Book Review: Spoken For

Thursday, June 12, 2014

A few months ago, I was getting ready for my last leg of finals fast approaching and was really in need of a break. During those breaks I read, and could do so for days and nights and on again. So sometime in April on one of those breaks, I decided to read a recent release at the time (well, this was one of those that I picked up the day it released!) and read the night away. From what I remember this was the same week as Disney week with Dancing With the Stars (which I only watched because of Candace Cameron Bure! Love her!) and I read this during the commercial breaks! It was a good time with hot tea, dances to Disney classics, and a good dose of Jesus books. I loved it.

Robin Jones Gunn & Alyssa Joy Bethke are two incredibly gifted writers and sweet souls whose God-centered love and friendship in fellowship is so evident in the pages of Spoken For. I soaked up every single word - oh, so refreshing!

Photo: So I took a break from studying and prepping for finals to read, as I do often. Spoken For was released today and I snagged it up as soon as I could. I just finished this book and absolutely loved it. Robin Jones Gunn & Alyssa Joy are two gifted writers whose God-centered love and friendship in fellowship is so evident in these pages. I soaked up every word! We are chosen and spoken for in God's image.. This book will lead you to discover that identity in him and learn to live in that truth each day. I encourage all you readers to grab a cup of coffee and turn these pages - It was a perfect way to spend my night. My own review coming soon on a blog, when I find the time that is!
So now for my thoughts...

We are chosen and SPOKEN FOR in God's image... The premise of the book... and in these strings of words you will be lead to discover that identity in him and learn to live in that truth each day. In these sweet pages you will learn to embrace who you are and whose you are... What it means to belong to Christ, who you are because of His love, and how that affects the way you live.

In these pages we read of Alyssa & Jeff's love story, how she and Robin met, and different life experiences that lead to the place these ladies are today in their walk with Christ. I don't know if anyone else has connected the dots... but Robin Jones Gunn is an incredible author of over 85 books, which are all spectacular! And you bet I am on my way to reading all of them! Her best-selling books include the Christy Miller series and the Sisterchicks series, either of which I haven't read yet. I have read Gardenias for Breakfast, Victim of Grace, and the Hideaway series, which were all so wonderful. I just really enjoy her way with words and how she sets up a story with so much depth and emotion.

Besides the point, this book was an incredible reminder of my identity in Christ, and how he longs for an incredible relationship with his children, his creation. I like how the back summary states that...

A great romance was set in motion before you were born. A relentless Lover is pursuing you, and He has made His intentions clear. He wants you to be His forever. How will you respond to the One who longs for you to be His with your whole heart?

It's not just a perspective, it's a way of life, of thanksgiving, of being ever-present in the situation knowing that God is in control and knows our desires and hearts. He wants to be included and reached for in our everyday lives, and the kind of relationship a Christian has with our God is an incredible, close, relationship, where each know where he belongs. We were made in His image and we belong to Him - the maker of the skies! How incredible is that?! We are spoken for by the creator of the heavens, made in His image all for His glory! If you read these pages you will truly discover your identity in Christ and learn to live by these words.

You Are...
Have Been Called
Of Great Value
A Peculiar Treasure
Set Free
Spoken For


  1. I have this book in the mail! Can't wait to read it.

  2. I've been dying to find some time to read this book! I read Jefferson Bethke's book, and loved it, so I'm excited to read his wife's book!


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