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The Joyous Living: Single Woman's Review of Robin Jones Gunn's SPOKEN FORRecently I stumbled upon Robin Jones Gunn and Alyssa Joy Bethke‘s Spoken For: Embracing Who You Are and Whose You Are. Since I loved Robin Jones Gunn‘s Christy Miller Series, Sierra Jensen Series, and the adult Glenbrooke Series, I figured it would be worth checking out this book from my library’s OverDrive.

The book came out in 2014 (6 years ago!) but a good book is timeless, right? So I checked it out and began to skim through the book. Yes, I skimmed.

Official Description of Robin Jones Gunn’s SPOKEN FOR

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?

Why I Skimmed Through Robin Jones Gunn’s SPOKEN FOR

To be honest — I was disappointed by all the personal stories that Alyssa kept throwing at us. She is a happily married woman sharing her excitement and joy which I understand. But as a single woman in my 30s reading about a 20 something-year-old who found love and happiness, I was turned off. Was this book geared towards teenagers? Does this book not apply to women in their 30s who are single?

What I Gained From Robin Jones Gunn’s SPOKEN FOR

I LOVED the Oswald Chambers quotes. Funny enough, Robin’s use of the quotes spoke more to me than any of what she and Alyssa shared. I will be digging out my Oswald Chambers’ books next.

Who is the Target Audience for Robin Jones Gunn’s SPOKEN FOR?

To be honest, I was not convinced even after skimming through the entire book. Perhaps teenage girls who love Robin’s Young Adult fiction? Perhaps young marrieds like Alyssa?

Definitely not women like me in their 30s and single.

Alternative Book Recommendation

If you’re looking for a non-fiction book about discovering your purpose in a romantic sense with the Lord, might I recommend Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge?

And if you are looking for an encouraging and inspiring read, do check out Oswald Chambers’ books that Robin liberally quoted from in this book.


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