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Love, love, and again, love. I love you, you love me. Loving relationship can be messy because pain that is happened after loving someone. It could make us hard to love again and we become cold and so distant and shut up our heart. Stefanie and Caleb say that our pain and loss can become a road to experience God's wholehearted love.

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A Journey to Deeper Connection: A Review of "Wholehearted Love" by Stefanie and Caleb Rouse
"Wholehearted Love" by Stefanie and Caleb Rouse takes you on a journey towards deeper and more fulfilling connections, both with yourself and others. The authors, drawing on personal experiences and insights, encourage readers to embrace vulnerability and authenticity in their relationships.

The book's strength lies in its practical approach. It doesn't just discuss the concept of wholehearted love, but also provides actionable steps to cultivate it. Readers are guided through exercises and reflections that can help them overcome personal barriers and build stronger, more meaningful connections.

While the book is grounded in Christian faith, its message of love and acceptance resonates with readers of all backgrounds. If you're looking for a book that will inspire you to open your heart and connect with others on a deeper level, "Wholehearted Love" is a valuable resource.

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This is a great book! Both authors are new to me authors, and I wasn't sure what to expect. But I felt like I was pulled in from the first page. The writing style was definitely engaging. The main focus is really about pushing past hurts and lies we hold about ourselves, to a place of actively replacing the hurt and lies with the truth about who God is and who He says we are.

The authors use their own life experiences as examples of past hurt, and to show how lies about ourselves are formed. I did find the book to be a bit heavy on their experiences. But there were also very rich nuggets of very practical wisdom with HOW to push past hurts and HOW to counteract the lies we believe about ourselves. Some of the discussion questions hit me hard and made me just sit for several minutes and really think deeply about what they were asking. This book deepened my faith. There's also scripture provided throughout the book, and it is absolutely rooted in the gospel.

I came away feeling like I wished there had been more of a balance of personal experiences with practical application, but overall, I got quite a bit out of it for sure, so I'm really glad I went through it and definitely recommend it. This will be a great book for small groups and bible studies. I highly suggest you get a journal and pen and start this in a quiet place where you can really sit and think about the material because it will really prompt you to dig deep! I will read more by these authors in the future. Thank you so much to NetGalley, Tyndale House Publishers and the authors for a complimentary advanced copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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