Jiya Liu Liu itibaren Unawal, Uttar Pradesh, India
I think Myles Munroe did a great job explaining why it's so important to wait before we date. I REALLY like it a lot, I'm much more satisfied about being single & utilizing my time to focus on God as well as his kingdom work after reading his book. Time is very valuable, because we will want to please our husband/wife in addition to God after we are married. It's harder not to have an "undivided heart" when you're not single anymore. (I love that song!!) However, I don't like how he tries to appeal to the mass audience by saying that he thinks "adolescents mature at different rates, and girls usually mature faster and earlier than boys do. (That is so true!) Some children may be ready to date at the age of 13, while others may be 18 before they are ready. A person's readiness to date is largely a matter of maturity and environment." I docked 1 star simply cause I don't agree on children dating that early. Also cause he title one chapter "Friendship-Building: The Purpose of Dating." Uh, men and women can become friends and not be dating. I have male acquaintances and casual friends who I have no interest in dating... However, I still give him 4 stars cause I think he explained the process of friendship VERY WELL, labeling & giving examples of Jesus having large number of acquaintances, many casual friendships, 9 close friendships and fellowships, and 3 intimate friendships and fellowships. 9+3=the 12 disciples. Ultimately, only Peter, John & James are Jesus' most intimate friends cause they understand Jesus' heart, interests, & desires. I also really liked his example from Adam's story in Genesis. "Before Eve came along, Adam was alone, but he was not lonely. Loneliness is a spiritual disease. Adam was alone beause he was the only one of his kind, but he was completely fulfilled as a person. In tending the garden he had meaningful work to do...He was preoccupied with doing what God had told him to do that he sensed no need for a mate. Apparently, the thought never entered his head. Providing a mate for Adam was God's idea, Adam was completely self-fulfilled; he was ready for a mate when he did not need one." (P. 17) Favorite Quote: "Friendship is not a gift, but is the result of hard work. Christ-like character is not built overnight. It comes only through committed effort. Friends working together to achieve these common goals will find success easier than those who try to do it alone. Mutual encouragement & accountability make a big difference in how quickly we progress toward our goal." He also includes an assessment to find out how much Christ-like characters you have instead of what you think you have. I didn't read the last engagement chapter cause there is no need for me to read that now.