Monday, June 25, 2012

Your Heart’s Desire (Review)

Your Heart's Desire: 14 Truths That Will Forever Change the Way You Love and Are Loved  -     
        By: Sheri Rose Shepherd

Your Heart’s Desire: 14 TRUTHS that will forever change the way you love and are loved

The title of this book intrigued me. So did the back of the book, where “love coach,” Shari Rose Shepherd, promises to provide insight for the married woman hoping to deepen or restore the love in her marriage, the single woman looking for love, or the divorced woman hoping for a second chance at love. Some of the topics she covers are: fighting the temptation to give up on marriage, purity, combating shame, guilt, and regret, trusting a man’s leadership, and forgiveness.

Here are some quotes that I particularly liked that give a flavor of the book…

“I believe when a man walks down the aisle and says, “I do,” his every hope and intention is that his marriage will be for life…He was determined to be her hero and lovingly lead her safely through life.”

“How we face and finish our battles will define who we are in Christ. There are a lot of reasons to give up, but there are greater reasons to finish strong.”

“Women are the heartbeat in their relationships, so we truly do affect our sons, our fathers, and our husbands.”

Some things you may gain from reading this book are:

  • enhanced understanding of your husband
  • hope for reconciliation
  • the assurance that, whatever your marital situation, God loves you unconditionally and always will
  • ideas for helping your son grow into a godly man

I enjoyed reading this book and gained new insights into how men think I appreciated that the author was open about the family she grew up in, her dating stories, and about her marriage. I found her personal stories and insights helpful. This is a book I will keep and reread.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale House  for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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