Jennifer Marshallâ€™s book, Now and Not Yet: Making Sense of Single Life in the Twenty-First Century, is one that relates to me personally as well as (I feel) a huge percentage of women around the world.
When I first heard of it, however, I was skeptical. Iâ€™m single, so I knew it could potentially apply to me. However, I wondered if it wasnâ€™t just like every other advice book out there for women in the areas of romance, dating and relationships. I wondered, â€œWhat is different about this book compared to the others already out there?â€
In order to answer this question for myself, I obviously had to start reading. What I discovered wasnâ€™t some measly, pathetic advice on how-to-get-a-guy or tips on sex and seduction, but rather a guide to growing closer to God, dealing with the â€œwhy'sâ€ of romance and rejection, and finding contentment in the â€œnowâ€ period of your life rather than always wishing for the â€œnot yet.â€
One thing that stood out to me almost immediately was the introduction. Here Marshall talks about each personâ€™s unique life callings. Life is full of callings. God has a perfect plan for everyone.