Item description for Gift-Wrapped by God: Secret Answers to the Question "Why Wait?" by Linda Dillow & Lorraine Pintus...
Overview Women want to protect the purity that is God's gift to them, and they also long to be loved. This volatile combination makes them vulnerable to temptation. Filled with powerful true stories of hope and healing from women, "Gift-Wrapped by God" provides compelling emotional and spiritual reasons for choosing God's path of sexual purity, as well as practical help for following it.
Publishers Description Women who have maintained their sexual purity often ask, "Is it "really" that important for me to wait until I get married?" Meanwhile, single women who have been sexually active mourn the loss of their innocence, wishing they could somehow start again. Women want to protect the purity that is God's gift to them, and they also long to be loved. This volatile combination makes them vulnerable to temptation. That is why it is vital that women know not only that God wants them to wait, but "why" God wants them to do so. They need solid reasons, conviction, and a strategy that will prepare them to live out their sexual purity as God intends. Filled with powerful true stories of hope and healing, "Gift-Wrapped by God" provides compelling emotional and spiritual reasons for choosing God's path of sexual purity, as well as practical help for following it. Whether women have held onto their sexual innocence, have become prematurely sexually active, or have had their purity taken by force, they "can "express and fulfill their desire to come to their wedding day--and live out every day--sexually pure and whole.
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.24" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.72" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Dec 7, 2004
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 1400070775 ISBN13 9781400070770
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More About Linda Dillow & Lorraine Pintus
LINDA DILLOW is the author of the bestselling Calm My Anxious Heart and co-author of Intimate Issues. Her latest book, What's it Like to be Married to Me? was a finalist for the non-fiction book of 2011. Linda's books have sold more than one and a half million copies in the U.S. and have been translated into many languages. Linda and her husband, Jody, lived in Europe and Asia for seventeen years, training Christian leaders in closed countries with Biblical Education by Extension. The Dillows live in Monument, Colorado. They have four grown children and ten grandchildren. DR. JULI SLATTERY is a widely known clinical psychologist, author, speaker and broadcast media professional, with a weekly radio program called "Java with Juli." Dr. Slattery is the co-founder of "Authentic Intimacy," an international non-profit designed to minister to women on topics around intimacy and sexuality. Her books include Pulling Back the Shades, Passion Pursuit, Beyond the Masquerade, Finding the Hero in Your Husband, and No More Headaches. She currently sits on the board of trustees for Moody Bible Institute. Juli and her husband, Mike, have been married for 20 years, and are raising their three boys in Colorado Springs where Juli can be found playing in the mountains and trying to manage her addiction to soy lattes.
Linda Dillow currently resides in Monument, in the state of Colorado.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Gift Wrapped By God?
Great Book! Jun 20, 2006
I love this book, I wish every single Christian Woman could buy this book. It is well worth it! :)
God's gift! Jan 29, 2006
Although I am not under 13, I am still seen as a child to others. I am still a teenager (17 yrs old) and although I havent been pressured into sex, many of my friends have lost their virginity and now, are regretting it. Unfortunately these days, movies, songs and other books exemplify sex as something that is just given away to anyone. "Gift-wrapped By God" does the opposite of that, and basically tells you that everything He has given you is a gift and to put thought into using these gifts. This book just reassured everything that I have been waiting for and that my purity is one of the many gifts that I have been so blessed to receive from God. Every teenage girl should read this! And what the heck, give teenage boys some insight and have them read it as well so that the pressure to have sex and "fit in" doesnt need to be there anymore. If more teenagers these days actually read this book, there wouldnt be as many meaningless, drunken, one-nighters and immature boys may actually grow up a little faster and realize that everyones virginity is a gift from God!
An Unwrapped Gift Dec 13, 2004
For such a long time, I have hunted and searched for a book about virginity and the purpose(s) behind it. Just about all Christian single books were about dating. Gift-wrapped by God is an excellent book for women (and men). The book talks about the reasons God intends for us singles to keep our virginity. In a world where having sex in or outside of marriage is the majority, those who are not having sex feel outcasted and often contemplate if refraining from sex is worth it. I AM HERE TO TELL YOU THAT IT IS. It is not just about giving yourself physically to your future spouse but it is about giving your unindivided attention, your total self to God. Refraining from sex is your worship to God. The book even talks about renewing your life back to God if the gift has been unwrapped. There are several study questions, poems, scriptures, and life stories to encourage singles to continue the path of purity. I recommend this book to every single. Every single should find out about his/her gift wrapper, for we are all gifts from God.
Blessedly Amazing Nov 24, 2004
I loved the way this book made me feel ::special:: as a woman of God. The authors have a way of wrapping you up in the comfort of their kind words and expressions. It was truly an experience. I cherish this book dearly and I am still working on completing the Bible study section which is also very ::healing:: Thank you God for blessing these women with the inspiration to write on such a tender painful subject.
If you need to RENEW your mind in this area... Aug 7, 2004
This is a GREAT book! The span of areas it covers surprised me... God's view of sex and the beauty of giving yourself as a "whole" gift to your husband, the consequences of living our own way, the healing available through Christ, and *practical* ways to help guard the gift. Sometimes it's hard, in our culture, to be passionate and remember the "why" of staying pure until marriage, but this book is a great tool to help any woman who wants to renew their mind in this area. GOD has the BEST in mind for us... The only thing I didn't like is that it's very focused on "when you get married" and really, there's no guarantee for that day to come. But it also talks about doing it for GOD, not just the hope of a husband. Read it, digest it, and do the Bible study in the back! :o)