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Only God could have written a love story as beautiful as Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky's. From their teenage days thousands of miles apart when they separately wrote letters to their future spouses, to a chance meeting backstage at a concert, their story brings inspiration and hope to every girl. It's easy to get impatient for the future to play out, especially when it comes to l Only God could have written a love story as beautiful as Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky's. From their teenage days thousands of miles apart when they separately wrote letters to their future spouses, to a chance meeting backstage at a concert, their story brings inspiration and hope to every girl. It's easy to get impatient for the future to play out, especially when it comes to love. Before long you find yourself chasing the perfect guy and trying to write your own happily ever after. But the truth is, your best future won't be found chasing boys--it'll only come by first chasing God. In The Chase, Kyle and Kelsey take turns telling their story--with Kelsey sharing secrets to a godly relationship and Kyle revealing the truth about what guys really think. Together they'll show you how to put God first, protect your heart, deal with the loneliness and peer pressure that comes along with purity, and see yourself as God does. Are you ready to trust God with your very own happily ever after? Let the chase begin.


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Only God could have written a love story as beautiful as Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky's. From their teenage days thousands of miles apart when they separately wrote letters to their future spouses, to a chance meeting backstage at a concert, their story brings inspiration and hope to every girl. It's easy to get impatient for the future to play out, especially when it comes to l Only God could have written a love story as beautiful as Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky's. From their teenage days thousands of miles apart when they separately wrote letters to their future spouses, to a chance meeting backstage at a concert, their story brings inspiration and hope to every girl. It's easy to get impatient for the future to play out, especially when it comes to love. Before long you find yourself chasing the perfect guy and trying to write your own happily ever after. But the truth is, your best future won't be found chasing boys--it'll only come by first chasing God. In The Chase, Kyle and Kelsey take turns telling their story--with Kelsey sharing secrets to a godly relationship and Kyle revealing the truth about what guys really think. Together they'll show you how to put God first, protect your heart, deal with the loneliness and peer pressure that comes along with purity, and see yourself as God does. Are you ready to trust God with your very own happily ever after? Let the chase begin.

30 review for The Chase: Trusting God with Your Happily Ever After

  1. 5 out of 5

    Just Commonly

    I'm on the fence with this book. I like it but I find some areas too "matter-of-factly" like a lot of dos and don'ts, which can rub off in the wrong way. The implication that if women stay single, it's something that they've done that is wrong or that if you wait and follow everything they say, you'll be able to meet someone and live happily ever after. Not in those words, but the subtle indications just doesn't sit well with me. There are redeeming factors. I did find the ultimate truth, seekin I'm on the fence with this book. I like it but I find some areas too "matter-of-factly" like a lot of dos and don'ts, which can rub off in the wrong way. The implication that if women stay single, it's something that they've done that is wrong or that if you wait and follow everything they say, you'll be able to meet someone and live happily ever after. Not in those words, but the subtle indications just doesn't sit well with me. There are redeeming factors. I did find the ultimate truth, seeking God first, build on your relationship with Him first the key to any relationship. Young girls transforming into adulthood goes through different phases of self-consciousness and self-doubt. Messages about warding off temptations, patience, finding strength in God and building a support system is important, and every young woman needs to hear. Kyle and Kelsey, authoring "The Chase" as a married couple from different points of view, provided different perspectives and fundamentally a good resource for teens/young adults. For singular use, I worry about misinterpretations. However, I actually can see, and suggest using this book as a small group study for teens or college fellowships (Smaller the better, about 4-6 max per group). That way, the deficiencies in the book can be a source of conversation as well as the positive messages. It is also a great way to build a support system. For the full review, please visit: http://justcommonly.blogspot.com/2015... NOTE: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Revell as part of their blog tour, for an honest review.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kirsten R.

    This book was fantastic. It changed my life. I highlight so many things and I took a lot of notes. I love the honesty that Kyle and Kelsey put into their book. This book was really relatable to me and I loved how they always brought the subject back to chasing God. I highly recommend this book to all girls and women.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Micaela

