What can I say about this book?
I place it on a list I call my “Pre” list.
Pre – Awareness.
Pre – Connectedness
Pre – Not knowing who I am
Pre – Knowing who I am
I was lost and broken, and the worst part, I didn’t even know it!
Isn’t it just the way it is , to long for someone to think you are worth the fight?
Isn’t it just the way it is, to keep looking for something, not knowing what is is?
Isn’t it just the way it is to retain the hard outer shell to keep from feeling the hurt and loneliness?
Are you normal for wanting anything else?
Before the “Pre” days before the knowing, before the longing, before connecting the dots, I came across a book called “Wild at Heart” by John Eldredge. It was a book about men. Who they are. What they are. What they need and what they were created to be. For the first time I began to understand my husband, my brothers, and even the guy who changed my oil. So imagine my surprise when John and his wife Stasi wrote a book, about me.
This book, one I believe every young lady, woman and grandma should read showed me so much.
Mostly it showed me that those longings were normal. That they weren’t meant to be hidden away, but fully explored. Fully felt. It was normal to want someone in my life who thought I was worth the fight.
God wanted me to know exactly how He made me. The longings and desires He has put in me, were to be fully discovered. He wanted them to bring joy and peace to my heart, and if I did it right, I would bring glory to my Father in Heaven as well.
Isn’t wanting anything else being selfish? Isn’t it self serving? I learned that neither of those were true. But I digress.
In the book John and Stasi take the reader one step at a time into the intricate and intimate way that God created a woman.
A truth so hidden by the world we live in, that it can be impossible to find it without God’s help. This is the help I needed. Delivered in a delightful read.
I first found this book in 2005.
I read it, and stewed in it for a long time. Marinated in it if you will. Tenderizing my heart for what was to come.
In reviewing the book for this post, I realized how much I have forgotten in those pages read so long ago. I do believe it’s time to read it again. Anyone want to join me? You can contact me on Twitter @DeborahSPC.