would have defeated the purpose of going slow enough to really apply what I was reading to my own life.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who isn’t married but desires to be someday. It’s a great way to focus on finding a spouse who is more than just someone who fills a temporary need. This book would make a great study for a single’s group or for a girl’s group.
I received this book for free in return for a review from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers’ Blogging for Books. I was not asked to make a positive review, only an honest one.