When I had originally received this book in the mail, I was pleased but not excited to see it. I was pleased because the package was a Valentine's present from Nash, and he is reading Every Young Man's Battle. I was pleased because he had my best interests at heart. I was pleased because the rest of the young women in my church were reading this, and I would get some insight on their thoughts. I love my girls.
And yet, I was not excited because I had 3 other books that were still sitting on my night stand, waiting to be read. I was not excited because I didn't need this book. Whatever it is that every young woman faces, well, I must have gone through it already-- and overcome it.
I was way off. Way, way off. In fact, I was very wrong. This book has been breaking my heart, shattering it into pieces. This book has also been helping me pick up the usable remains. It has helped me find the gems in the dirt of my heart.
I am only half-way through, and I am very overwhelmed. I have discovered facts about myself I never knew were there. Truths about my own desires have been pulled out into the light, and I am starting to find out that I have had the courage to face them all along.
Dear Woman, however old you are, pick up this book. It will bless you. Do you have a young daughter? Prep yourself now, get this book and be ready for the most surprising of obstacles-- and come out ahead.
In other words, just read it.