Tuesday, November 4, 2014

spoken for review

"Spoken For: Embracing Who You Are and Whose You Are" by Robin Jones Gunn and Alyssa Joy Bethke is a non fiction work giving a different perspective about a woman's relationship with God.  the usual relationship that is mentioned in most churches is that of Him being our Father.  This book looks at things a bit differently.  The two women take turns sharing points in their lives that they have had relationship woes and successes with men and how it enhances their relationship with God.  They see it and explain it as God being a husband.  At the end of each chapter are "thinking questions" that the reader can use for discussion or reflection.  There is a lot of scripture quoted as well.
I totally embrace this view of God as our "husband" rather than a father figure.  My father had a temper that wouldn't quit, so seeing God as a father really wasn't a relationship I wanted to get to deep in to.  I can view Him much clearer as a husband.  The writing is great and the women really relate to the reader (provided she is a woman).  I can't see how a man would be able to relate to this book, but the writing will relate to women.  I highly recommend this book to women groups and women looking for a good daily read.  It is a quick read and easy to follow.  I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review from www.bloggingforbooks.com

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