Item description for Who Has Your Heart?: The Single Woman's Pursuit of Godliness by Emily Ryan...
Overview With freshness, humor, compassion, first-time author Emily Ryan provides an "unnamed, unmarried, and unshakeable" scriptural role model for single women. Drawing biblical principles from the example of Jephthah's daughter, whose story is told in Judges 11, the author give singles women a book that is not about dating, preparing for marriage, or how to be single. Rather than throwing all of their energies in finding a husband, Emily encourages women to discover who they are in Christ, following the lead of a "single woman who teaches us how to be godly."
With freshness, humor, compassion, first-time author Emily Ryan provides an "unnamed, unmarried, and unshakeable" scriptural role model for single women. Drawing biblical principles from the example of Jephthah's daughter, whose story is told in Judges 11, the author give singles women a book that is not about dating, preparing for marriage, or how to be single. Rather than throwing all of their energies in finding a husband, Emily encourages women to discover who they are in Christ, following the lead of a "single woman who teaches us how to be godly."
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Studio: Discovery House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.08" Width: 5.24" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2006
Publisher Discovery House Publishers
ISBN 1572931892 ISBN13 9781572931893
Availability 0 units.
More About Emily Ryan
Emily Ryan spent her post-college years as an active member of the largest singles ministry in Houston, Texas, where she first taught the principles in this book as a Bible study.
Emily Ryan currently resides in Houston, in the state of Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about Who Has Your Heart?
Buy this book! Apr 17, 2008
After reading it twice I bought several copies for my friends and have recommended it to many. I want every single female I know to read this book - it changed my life last summer and renewed my strength to stay patient regarding the future while choosing to give my heart to nothing else but my Father each day. Emily is clear-cut in sharing the truth, backs it up with scripture, and will surprise you with unexpected humor. I laugh and cry when I read this book! And appreciate the bible study it becomes for me when I focus on each chapter's ending. Definitely is one of my favorite books I have ever and will ever read!
The book title explains it all! Jan 17, 2008
This book was awesome! It really was consistent with the title. Many single books are about what to do while "waiting for a husband", but this book really broke emphasized that the time we have being single should be used serving the Lord! Most interesting was the Bible story that the book was centered around; I have read the Bible story before, but she really elaborated it and it really impacted the reading. I reccommend this book for any single. I especially enjoyed the study questions, and that actually encouraged me to keep a prayer/study journal.
Life Changing Book!! Aug 26, 2007
This book is amazing. I thank God for the insight given to this author to interpret such an overlooked story into a guide for every woman's life. From chapter to chapter and scripture by scripture of Judges 11, Emily breaks down every detail of the story of "JD" to show just how unshakable this young girl was. I just bought this book less than a month ago and have only read it once but surely it will not be my last time reading it!!!
GREAT BOOK! Dec 5, 2006
This book has taught me so much in so little time! Emily Ryan spoke directly to my heart and for once I felt so encouraged when reading a book about singleness. I think the greatest thing about it is that the author takes a biblical passage and applies it so perfectly to the scenario. rather than coming up with a view and trying to support it with some random spurts of the Bible, she uses the foundation of God's Word to make an idea. i'm so excited to start a bunch of these things she encouraged me to do to grow closer in my relationship with God. I seriously think every single (or married even!) woman should read this book!
A Refreshing Look at Singleness Nov 15, 2006
Emily Ryan takes a biblical, realistic approach to singleness. Rather than viewing singleness as a problem that must be overcome, she views it as an opportunity to develop qualities that will strengthen one's relationship with Christ. Her honest and relevant "pull up a chair and grab a cup of coffee" approach balances humor with empathy for those experiencing "the urge to merge." Readers of books for single women sometimes feel like they're seeing the same old tired material repackaged, but Emily bases her discussion on an Old Testament heroine, Jephthah's daughter ("JD"), and tackles the topic from a new angle, drawing helpful and inspiring conclusions for single women looking for an intelligent treatment of the subject.