Thursday, July 12, 2012

Your Heart's Desire

Title:  Your Heart’s Desire
Author:  Sheri Rose Shepherd
Pages:  211                                                                                                         
Year:  2012
Publisher:  Tyndale
Note:  I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.  Follow my other reviews at  and on twitter @lcjohnson1988
                The author, Sheri Rose Shepherd, is sold out for God.  In this enlightening resource book, she gives advice, encouragement, and hope for women’s relationships with men from a godly stance through stories from her own life.  She also intersperses some very short fictional stories as well to make a point.  Each chapter contains Scripture at the beginning and end, a specific topic for that chapter, a prayer regarding the topic, some advice or “coaching” about the topic, and a fictional love letter to the reader from God.  The book is very easy to read and the chapters are not too long.  Her writing style is easy to understand as well.
Sheri shares from her own painful past and choices she has made with the resultant consequences in order to show God’s ability to heal and use pain for profit.  She tells how blessed she has been when in times of pain or difficulty she has surrendered to God and trusted Him to direct the outcome.  The topics covered are relevant to women today in their interactions with men.
She challenges women to love their men the most when they least deserve it…just like the Lord does for us.  Another challenge she issues is that “even if our men have given us every reason to give up on our relationships with them, we must not give up our God-appointed position of influence in their lives.”  There are other topics discussed that will make the reader think about their own relationships.  She states, “Our lives may not be the ones we have longed for, but the greatest testimony is not how we started but how we finish.” 
There is something in this book for women who are single, married or divorced.  Sheri does a good job of showing women that their place is as a helpmate to their husbands, which doesn’t mean doormat.  Husbands are the captains of the ship, but wives are the radar she says.  Above all else, God is to always be the center of our lives and to have communication with Him regularly so we can have a deep, abiding relationship with Him.  She reminds women that they are creating a legacy by how they live their lives for the next generations, whether good or bad.  What kind of legacy will you leave behind? 
My Rating for this book is four stars.

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