Item description for A Good Man Is Hard To Find Unless You Ask God To Be Head Of Your Search Committee by Jo Lynne Pool & Thomas Nelson Publishers...
Overview Waiting idly for the Christian man of your dreams to make his way to your door is nearly impossible. Understanding that fact from personal experience, Jo Lynne Pool provides proven strategies in A Good Man Is Hard to Find to enhance your chances of being discovered-while still letting God control the outcome.
Contains material previously published in "A Celebration of Sex."
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.55" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.46" Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1996
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0785281665 ISBN13 9780785281665
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Worth Reading Sep 7, 2003
I liked that the author devoted half of the book to YOU and what YOU need to do to become worthy of being sought by your spouse in the first place.
In the beginning of the book, the author explains that God is the writer of the book, awakening her at night giving her chapters names and materials to write. What I did not agree with is the "Blind Dates Are Great" and "What About the Personals?" chapters. If God gave that to the author, that is fine for her. God hasn't given me the OK to go out on "Blind Dates" or any other "dates". I agree with one of the testimonials in the book who stated "God has already given me a personal conviction against dating. I believed that 'He who finds a wife finds a good thing,' and that if it was for me, I'd know that this was the one when he found me."
Though I didn't agree with everything, the book had great insight.
Faulty premise Sep 2, 2003
This book is interesting, thought provoking & written in a very warm, engaging style. However, one thing bothers me. In the book, she states that her current husband was dating two different women, having sex with both of them, while courting her simultaneously. He later dumped the two women, picked her to be his wife, but as far as I can tell his attitude is, "hey, I'm a man and these women were giving it up to me but I picked you to marry because you're the virgin", shrug, shrug, wink, wink "don't you feel special". The author's attitude in turn is, "this is how men are, women have to deal with it, if you want the man, stay a virgin".
For that alone, I give this book 1 star. It seems like the author is so in love with being married, she doesn't see the toad that she married. And I'd like to say that if a man displayed such a lack of sexual purity while single, don't assume he's all of a sudden going to remain pure just because he's married. (Kobe, anyone?). Women have to stop thinking that marriage makes an impure man, pure. Or that marriage will turn a toad into a prince. It's not surprising that the divorce rate amongst Christians is higher than the divorce rate amongst non-Christians with that kind of "marriage is all important, do anything you can to get married" attitude that's prevalent amonst so many Christian women.
The faulty premise in this book is, do whatever you can to get the ring! (woo hoo)
God's plan Apr 11, 2003
I was laughing aloud and nodding my head before I even finished the Preface.
I've always been a little leery of "how to find a man" books because, in a way, the thought of them made me feel desperate. However, after my share of dead-end relationships and broken hearts, I have decided that searching for God's plan in this area of my life is no different than any other area. Mrs. Pool claims from the very beginning that God wrote this book, and she was merely the vessel. Because it has changed how I view dating, it has really changed my life.
The author first speaks on what should be our primary focus when desiring a mate - our relationship with our Father. Her tone is lighthearted yet the attitude adjustment is made. God must be first. She then spends the next section outlining to us singles that life does not start with a husband. Let it start now. She also gives thoughts on topics such as blind dates, personal ads and church-hopping to "find a man." The next few chapters are dedicated to reminding us that men have expectations, too. We can't always mold them into whatever we want, so can he fulfill your needs as he is now?
I recommend this book to anyone single (or single again). It is non-judgmental no matter what mistakes have been made in the past. It stretches across the age gap as well.
Your Faith will be Renewed Jun 30, 2002
This is a very good book, especially for those women who have lost their hopes of ever meeting a good man. It will help you to trust and believe that God is still in control of your life. You will realize that no matter what you do, it is not up to you, but up to God and if you wait on God, He will bless you at His time. I recommend it.
Great read--reaffirmng Jan 3, 2000
I recently picked up a copy of this book and I found it very helpful. In some areas it reaffirmed that I was doing the right thing and it shed some light in other areas--in particular as it relates to understanding the the Single Christian Male.