    This book had a good message, but I don't think it was communicated properly and I feel like the layout could have been executed better. The main thing I was excited to hear about was Kelsey's and Kyle's love story and their struggles or joys in the relationship as it was new and i feel like that was skimmed over and over shadowed by all the many many stories about their friends bad relationship and their own bad breakups. ALSO the words slutty or skanky should NEVER be used to describe someone' This book had a good message, but I don't think it was communicated properly and I feel like the layout could have been executed better. The main thing I was excited to hear about was Kelsey's and Kyle's love story and their struggles or joys in the relationship as it was new and i feel like that was skimmed over and over shadowed by all the many many stories about their friends bad relationship and their own bad breakups. ALSO the words slutty or skanky should NEVER be used to describe someone's clothes. That could have been left out. The topic about guys being the leader started off strong until it grew into the story about the crazy girl who introduced that guy to her parents after week, and ended with saying you probably wont get the guy if you call him first. I understood what they meant to get across by this, but it was overdone and dramatic and felt like I'd never be allowed to make the first move, ever. Things I did like were the points about finding your identity and self worth in God before being in a relationship and what they said about praying for your future partner even before you've met them and as well as for good qualities about yourself. Put God first, and chase after Him. These things were good. But I feel like the book could have been so much better.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jalynn Patterson

    About the Book: Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky couldn't have dreamed a better love story for themselves had it been scripted by a bestselling novelist like Kelsey's mom, Karen Kingsbury. In fact, if you asked them, Kyle and Kelsey would name God as the author of their story. And they're glad they trusted him to write it for them. Unfortunately, too many girls hoping for their own happily-ever-after have taken matters into their own hands, chasing after boys when they should be chasing after God. And tha About the Book: Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky couldn't have dreamed a better love story for themselves had it been scripted by a bestselling novelist like Kelsey's mom, Karen Kingsbury. In fact, if you asked them, Kyle and Kelsey would name God as the author of their story. And they're glad they trusted him to write it for them. Unfortunately, too many girls hoping for their own happily-ever-after have taken matters into their own hands, chasing after boys when they should be chasing after God. And that inevitably leads to heartache, low self-esteem, and poor choices as girls give in to pressure from media and peers to look and act a certain way to attract guys. Kyle and Kelsey want girls to know that it's never too late to trust God with their love lives, that wherever they are, there's always hope for the future. Through their own story and the stories of others who long for love, they show girls how to put God first, how to value and protect their purity, how to deal with loneliness and bullying, and how to see themselves as God does--a one-in-a-million girl who deserves no less than God's best. My Review: Waiting for the man of your dreams, will probably be hardest thing any girl will face. With things like beauty, peer pressure, and needing to be liked floating all around, a girl will find herself questioning everything, even herself worth. But one question still comes to mind, what are you suppose to do while your waiting? Walk around in long skirts, turtlenecks, and complete silence? And where does God really, truly fit into all this? I enjoyed how each chapter was separated into three parts. Kelsey, Kyle, and finally them both together, tackling each subject. Kelsey gives you what she experienced, while showing you most girls, herself included, go through these many things with boys. While Kyle on the other hand, gives you the boys eye view on each topic, along with his experiences as well. The Chase is an amazing book, that tackles each of these questions. This book takes you on an adventure through the authors’ own love story. You will see how so many things play into the choice of staying pure. This book will give you a laugh at times. The Chase is a very enjoyable book and a terrific read! **Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Revell.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Hannah

    Review to come later!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Duchessbookworm

    THE BOOK TO READ. This is for Christian girls or not. If you're heartbroken or in need or relational advice this is a great book to read. If you haven't dated or you have. This is amazing. THE BOOK TO READ. This is for Christian girls or not. If you're heartbroken or in need or relational advice this is a great book to read. If you haven't dated or you have. This is amazing.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Lizzie

    SUCH a phenomenal read!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Faye

    Karen Kingsbury's daughter and her husband, Kyle share their story and advice for young singles in The Chase. This was a pleasant read, nice and done is a quick paced conversational tone. I can't really say that I read anything new in it that radically changed my views, as I would guess that if I were to sit down with the authors we would find much to agree about. It seemed to be a book directed towards teens and possibly young 20's, and directed at young singles, and teens. Overall, an enjoyable Karen Kingsbury's daughter and her husband, Kyle share their story and advice for young singles in The Chase. This was a pleasant read, nice and done is a quick paced conversational tone. I can't really say that I read anything new in it that radically changed my views, as I would guess that if I were to sit down with the authors we would find much to agree about. It seemed to be a book directed towards teens and possibly young 20's, and directed at young singles, and teens. Overall, an enjoyable read, that I would recommend more towards 12-17 year olds. A great book, about becoming the one, by seeking God before all else. I guess the one thing for me, that made the connection tough was the focus on waiting for the eventual "one" and "happily ever after" which is great, but some people may never marry, and that's OK too. I wish there had been more of a focus on that, alongside everything else, though I can see where that likely was not the purpose of the book. I liked reading about how Kelsey and Kyle met, telling stories of their childhood, and their friends to whom I could very easily compare similar situations to. I liked how they talked about the importance of staying true to your faith and beliefs, even when they are unpopular. A nice encouraging read. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

