December 05, 2011

Book Review: I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris

     What is dating, really? Is it a way to find a future spouse, or is it just an unnecessary evil we try to justify? In this deep, down-to-earth book, Joshua Harris shows some of the downfalls of stereo-typical dating. Fortunately for those pessimistic, he does so in an orderly, non-condemning manner. Unlike many books that discourage dating, Joshua Harris reveals not only the problem, but the answer. In a book perfect for it's time, I Kissed Dating Goodbye  is a wonderful book, showing the joy that comes from a pure heart. 
     This book is superb. Utterly perfect. Our generation needs this book. I enjoyed his stories, analogies, and use of scripture, and his writing style made me feel like we were lightheartedly chatting over coffee. I loved this quote, {in reference to compromise, dating, or whatever you feel like sticking in..."
"Everyone around us may be doing it. But at the end of our lives, we won't answer to everyone. We'll answer to God."
Whoa. Deep. 
 I would rapidly recommend this book to everyone within dating age, {which, in today's culture is very, very young}This book gets the point across clearly, while not being graphic in the least. I really had to check myself when he spoke about not wasting our singleness. I feel this book will always have a place in my top five books, and I believe, should you read it, that it will be in your top reads as well!

Libbi H. 
Links to Joshua Harris's...
Facebook fan page:!/joshharris.fanpage

This book was given to me for free from Waterbrook Publishing for this review
Also, Day 3 of Rose's challenge :)


{Grace} said...

my parents have that book. ill probably be reading it in a few years.

{Grace} said...

my parents have that book! i am probably going to read that in a few years.

Katelyn said...

Perfect review! Great book :)

Steve said...

You might find my blog of interest where I critique Josh Harris’s IKDG book. Sadly Harris mentions all the problems he see with dating but doesn’t admit the problems his approach has caused.

Hope this helps.

Elissa said...

Awesome review! I love that book, SO much. I read it awhile back and it was convicting but I didn't give it much thought, but recently I read it several times over. It's been majorly used by God in my life :D