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Average customer rating:
4.5 out of 5
ISBN/ASIN : 1901144143
Manufacturer : DPM-UK|
Release data : 1999
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Finding the Love of Your Life
Derek Prince presents an old-fashioned idea of marriage and love. This way of life sounds so wonderful, I wish it were so. And maybe it is! I have researched him and his loves online, and found him to walk the talk. His ideas and beliefs have inspired me to rethink the way I interact with others. For that, I am grateful and highly recommend this book if you are looking for a spiritual, fully committed relationship.
The test of time gives this book an F
Time is the true test as to the truth of a concept. Whether it is Christianity, Republicanism, New Age, Conservatism, Liberalism or you-name-it, time is the only true test for validity. Most of us probably agree that Christianity has passed the test of time. Many of the different sects of Christianity have not. Derek Prince's "God Is A Matchmaker" is the progeny of the Sheparding sect. Over the many years, I have watched countless (literally hundreds) of otherwise level-headed Christians fall into lockstep with this heavy-handed way of finding a mate. Some were in the ministry and most were from middle-class Americana. Example: People getting engaged 5, 10, even 15 times to different people, and then still trembling with fear as they walk down the aisle with the one they finally marry. If I had to put it into percentages, those who allowed this sheparding mentality to govern their mate-choosing are probably 75 percent unsuccessful. They are either divorced, still unmarried or living in a literal hell with someone that some spiritual leader commanded them to marry. Such spiritual leadership has a motto of, "Let us do the thinking for you." Well our Creator gave us good brains, and anyone who sacrafices their brain to the whims of an authoritarian pastor or other leader is headed for a life trainwreck. You have a brain. USE IT! Read the Bible for its wisdom (especially Proverbs) and quit listening to the pied pipers who tell you that you can't hear God without their help. It's time to GROW UP, people.
Derek Prince's Paean to Marriage
In God is A Matchmaker, the late Derek Prince wrote not only his most famous book, but one that provides encouragement and comfort to those looking for and ultimately waiting for God to provide a mate.
Prince details his two marriages and the poignant journey leading up to both. This book will not be loved or liked by those who possess politically correct viewpoints on marriage, and it won't provide comfort to those who don't believe in God. But to people who love the Lord, and who seek His provision, this book can help to give them the assurance that God can do anything if we believe and trust in Him.
God Is A Matchmaker is a thoroughly engaging, entertaining, and informative book.