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The Sacred Search Audiobook

The Sacred Search: What If It's Not about Who You Marry, But Why?

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Publisher's Summary

What if being in love isn't a good enough reason to get married? What if dating isn't about finding "the one," but about serving the one who loves you most? Don't get married until you listen to this audiobook.

In The Sacred Search, Gary Thomas challenges you to think beyond finding a "soul mate" and to look for a "sole mate" - someone who will walk with you on your spiritual journey. After all, if you don't know why to marry, you won't know who to marry. The Sacred Search casts a vision for building a relationship around a shared spiritual mission - and making a marriage with eternity at its heart.

©2013 David C. Cook (P)2013 Oasis Audio

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    Pedro A Barillas 03-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good practical book"

    Book uses great examples and imagery to drive its points. Makes you consider the future when choosing a life partner.

    Only problem is if you search for a wife/husband in this manner you can kill any romantic notion.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kudakwashe 10-19-15
    Kudakwashe 10-19-15 Member Since 2016
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    "I need this book to regain perspective"

    Just reading this book when the wave of emotions is high allows me to bring things back into pespective. This is an amazing book filled with so much truth that washes over ones soul. instead of being drawn into the tide of emotional attraction it has allowed me to realign my appoach for pursuing a wife in a way that is pure and good. No more this business of running wherever the emotions go, rather i control tings ... Haha at least i hope i do.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jasmin 08-22-15
    Jasmin 08-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good and sobering advice"

    I liked the fact Gary didn't candy coat the reality of marriage and the fact that most people don't choose wisely. Most of the world will tell you you must be in love and how important sex is but marriage is much more than that. It should be based in friendship as well- supporting one another and helping each other fulfill a purposeful mission. Looking for someone of good character was emphasized rather than worldly attributes. This is one of the most realistic and practical Christian books for singles looking to get married out there.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jodi McCauley 02-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Perfect for all singles, no matter the age."

    Loved loved loved this book. I just wish I would have read it prior to my first marriage. it is a MUST for all ages, regardless of circumstance, who are looking to get married. I've gifted three copies so far and I'm sure there will be more to come. read it!

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    T. Smith Oklahoma 01-14-15
    T. Smith Oklahoma 01-14-15

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    "A Great Read for both Singles and Couples"

    As a single woman who loves the Lord, this book reached me right where I'm at in life. I needed to hear the truth that resides within these pages (or my headphones as the case may be). I received so much revelation about my own values on dating that I need to work through with God before I enter into a dating relationship.

    I also see how this book can be great for non-married couples, whether they're dating or engaged. It will challenge your relationship and make you look at one another with new eyes, which is needed before saying wedding vows.

    I highly recommend this book, and I pray that it will be as much of a blessing to you as it was to me.

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    Kirbrina Carroll 07-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Changed My Life!"

    I learned that relationships fail because we want them for ourselves. God's intent is for us to have relationships built on love, trust and commitment to a common mission within marriage. l was under the misguided misconception that my relationship(s) were for me so that I would have companionship, lol.

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    Boo G. Minnesota United States 07-22-16
    Boo G. Minnesota United States 07-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good for those who are not married yet."
    Where does The Sacred Search rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good for single people


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It is not a story type of book


    What about Dean Gallagher’s performance did you like?

    It was fine


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Good information for Christian single people


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    Kristena 07-20-16
    Kristena 07-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "One of my most favorite relationship books!"

    This was the best Christian book I have read about finding a spouse. There is a lot of practical spiritual advice in this book. A must read for single or dating Christians.

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    Mike Stratte Spangle, WA, US 11-10-15
    Mike Stratte Spangle, WA, US 11-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Best relationship book"

    Probably the best relationship book out of the 10+ others that I've read. So many "Ah ha!" moments.

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    Paul 06-12-15
    Paul 06-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Inspiring book for those who are truly interested in seeking out their beloved."

    If you are seeking God and searching for a life partner to be on the life journey of growing closer to God and serving Him -- this is an easy read with great thoughts on what you should be looking for -- may not be who but why you are looking that is most important!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Pretty hard hitting..."

    I enjoyed it for the most part...and precisely because it was rather negative in its outlook and that not uniquely among others I've read. Very powerful truths in there for good measure!

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