There are many different kinds of books I like to read, so from time to time I will do a book review on certain books I find interesting at the time.
This book review will be on the New York Times Bestseller, The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love, by Devon Franklin and Meagan Good.
Now to be honest, I was never a follower of this Hollywood couple and I had no idea of their story. When I heard about this book, it was from a pastor who I held deep respect for. When he recommended the book and had the couple come and speak on the story behind their writing of the book, I was deeply fascinated. I thought, wow these two individuals made a seemingly difficult and counter-cultural decision to be celibate until marriage. What an interesting topic in today’s society.
We live in a culture and generation where this kind of idea seems foreign. So it naturally interested me and I purchased the book and began reading.
The purpose of The Wait, as told by the authors, is to make a decision to delay instant-gratification in order to receive a much greater level of satisfaction- one that comes through spiritual interaction and patience with God. The authors take you on a journey through how they met, how they fell in love by God’s guidance, and how they ultimately remained celibate until marriage. This may sound ordinary to some, but to most people in the world today, a story of how two beautiful people met and chose to stay celibate until marriage due to a commitment they had with God seems out of the ordinary.
I can definitely tell you that this book is a great starter guide and handbook for anyone who has either considered this decision or has never been introduced to the concept. Throughout the book the author’s ask challenging questions that make you think about your life and the decisions you have made ( or in some cases choose to still make). It is not a passive book. By all means it is a very engaging book geared towards making you take a step back and look at your patterns, behaviors, and relationships.
This book is not just for the Christian community. The authors offer practical real-life scenarios and tips that anyone can apply and gain something from.
The Wait is a great read, and I highly recommend it!