The Wait is a book that I pre-ordered and could not wait to read. I am a big fan of both Megan Good and Devon Franklin. When reading the book I say with much regret that I was a little disappointed. It is a good book do not get me wrong, but I think that it could have been a whole lot better. Let’s start with the pros of the book.
- It gives positive and uplifting advice.
- It talks about what “The wait” is and how you can embark on it.
The book is good for you if:
- You are new to your spiritual walk.
- Are just starting celibacy.
- Need a renewed strength to keep on your no-sex journey
For some reason I may be in the minority. I started my celibacy journey quite some time ago due feeling conviction by God. I could relate to what the book was saying, but it did not really apply to now. I have been through much of what they were talking about. The book was very advice heavy. And this not bad, depending on what you like to read.
For me personally I would have like to hear more intimate stories about the couple’s relationship and how hard it was for them to wait for sex. I mean she is an attractive woman and he is an attractive man so I know there was some temptation. They spoke about temptation in the book BUT gave the “text book” spiritual answers to it. I wanted to hear how they actually applied it in real life.
For me, I am celibate but I have not come across anyone that has really tempted me to break it. Now if I meant my future husband and he was fine, then I may have a little bit more trouble. That is something that I wished they would have touched more on. They did give some personal insights of their relationship. And honestly those were the parts of the book I enjoyed the most. I like seeing vulnerability, flaws, and how they were able to overcome it. The book gave only a very small portion of that. And only on a surface level. I really wanted more in that department. Giving me that, would have taken this book from 3 stars to 5 stars in my book.
I know for celebrities it is hard to be too vulnerable because people will judge you. I get it. But the vulnerabilities are what I respect and I just wish there was more of it. I think the most shocking thing in the book that I learned about Megan was that she smoked. That shocked me, but it was not something Earth shaking that I learned from.
All in all, I would say get the book. Support positive people doing positive things. I think for most people they will enjoy the advice of the book and what it has to offer. For some weird reason I am not most people and when I read something, I like for it to all be laid at the table. I do not enjoy being talked at or preached at in a book. I can go to church or watch TBN for that. Tell me something about you, your relationship, and how God helped you that I can apply to myself. Using your own unique experiences. And what stumbles and falls did they have on their way to the alter. That is what I wanted to hear. But any way, good effort. I know the book will do well.
Purchase THE WAIT HERE.