  9. 5 out of 5

    Becky Van Daniker

    All of us girls dream of our happily ever afters with our prince charming. It is so easy to become impatient instead of waiting for God’s best for us. Before you know it, you’re chasing the perfect guy and trying to write your very own love story. Your best future won’t be found in chasing boys – it’ll only come by chasing God. Kyle and Kelsey share their love story while sharing secrets for a godly relationship. Together they will show you how to put God first, protect your heart, deal with lone All of us girls dream of our happily ever afters with our prince charming. It is so easy to become impatient instead of waiting for God’s best for us. Before you know it, you’re chasing the perfect guy and trying to write your very own love story. Your best future won’t be found in chasing boys – it’ll only come by chasing God. Kyle and Kelsey share their love story while sharing secrets for a godly relationship. Together they will show you how to put God first, protect your heart, deal with loneliness and peer pressure that come along with purity, and see yourself as God does. This is a message that is geared towards teen girls, but it is a must-read for single girls of all ages everywhere! It will make you feel as if you’re talking with a best friend. Sometimes it can be really hard to understand guys so it’s really neat when Kyle shares. This book can be used either for individual use or within a group setting. It will stir some awesome discussions. I’m so excited for this book and can’t wait to see how it impacts the lives of other readers! Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Gracey

    Can't even explain how amazing this book is. You definitely don't want to miss it! Touched my heart. God's hand is seriously behind this book. Such encouraging words & stories! Loved every second of it! I literally couldn't put the book down! Can't even explain how amazing this book is. You definitely don't want to miss it! Touched my heart. God's hand is seriously behind this book. Such encouraging words & stories! Loved every second of it! I literally couldn't put the book down!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    My friend Julianne created a new chat with me and another friend (Molly) and told us she had The Chase out at the moment if we wanted to read too and discuss it. I asked her why I should read it because I didn't know what it was, so what was so good that I should jump in? Then Molly sent the cover and I got super excited because I DID want to read this book. Between reading Karen Kingsbury's Baxter books (21 or so of them) and being an Anthem Lights fan, I know about Kyle and Kelsey's story, at My friend Julianne created a new chat with me and another friend (Molly) and told us she had The Chase out at the moment if we wanted to read too and discuss it. I asked her why I should read it because I didn't know what it was, so what was so good that I should jump in? Then Molly sent the cover and I got super excited because I DID want to read this book. Between reading Karen Kingsbury's Baxter books (21 or so of them) and being an Anthem Lights fan, I know about Kyle and Kelsey's story, at least the cursory story of them meeting by chance at a concert. Their story totally sounds like a fictional book or movie plot!! Things I Liked About This Book - I really appreciate that both Kyle and Kelsey shared about how hard waiting was sometimes and how lonely it could get. They were honest about forming and staying in relationships simply because they wanted that other person in their life. - After 2 chapters (and some other events in my life recently), I was feeling pretty discouraged about romance and marriage in general. Then I read Chapter 3 and it was perfect timing. That chapter (and then throughout the book) they talked about God's perfect timing and how He knows all your dreams and desires and He also knows what is best for you and what you need. It was very encouraging to me. - I liked the emphasis on chasing God and becoming the person He is making you. I forget who said it, but they talked about not only praying for your spouse (a very good thing to do, especially when you are feeling lonely and longing for them) but then asking God to work on you to become the person your spouse needs! Things I Didn't Like As Much - Approaching things as though it was a fairy tale and girls are princesses has pitfalls. I totally get the reasoning behind it and yes, you are so special to God and you should not let anyone (guy or otherwise) treat you badly or devalue you, but the princess mentality is kind of dangerous. - Jeremiah 29:11 living. God has plans, yes, but this verse is kind of misapplied and misunderstood by the Christian culture. Again, I get what they were trying to say, but it came across poorly. - The soulmate idea. I felt like Kyle and Kelsey talked about the person you marry in a "soulmate" kind of way. I think that also has pitfalls if you mean God has only one person for you. If you mean that God knows you are going to marry, SURE! Of course He does. But He didn't make one person expressly for you. Overall, this book didn't have anything new that I hadn't heard before. It is rather a simple book, nothing deep or profound, but I think it can be helpful to revisit these things now and again to keep them in the forefront of your mind. I'm glad I read it. Kyle and Kelsey have some good things to say. I'd even recommend it and let my own daughter read it (someday), but I'd discuss it with her and recommend moms discuss it with their girls.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Becky Ames

