Monday, April 1, 2013

{Review} Get Lost: Your Guide to Finding True Love by Dannah Gresh

 *received ARC in exchange for an honest review*

Published: April 2nd, 2013 (WaterBrook Press)
Pages: 224
Rating: 5/5
Have you ever ditched a friend for a guy? Filled your journal with more thoughts about guys than God? Found yourself jealous because that other girl gets all the dates? Maybe it’s time to get lost—in God.

Discover how to get so lost in God that a guy has to seek
Him to find you.
Dannah Gresh traces God’s language of love through Scripture to help you pursue your heart’s deepest desires and seek love the way God designed it to be. Because once you identify your true longings and let God answer them, you’ll know just how to respond when romantic love comes along.

With a guided ten-day Love Feast Challenge, Get Lost will help you see for yourself how getting lost in God opens the door to lifelong fulfillment.
I knew this book was for me the moment I read the title. Why? Because for a long time, I’ve struggled with resting in the Lord and finding satisfaction and fulfillment in Him rather than in other things. Like guys. Like the ecstasy of romance and the dream of love and marriage. I’ve suffering from the Craving. We all have it- it comes in different shapes and forms. But most of us just don’t know how to defeat it.
Dannah starts her book by identifying the Craving. She tells us that it’s not wrong to want to be loved. And it isn’t- it really and truly isn’t. But most often than not, we try to fulfill that Craving with guys rather than God. And sorry to break it to ya, but it’s never going to work that way.  Jesus is the only thing that will ever really calm the Craving. He has to be enough for us. He will be enough for us, if only we let Him be.
Get Lost reveals that we need to get over ourselves and get lost in God. A beautiful journey awaits us, girls. Getting lost in our Savior will transform your life in each and every area, drawing you to Him and blurring all distractions this world has to offer. Dannah strips away all the disillusion of “falling in love” that girls idolize and shows us the consequences of beginning a relationship this way. Choosing to get lost in God rather than “fall in love” will prepare you for a life-long love relationship. Experiencing God’s unfailing love will illuminate the meaning and purpose of true love and marriage, providing a perfect example of the relationship between husband and wife. There is no better way to prepare for a godly relationship commitment than a commitment to God.
But here’s the best part: Dannah doesn’t only preach it- she guides us into an experience of getting lost in God. In part two, we’re offered the opportunity to take ten days to get lost in God- in His Word, His Voice, His Love. Ten days of no guys. Only God. This “Love Feast” features ten devotions laid out by the author in which the reader takes an allotment of time out of her to focus her heart on God. Personally, I started out by listening to one or two worship songs before diving into the chapter part of the devotion. As encouraged by Dannah, I’d end by journaling a prayer. Honestly, my days went sooo much better during the Love Feast, because I’d focused my heart on God. The topics of each day of the Love Feast were personal and spoke right to my heart, as if they were written specifically for me.
Two of my all-time favorite chapters of the book were two of the last ones- What a Guy Lost in God Looks Like and What a Girl Lost in God Looks Likes. Each of them outlines the specific qualities of a man and woman lost in God.  We’re provided with numerous stories of girls who’ve had their lives changed through getting lost in God, the author included. It’s also the perfect book for small groups or Bible studies, as it comes with discussion/conversation questions in the back. I can say without a doubt that it’s the best Christian inspirational book I’ve read in a very long time. I’m so thankful someone took the initiative to shed some light on this topic, because I know that it’s such a big struggle for a lot of teen girls. You’ll definitely experience God’s love in a whole new way.  


  1. This sounds amazing. Just what I need. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Thanks for the great review, friend! I'm honored. I'm going to post it to my facebook page today!


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