Friday, July 8, 2011

Uncompromising {review}

A Heart Claimed by a Radical Love
by Hanna Farver

About the Book
Ask any girl on the street what womanhood is about, and you’ll get a blank stare in return. No one knows. Young women are devoid of vision beyond popularity, material wealth, a cute boyfriend or a dream career. Even in Christian circles, significant questions are often left unanswered: What’s the point of purity? Modesty? Femininity? What’s biblical womanhood?  Most of all, girls wonder at the longing in their souls for something greater.

Uncompromising:  A Heart Claimed By a Radical Love cuts straight to the heart of young womanhood. Rather than setting up rules, it pulls at the desire in every woman’s heart to live a life of purpose, fully surrendered to His radical love.  Written in an edgy teen voice, Uncompromising is a collection of “field notes” from the author’s own search for answers…and the story of how she stumbled upon the one Cause worth dying for.  Contains study questions for group or individual use.

My Thoughts
I very much agree with the author that it is CRUCIAL from a young age for girls to know their purpose--what they were made for--their greater Cause.  Women are meant to be passionate, express and create beauty, and live with purpose.  I think Ms. Farver definitely points girls in the right direction.  As I was reading through the book, I kept thinking what a great format and language it is as a tool for the girls in our youth group.  Wow, they need to hear this.  I wish I could show them that...  I was thankful to see the study guide in the back to further involve the reader in the text and the very real possibility for this to be used as a small group study or one-one-one discipleship tool.

She can definitely relate to the age group that this book is intended for (teens), but that is mostly due to the fact that she was that age VERY recently.  By no means do I think that age disqualifies an author or teacher, but it is important that the speaker is very cautious of the possible lack of life experience to back up what he or she is saying.  Obviously, I cannot comment on that end of things as I haven't taken the time to read through any of the archives on her site or anything like that.

Overall, I think it's a great read and would get the minds of young teen girls thinking when it comes to what they want out of life and as Christians what they are capable of in the hands of a mighty mighty God.

About the Author
Hannah Farver is a college student, writer, website blogger, speech and debate coach, and has been interviewed on ABC.  She also embarked on a national conference tour for young women.  Like most people her age, she doesn't know exactly what the future holds, but for now is planning on a career in media--and more writing of course.  She lives outside Dallas, Texas.

I received this book free from Moody Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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