    I got to see Kyle & Kelsey speak when they were touring with her mom a few years ago. I knew then they had an amazing love story designed by God. This book was so good and in a few years I will have my daughter read it. A great book for students too. Chase after God and He will show you how amazing His plans are for your life.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Dean

    The Chase: Trusting God with Your Happily Ever After By: Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky From a Great-Aunt's point of view: I am 45 years old and 24 years ago this August 31st, I found my Happily Ever After. Back then, growing up and while looking for love, we were loving God, trusting God and honoring God in all we did. We made mistakes along the way and we didn't chase God before chasing our guy. My guy and I met in October, engaged in February and married in August. Our families supported us and loved The Chase: Trusting God with Your Happily Ever After By: Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky From a Great-Aunt's point of view: I am 45 years old and 24 years ago this August 31st, I found my Happily Ever After. Back then, growing up and while looking for love, we were loving God, trusting God and honoring God in all we did. We made mistakes along the way and we didn't chase God before chasing our guy. My guy and I met in October, engaged in February and married in August. Our families supported us and loved us. We both shared the same faith and our 24 years together has been so amazing. Special in every way and he's my Prince Charming and I'm his Princess. My husband honors me, loves me and encourages me to be the best person I can be. He stands by me through thick and thin. He's always showing me in small and big ways how much he loves me. I think it's so special as he still gets occasional 'shout outs' from elders thanking him for for opening my car door. Yep, to this day, he still does that. We still hold hands going to sleep each night. We still share our love for each other in so many ways. And that will continue as he is my forever!! One thing we never had was a child. I think to myself, wow, if we had a child even a year after we were married, I may be planning a wedding today or even be a grandparent or even have a child in high school. It's kinda scary. It's scary in the way that I would be scared for my child or grandchild growing up in the world the way it is today. Peer pressure, politics, social media....all those things. I do not know first hand what that is like for my own child. But we do have an 8 year old great-niece, whom we are extremely close too, growing up in today's world. In 5 more years she'll be entering her teenage years. Wow, it's so hard to imagine what it's going to be like for her. It's going to be tough, I know. How do you say the right things?, how do you know what the right things to do for her are? Showing her faith, trust, responsibility, loving, caring and sharing along the way goes a long way. Helping to guide her to the unconditional love of our Heavenly Father, our God, is the first step as He will guide her, keep her heart secure and bring joy to her life. Family and friends can do that but God will never forsake or hurt her. He will love her no matter what. Showing her God's love in what we do and being the greatest example for her. Showing her how purity is the greatest gift God has given us. Saving herself for marriage, for her Prince Charming, that's priceless. After reading The Chase, I have a peace about the scariness that she may face growing up. That peace of knowing there is the ministry of Kyle and Kelsey through their stories they shared through this book that will help my great-niece and help guide her to chasing after God and trusting in Him to bring her love in her happily ever after guy in today's world. Even 5 years from now, when she is arriving her teenage years, Kyle and Kelsey's ministry will change her heart in so many ways. Ways that maybe I could not do as the world is so different than it was when I was in my teenage years. Back then it was easier. I am forever grateful that my great-niece will have role models like Kyle and Kelsey through their ministry that she can hold near to her heart and help her know that God loves her and trusting Him, believing in Him will bring her a world of happiness, love and her very own special Prince Charming. To show her purity is a treasured gift. The Chase is beautifully written to help all girls and guys do just that. The Chase is for every girl, every boy, every Mom and Dad, every Aunt and Uncle to share with their loved ones growing up in the hardships and pressures of today's society. Share The Chase far and wide and lets help our loved ones to Chase after Him and trust in Him with their happily ever after!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Nova

