- Retail Price: 11.99
- Release Date: February 2012
- Page Count: 176
- Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
- Binding: Trade
- ISBN: 978-0-7369-4535-6
- Case Lot Quantity: 72
Not Another Dating Book
A Devotional Guide to All Your Relationships
For every twenty-something who’s thrown aside traditional relationship books in despair comes a new kind of dating book. Renee Fisher, a refreshing new voice for today’s generation, pulls no punches as she addresses the real, relevant questions and issues young adults encounter today:
- How do I honor God with my body?
- What’s the deal with online dating?
- Does it matter if my significant other is a Christian?
- Is there only one person out there for me?
- Can God use me in my singleness?
- How should I relate to my ex after a breakup?
- I think there’s more to life than dating—but what?
- What happens if I’ve made mistakes?
With her trademark wit and enthusiasm, Renee Fisher, Devotional Diva® and author of Faithbook of Jesus, urges young adults to take a closer look at the way they relate to God and others, showing them that every relationship finds its perfect example in Christ. Each daily devotion includes scriptural insight, prayers, journaling space, and questions for further thought from real-life twenty-somethings.
“Over 50 short readings offer insight and spark reflection on many aspects of relationship…If you’re a single in your 20s or 30s and need a break from how-to-find-a-spouse books, pick up a copy of Not Another Dating Book.”
—Metro Christian Living
“Not Another Dating Book urges young adults to take a closer look at the way they relate to God and others, showing them that every relationship finds its perfect example in Christ.”
“This book would be a blessing to a young person of dating age who wants to do the right thing in face of temptation and other uncertainties…. Those in junior high school should read this book and hang onto it until marriage!”
“Not Another Dating Book is a breath of fresh air for a single woman.”
“Through relevant, insightful devotions, thought-provoking questions, and comforting prayers, Renee takes singles by the hand and journeys with them…”
“[Renee’s] writing style seems to be a good fit for many in this demographic and she makes engaging use of stories from her own life.”
“Everyone can find insight on the stage of his or her relationships and every one can use the book to draw closer to God.”
—Single! Young Christian Woman Magazine
“This book is a must read for teen girls who find themselves caught up in the idea of relationships and boyfriends. You will be reminded of the one true relationship we should be seeking and to glorify God with our thoughts and focus.”
“If you’re struggling with relationships, or you know someone who is, this is a must read!”
“…this book is sure to make an impact on how you view the relationships in your life.”
“As a youth leader, I would recommend this devotional to any of the students in my youth group.”
“Whether you’re single, dating someone, never dated before, recovering from a broken relationship, tired of the dating scene, or eager to explore it, this book offers a very wide approach for a variety of people.”
[Renee Fisher is an] amazing author and woman of God.”
“This isn’t just a book that you can casually read through and find a magic formula for finding a partner. It’s a book that causes you to think and consider relationships from a biblical worldview.”
“Not Another Dating Book is a refreshing look at dating from someone who is intentionally putting God first in her life. This is a blessing for singles who are serious about finding God’s will for their dating lives and the kind of book I wish had been around when I was ‘lookin’ for love’ in all the wrong places!"
—Kerri Pomarolli, author of Guys Like Girls Named Jennie? and How to Ruin Your Dating Life
“As someone who reaches out to women in their twenties, I truly appreciate Renee Johnson's passion and candor in Not Another Dating Book. Within the devotions, the reader will catch the fire of Renee’s passionate faith and rethink their perceptions about relationships. It’s tough to find raw and relevant books on godly relationships, but Renee does not disappoint. I’ll be recommending this to all the twenty-something women in my life!”
—Sarah Martin, LiveItOutBlog.com
“Renee Johnson is a courageous and trusted voice for the twenty-something generation. A faithful servant and inspirational leader, Renee’s points to God and encourages her peers to do the same. She speaks directly to young adults where they are, in language they understand, dealing with the issues that matter to create a book that will encourage you no matter what your relationship status.”
—Suzanne Physick, DatingGod.net
“We live in a time when our college students don’t give two cents’ worth of time or attention to the church. It is more important today than ever before in history to grab the attention of this age group. I don’t want to get to heaven, look at God, and say, ‘Well…they just didn’t fit our demographic, so we didn’t reach out to them.’ It’s time for the church to wake up and realize the importance of capturing the hearts of our young adults. I really believe that Renee Johnson has that vision and heart.”
—Blake Bergstrom, Nashville Campus Pastor, Cross Point Church
“Not Another Dating Book is just that: not another ‘how to’ book on the mysterious and frustrating but always soul-building work of dating. Renee’s faith, passion, and struggle to be God’s woman now and not later shines through in this book. Solid, honest, inspirational, and Biblical, this book is a welcomed addition to all those ‘other’ dating books.”
—Jim Kane, pastor at First Church of God
“Renee Johnson has crafted a unique devotional that tackles core life issues rarely discussed from a biblical worldview. This is much-needed guidance for navigating the confusing world of dating—and an excellent resource for churches truly wanting to come alongside the new generation.”
