received Uncompromising- A Heart Claimed by a Radical Love
in the mail a few days ago and was anxious to what read what young author Hannah Farver could tell me about compromise. I was pleasantly surprised to find before I cracked the front cover she is in good company by the acknowledgements and endorsements written on the back cover and the inside page.
As a side note, did you know one way to judge a book by its cover is to read who endorses it?
I was thrilled to read only two pages into the book "we were created for God".
We were originally designed to funnel our passion into giving God glory. We were made for more than a list of causes. We were made for One.
Written by Hannah Farver, a young college student, she write to teens or mothers of teens about the "causes" so many young women become passionate about today. The "causes" of physical beauty, feminism, eating disorders, modesty and purity, dating and courting are some the issues she addresses in this book. Hannah goes onto explain in each chapter how we compromise so many areas of life, placing how we look, what we eat or don't eat, what we wear and who we date at the center of our lives rather than making Jesus Christ our One Cause. She is not afraid to be transparent throughout the book regarding her own life, making it clear to the reader she has not arrived.
I'm not trying to preach or rant at you; I'm just a young person trying to figure out what God wants for me. I don't have special insight.
This statement and others like it will resonate with any reader wanting to follow Jesus with all their heart.
Hannah fills each chapter with the truth of God's Word continually pointing to Jesus Christ and how a personal relationship with him is the "most important Cause." Her section on Regarding Dudes
encourages young women to be totally devoted to Jesus, the lover of their souls, rather than trying to find love and emotional stability in a "dude". Good advice for the young woman and those who have been married twenty-five years. She goes onto to tell the reader how to practically have that devotion and passion for the Lord and the importance theology plays in our faith.
Christian theology should start and end with studying the Bible.
When we refuge to care about theology, we're refusing to care about the nature of God.
I was pleasantly surprised and excited to read of her enthusiasm for theology expressed in a way a young reader would understand.
This book is unique in that it is written by a young adult woman who confesses she doesn't have all the answers to the problems facing young women today but is on the journey focusing her attention and passion on the One who does have the answers. She has surrounded herself with men and women of God who have mentored and taught her to seek God and His Word first and foremost.
Change happens when we choose to put Christ on the throne of our lives, tossing out all that stands in the way of His being total Master of our hearts.
I enthusiastically recommend this book to any woman who wants to find encouragement to follow Christ rather than the post-modern culture that floods our hearts, minds and souls.
You can buy the book here.
I received this book free from Moody Publishers as a part of their Blogger Reveiw Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.