    After reading this and thinking it over, and then reading another book on a similar topic, I had to drop the rating for this book. The topic covered in The Chase is a big one among some Christians, which is how to wait for the relationship God has for you and how to use that waiting time to chase God. Right away, something that really bothered me about The Chase were some of the very personal examples used to make points. These examples were true stories about the lives of people the authors kne After reading this and thinking it over, and then reading another book on a similar topic, I had to drop the rating for this book. The topic covered in The Chase is a big one among some Christians, which is how to wait for the relationship God has for you and how to use that waiting time to chase God. Right away, something that really bothered me about The Chase were some of the very personal examples used to make points. These examples were true stories about the lives of people the authors knew and the big mistakes they made in relationships. Some of these were so detailed and embarrassing, that I wondered and was concerned if perhaps the authors did not ask these people if they could share their personal stories beforehand. I assume not. A lot of it seemed like gossip to me. The more time I've had to think about this book, the less I like it. The focus is on a lot of negative examples - what not to do, how not to act. I really hope that the people the authors were writing about do not pick this book up and realize that their personal lives have been opened up to readers around the world. Likewise, this book seems to guarantee marriage as long as you have the desire, and I think this is not true for everyone. To promise this to readers, when one can't know about any one person's life, is not the correct advice. Some readers know what I mean. You have faithfully prayed and lived for the Lord, and waited. While you were waiting, others were praying for you about this, but it still has not happened. For some it may not happen. For some, it may, but there's no guarantee like this book seems to declare. it's always strange to me to read a book by people who hardly had to wait long at all for marriage and then write as though they waited for years and years. These young people who wrote this book were also young when they married. So for those of us who have waited a long time(let's just leave it at that) you might find this hard to relate to. On a more positive note, there was some good advice, such as not dating outside of your religion, or missionional dating (hoping to convert someone through dating - don't do it!). I would say this is probably more geared at teens, but I still wouldn't recommend it.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Emma M

    This book is definitely one of the BEST books I have ever read! I learned so many important life skills throughout this amazing book and I have a list with the friends of whom I want to pass this book on to. Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky are an adorable couple with an incredible love story and inspirational journey on how they met. One very important life skill -in my opinion- I learned is to practice the power of prayer. I learned that it's very important to pray for your future spouse and to trust This book is definitely one of the BEST books I have ever read! I learned so many important life skills throughout this amazing book and I have a list with the friends of whom I want to pass this book on to. Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky are an adorable couple with an incredible love story and inspirational journey on how they met. One very important life skill -in my opinion- I learned is to practice the power of prayer. I learned that it's very important to pray for your future spouse and to trust God with who He will bring into your life and to let Him show why He placed them into your life. Both Kyle and Kelsey prayed for each other their entire lives... even though they had no idea who they were at the time and sometimes doubted if they were even real. They wrote letters to each other and saved them to give to each other once it was time for them to get married. This lesson specifically stood out to me because I realized how important it is to constantly pray for your future soul mate. Whether you already know them or they live 5,000 miles away from you he/she is there waiting for you! All loves stories are different for EVERYONE!! I believe that if it is meant to be, God will cross your paths and direct you into a relationship that points the Glory back to Him; that's the relationship I long for and I do believe that it will happen one day. The Kupecky's described how lonely they would feel sometimes and the heartache they felt going through a brake up. All those sad emotions were worth it in the end when they knew they were meant to be together forever and got married only six months after they met. I will always remember this book when I am involved in Christian relationships. It gave me hope to remember that God has a plan specifically for me and it's special because it's different from anybody else. From this day on, I am committed to praying for my future husband and that his relationships with God only gets stronger. I recommend this book a most certain 10/10!1

  16. 5 out of 5

    Vanessa Mussatti

    I rate this book a 4 out of 5 stars. I'm not big on nonfiction books but as I was looking for one to read for my nonfiction requirement, this one sparked my interest. I chose this book because I love books with a cute love story. This book had so many great, inspiring advice. I agree with other goodreaders, Kelsey and Kyle's love story could be from a fairy tale. This book was SO relatable and I loved how honest Kyle and Kelsey were about their whole lives. I really liked hearing their real life I rate this book a 4 out of 5 stars. I'm not big on nonfiction books but as I was looking for one to read for my nonfiction requirement, this one sparked my interest. I chose this book because I love books with a cute love story. This book had so many great, inspiring advice. I agree with other goodreaders, Kelsey and Kyle's love story could be from a fairy tale. This book was SO relatable and I loved how honest Kyle and Kelsey were about their whole lives. I really liked hearing their real life personal experience and their friends or classmates experiences. They all tied together so nicely. I recommend this book to all girls and women because it's really encouraging to hear Kelsey and Kyle taught about not setting for a guy, to chase after God,telling the reader God has this amazing plan for each of us and so much more. The whole book just seriously has such great life advice. And everything they tell you in this book ties back to God and or the Bible. I've never read a book like this and I thought this was a unique and different style of writing for me. Kyle and Kelsey have such a beautiful love story and I really enjoyed hearing their story and their friends stories that they added in. They also had many great quotes throughout the book which I really liked.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Joy Marie

