I'm on the fence with this book. I like it but I find some areas too "matter-of-factly" like a lot of dos and don'ts, which can rub off in the wrong way. The implication that if women stay single, it's something that they've done that is wrong or that if you wait and follow everything they say, you'll be able to meet someone and live happily ever after. Not in those words, but the subtle indications just doesn't sit well with me. There are redeeming factors. I did find the ultimate truth, seeking God first, build on your relationship with Him first the key to any relationship. Young girls transforming into adulthood goes through different phases of self-consciousness and self-doubt. Messages about warding off temptations, patience, finding strength in God and building a support system is important, and every young woman needs to hear. Kyle and Kelsey, authoring "The Chase" as a married couple from different points of view, provided different perspectives and fundamentally a good resource for teens/young adults. For singular use, I worry about misinterpretations. However, I actually can see, and suggest using this book as a small group study for teens or college fellowships (Smaller the better, about 4-6 max per group). That way, the deficiencies in the book can be a source of conversation as well as the positive messages. It is also a great way to build a support system.
Released date: September 1, 2015
NOTE: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Revell as part of their blog tour, for an honest review.
About the Authors:
Kyle Kupecky is a Christian recording artist who has toured with Lecrae, MercyMe, and Steven Curtis Chapman. Through his soulful pop music and public speaking along with his wife, Kyle shares his passion for Jesus with today's youth.
Kelsey Kupecky is a designer and an actress who has appeared in several films, including the Emmy-nominated The Heart of Christmas. She is the designer of "Possibilities," a DaySpring greeting card and gift line, with her mother, Karen Kingsbury.
Kyle and Kelsey live in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more at kyleandkelsey.com.
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|The Chase: Trusting God with Your Happily Ever After
By Kyle & Kelsey Kupecky / Revell
Unfortunately, too many girls hoping for their own happily-ever-after have taken matters into their own hands, chasing after boys when they should be chasing after God. And that inevitably leads to heartache, low self-esteem, and poor choices as girls give in to pressure from media and peers to look and act a certain way to attract guys. Authors Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky want girls to know that it's never too late to trust God with their love lives, that wherever they are, there's always hope for the future. Through their own story and the stories of others who long for love, they show girls how to put God first, how to value and protect their purity, how to deal with loneliness and bullying, and how to see themselves as God does--a one-in-a-million girl who deserves no less than God's best.