I love literally everything Jeff and Alyssa write! This book is fu ...
I love literally everything Jeff and Alyssa write! This book is funny and inspiring, insightful and humbling. It is a book for people in all walks of life, single, dating, engaged or married. I teach high school and I wish I could give a copy of this book to every girl in my classroom. These concepts and nuggets are so important. Jeff and Alyssa will have you laughing and then crying and feeling like you're all sitting in the coffee shop trading stories! I love the style of this book, I love the message of this book, I just love this book.
October 10, 2017
I don't think I have ever read a book with more vulnerability and ...
I don't think I have ever read a book with more vulnerability and openness than this book. Jeff and Alyssa discuss everything-- the good and the bad of relationships and the evolution into marriages-- with real examples regarding their own relationship following God's path. If you like a book thats real and raw, I highly recommend this one. I loved it so much that I read it twice before posting a review because I wanted to give it the justice it deserves. It is truly amazing. I felt that Jeff and Alyssa were in my living room and we were having an intimate conversation the entire time I was reading it. I received an Advanced Reader Copy from the publisher, and I'm so grateful that I did.
October 11, 2017
Where do I start? Jeff & Alyssa poured it all out in the pages of ...
Where do I start? Jeff & Alyssa poured it all out in the pages of this book. I was chosen to be on the Launch team, so received this book in PDF format (I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher) months before the release and as soon as I started reading I was not able to put it down. I read the entire book in about 6 hours over a span of just two days. I am in a very recent relationship, however pretty fast paced, as we are dating with the intent of marriage and have already had several conversations about marriage in just these short 2 & 1/2 months being together. I was able to apply and relate tremendously to Alyssa & Jeff both throughout the book. Each of their stories and upbringings/views of relationships at an early age combined with the wisdom they each carry now having been married for a few years was incredible to sit under and learn from. My boyfriend and I are fighting hard, trying our best everyday to do things the right way as far as setting boundaries and pursuing one another in a Godly way. This book brought out real issues like evaluating dating relationships, the importance of communication and having hard conversations and asking the hard questions, our culture versus what God's design is for relationships, pornography, etc. "Love That Lasts" made me think of relationships in a different light and allowed my boyfriend and I to sit down and have hard but life giving conversations that have brought us closer to the Lord, closer to each other, and allowed us to evaluate and put purpose/focus behind our relationship. This book is great for anyone in every phase of life. Whether you are single, dating, engaged, or married there is something within the pages of this book for YOU! The Bethke's are so wise and so real and so relatable.. they share such vulnerability in the pages of this book involving their struggles in singleness, in dating, in engagement, and even now as they are married and have a family. You will be so thankful you read this book!!
October 10, 2017