Sunday, February 3, 2013

Book Review: Get Lost: Your Guide to Finding True Love

Get Lost: Your Guide to Finding True LoveGet Lost: Your Guide to Finding True Love by Dannah K. Gresh

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m  no stranger to books by Dannah Gresh.  I’m a little older than her target audience, but I’m single, so no matter how old you are, if you are a single female, they are still appropriate.  This book, Get Lost:  Your Guide to Finding True Love, is a bit different than most young adult or teen purity books.  Instead of focusing on not having sex (which it does mention abstinence often) it’s focus is losing yourself in God and finding true love with Him.

Sound cheesy?  Not really.  The author gives some great stories to inspire you.  Sure, you might not move to Uganda and adopt 14 children by the age of 22, but maybe the story about the girl who went to college and got involved reaching out to other female students may resonate with you.

I very much enjoyed the set up of this book.  There were a few chapters of introduction, then the body of the book is called “The Love Feast”.  In it, you are to take ten days (although it could be adapted easily to a teen girls’ Bible study and take ten weeks!) and focus on God -- not guys.  Then there are a few chapters of conclusion wrapping up what you have been studying.  In a day that many Christian books publish a separate study guide, I was glad to see this built right in because most teens and young adults don’t have the extra cash to purchase two books that could be combined into one, so I think this was a great decision on the part of the author and publisher.

Even though I’ve been reading books on dating, purity and living for God for longer than most of the target audience has been alive, I have to said Dannah Gresh did a fantastic job on this book.  I would highly recommend it to any Christian teen or young adult.  In fact, I’m not even sure who will receive my copy because I can think of a couple girls who would enjoy this book.  It’s rare I pass on a review copy of a book, but this one is too good to keep to myself.

Get Lost: Your Guide to Finding True Love hits bookstores on April 2nd, but you can pre-order it now. 

FTC disclosure:  I received an advance reader’s copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  The opinions are my own.

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