—Lindy Lowry, editor of Outreach magazine
“In Not Another Dating Book, Renee Johnson takes devotions to the next level! The daily inspirations are full of golden nuggets and written with transparency, honesty, and integrity. If you want to grow in your human relationships, read this book.”
—Rob Tucker, pastor of Youth and Young Adults, Living Word Community Church
“Renee Johnson truly is a devotional master. Her authentic and practical writing style disarms the preconceptions you came with and you quickly find yourself laughing, sometimes wincing, and somehow unexpectedly engaging God in the process. It is a worthy read to help navigate that complicated arena of relationships.”
—Michael Forney, associate pastor of Gateway Church
“Like a best friend, Renee Johnson takes single Christians by the hand and sits down beside them. Just as the title suggests, this devotional is so much more than a dating book. Renee challenges twenty-somethings to fall in love with God first. With thought-provoking questions and the truth of God’s word, Not Another Dating Book should be on the nightstand of every Christian single who longs for the love of their life. Which I believe is just about every one of us.”
—Crystal Renaud, author of Dirty Girls Come Clean
“Renee brings back memories, asks the questions we all have, and directs us to draw closer to God in this book. She reminds us of the desire to love and build relationships in a godly and holy manner and helps us to laugh at the awful dating moments we’ve all experienced.”
—Chelsea Curley, KuGirl84.wordpress.com
“You'll find charm and honesty, stories that will make you laugh out loud and some that might make you cry. You’ll find an author who doesn’t pull punches about the complicated intersections between romance and faith. And you’ll find a message rooted in Scripture from beginning to end. If you want to know what the Bible says about relationships and what that means for you—dating or not—this book is a fantastic place to start.”
—Lisa Velthouse, author of Saving My First Kiss and Craving Grace
“Not Another Dating Book is a refreshing look at the complicated dating process. Packaged in an easy-to-read devotional format, it offers you one dating-related thought to focus on each day. I wish I’d had this book when I was single. It would have saved me a lot of heartache.”
—Shannon Primicerio, author of The Divine Dance
“Those of us deep in the dating world know it’s important to be in God’s word on a daily basis. This book is a good tool to lead you in that process. In the end you’ll be closer to the Lord and better able to recognize the man or woman of your dreams.”
—Megan Carson, author of A Year of Blind Dates
“Wow! A book about relationships that I don’t want to laugh at or throw out my window! This book won't tell you what you should and shouldn’t do. Rather it validates all the things we already feel and deal with in the world of dating, and encourages us along the way.”
—Christy Polek, ChristyPolek.com
“Not Another Dating Book avoids stereotypical dating advice that only seems to work for two percent of the population. This is a book for the average people who are pursuing God and His will.”
—Dan Kimball, author of They Like Jesus But Not The Church
“If you are confused by what to think about dating, about singleness, about waiting...then Renee will provide you with straight-talking, grace-giving wisdom. Rather than pointing you just toward your future spouse, Renee points you to the only place of true life—a daily, growing relationship with God.”
—Nicole Unice, author of The Divine Pursuit
“Renee Johnson’s Not Another Dating Book is an amalgam of proverbial wisdom and personal transparency. Diving in to this book is to dive it to an ocean where the water is so clear you can see the bottom of the earth’s floor. You will not have to guess where she stands. You will not misunderstanding God's commands. If you are single, you need this book!”
—Tim Ross, TimRoss.org
“If you’re single and not interested in another dating book, you need to read this book. It’s real, it’s relevant, it’s fresh, and it speaks the truth to a deceived generation.”
—Pete Wilson, author of Plan B
“Not Another Dating Book has ample supply of solid advice for anyone trying to navigate the complicated (but wonderful) world of relationships. Renee Johnson offers biblical wisdom and practical advice on dozens of topics like online dating, sexual temptation, purity, and the meaning of Christianese phrases like ‘unequally yoked.’ A fun and helpful read!”
—Brett McCracken, author of Hipster Christianity
“You can count on Renee Johnson’s devotionals to be straightforward, honest, and unvarnished. She’ll make you smile, ponder, and maybe even cringe a time or two as you reflect on what God’s Word has to say about your spiritual identity, relationships, and journey towards becoming like Christ.”
—Larry Osborne, senior pastor of North Coast Church
“Honest, on-target, and fun, Renee Johnson has given us the gift of a book that is about a whole lot more than dating. Guided by the wisdom of being immersed in the Scriptures for years, she asks the tough questions and digs into the issues we deal with whether single, dating, or married.”
—Ed Cyzewski, author of Coffeehouse Theology
“I think Not Another Dating Book would be a perfect complement to anyone in a season of fasting and/or prayer about their next steps as it relates to dating and relationships. The daily scripture readings and commentary will be like a good IV drip to your soul."
—Ralph Castillo, co-founder of Youth Explosion Ministries