Bible Studies, Non-Fiction Books

Spoken For: Embracing who you are and Whose you are!


Spoken For by Robin Jones Gunn and Alyssa Joy Bethke

Reviewed by: Crystal Scott

Genre: Christian Living

Publisher: WaterBrook Multnomah

Publication Date: April 15, 2014


As a woman all we want is to be loved, to be cared for, to be called someone special. How many times do we search for this love in all the wrong places? In Spoken For: Embracing Who You Are and Whose You Are, Ms. Gunn and Ms. Bethke are wanting us to know that God loves us and has set forth a great romance long before the foundation of the world. We can be loved the way we long to be loved by a God who only knows love.


I really enjoyed reading Spoken For and love how the authors use scripture to help us see just how much we are loved. Ten chapters full of quotes, “You Are” statements, and questions that help us unwrap the truths that lie in the Bible. The authors also give us their romantic stories, some successful and some that didn’t work out, and how they found out that God was with them through out it all.


One thing I really enjoyed was reading how God has nicknames for us, just like we do for our spouses and siblings. For example, He has called us Chosen, Beloved, Masterpiece and Bride, and the scriptures that reference these names are listed as well. God makes it known that we are different from the ones who turned their backs to Him. The Bible is God’s love letter written to us, those who choose to follow Him and to all. It is up to us to accept this gift of love, passion that is burning deep.


I highly recommend this book to all women; you will not be disappointed in this book. Gunn and Betke does not miss the mark with this book.


Rated PG: This book is very clean for all ages, YA to Adult.


Review Copy provided by Publisher. Thanks


Let’s Take Flight and Soar With God!!!!

Are you looking for a great devotional that gives you more than a verse and an explanation? Well look no more because I have found the perfect devotional for you. Take Flight A Sisterchicks Devotional written by Robin Jones Gunn and her sisterchick Cindy Hannan.

What is a “Sisterchick” you ask? A “Sisterchick” is a friend who shares the deepest wonders of your heart, loves you like a sister, and provides a reality check when you’re being a brat.  Don’t we all need one of those??? I would definitely say we do.

Take Flight takes a true story from Robin, with quotes from her Sisterchicks novels, and Cindy writes questions based on the story Robin tales along with Scripture and explanations. There is also a place after each devotional for you to write how it spoke to you, what you learned, or whatever God lays on your heart to write.

I have never seen a devotional put together like this one and I definitely recommend it to all ladies, this devotional would be a perfect to do a bible study on. Both Robin and Cindy wrote this devotional in the hopes that it would spark a deeper love for our heavenly father in us and for His unending grace. I can honestly say that has happened while reading the pages of this devotional.

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I received this book from the publisher for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Fiction Books

Echoes!!!!! Learning to Trust God!!!!


Echoes, the third book in The Glenbrooke Series by Robin Jones Gunn, is a story about young lady who has suffered her father leaving at a young age and having her heart broken by the man she loved. Lauren has a great job, a nice apartment, and the man whom she is going to spend the rest of her life with but in an instant her life is changed.

After a disaster at the salon, ordering the “special” at the restaurant, and being told by her fiancé that he has been offered a job in New York, what else could happen? Lauren’s fiancé breaks off the engagement and leaves her broken hearted. Brad, Lauren’s brother, brings her a computer and introduces her to the internet and a chat room where she starts talking to K.C., a fellow God-lover. Her and K.C. start emailing each other and after a year, Lauren finds herself falling for him and wanting to meet him.

Lauren goes to Portland to meet K.C. and for her friend Teri’s wedding reception but upon meeting K.C., she gets scared and runs, abandoning him. When Lauren arrives at Jessica’s and Kyle’s, she gets taught that she is doing to people what only has been done to her. After realizing this, Lauren is ready to explain why she ran and express her true feelings to K.C. She surrenders her heart back to God and learns to trust Him.

This is a wonderful story on how trusting God can lead us to finding true love and happiness.  You will find yourself getting lost in the story, as if you are a character in the book.

“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.”