    This book is written with teens and young adults in mind. I'm 27 and very much single. I knew when I bought this book that it would be geared towards kids a little bit younger than me. That being said, I still loved every bit of it. I only wish it had been written 10 years ago, before I'd dated my high school boyfriend. It might have saved me a lot of heartache. I loved reading about Kyle and Kelsey's happily ever after and hope to have my own one day. I liked how with each chapter, Kelsey would This book is written with teens and young adults in mind. I'm 27 and very much single. I knew when I bought this book that it would be geared towards kids a little bit younger than me. That being said, I still loved every bit of it. I only wish it had been written 10 years ago, before I'd dated my high school boyfriend. It might have saved me a lot of heartache. I loved reading about Kyle and Kelsey's happily ever after and hope to have my own one day. I liked how with each chapter, Kelsey would give her thoughts about the subject, then Kyle would give his. They had different perspectives and ideas I may not have considered or thought about before. I really enjoyed reading this book, and plan to get it for my 12 year old niece when she gets a little older. Must read for every teen or college age girl. Now they need to write one for the guys.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Alecia Simersky

    I loved this book and would recommend it to any young girl. It would be perfect as a youth group book. I appreciated the his/her perspective. It allows girls to see what the guy is really thinking! I wish I would have read this book when I was young girl about to start dating. Kyle and Kelsey give wonderful, God-given advice that will be very useful for young girls to think about as they navigate their way through relationships.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Micaela

    While they made some excellent points, I didn't agree with everything they said, such as "No, of course[it is not wrong to date]. I dated several guys before meeting Kyle. Some people might disagree with me on this, but I think it's important to date to see what kind of guy you like." found on pg. 166 While they made some excellent points, I didn't agree with everything they said, such as "No, of course[it is not wrong to date]. I dated several guys before meeting Kyle. Some people might disagree with me on this, but I think it's important to date to see what kind of guy you like." found on pg. 166

  20. 5 out of 5

    Halee

    Very good book! Alot of girls need to hear this message!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jodi Janz

    Got a daughter? Granddaughter? Or maybe a female friend whose sights are set on finding that "right" guy? Then check out this new book from Kelsey and Kyle Kupecky. It is a fun read for young girls all the way up to the not-so-young. I would not recommend for girls younger than twelve or thirteen personally. However it would depend on where their heart is. If it’s all about chasing guys ... then get it now! Kelsey is the daughter of well-known Christian fiction author Karen Kingsbury. She grew up lo Got a daughter? Granddaughter? Or maybe a female friend whose sights are set on finding that "right" guy? Then check out this new book from Kelsey and Kyle Kupecky. It is a fun read for young girls all the way up to the not-so-young. I would not recommend for girls younger than twelve or thirteen personally. However it would depend on where their heart is. If it’s all about chasing guys ... then get it now! Kelsey is the daughter of well-known Christian fiction author Karen Kingsbury. She grew up longing for her own "love story". And she got it. In her first ever book, Kelsey tells about learning to focus on God ... not on who the next guy in her life could be. That coupled with some great teaching from her parents set the stage for her to anticipate God's guy for her fairy tale. Kyle Kupecky is a Christian recording artist. He also had a great stage set for him about looking forward to a future written by God's hand and not his own. Together this young couple writes a book, from their hearts, to young girls everywhere about chasing after the right Thing. The book is a light and easy read filled with tons of personal stories. Both Kelsey and Kyle give their thoughts - a unique aspect for girls everywhere to have some insight in a guy's heart and mind in regards to dating and girls. Kelsey imparts great wisdom for girls and young women everywhere, while Kyle brings in scripture and a guy's thoughts. The book isn't your typical "save yourself till marriage" message. This is a nice detour down a little broader path. It's about where to focus your heart. Because if you focus it on God, He will take care of the rest. So, eyes on Him, not on the boys in your math class and let God write your "Happily Ever After". Kyle and Kelsey give some very compelling stories and evidence that God had plans for them back before they even began dreaming of "the one". A very cool story to tell. I already have a few young girls in my life that would benefit from this book and message. Overall, I enjoyed this book. I do however have one comment to add that I hope will give insight but not deter you from the valuable piece that this book truly is. I wanted to read this book with my daughter, who is turning twenty. She was in a dating relationship and we wanted to find a book that would help steer her heart in the right direction. I was thankful I read it first. There is nothing inappropriate in this book - or anything you wouldn't want your daughters or granddaughters to read, it is just a very different take than my daughter can relate to. See, she is in college and in her very first dating experience. Kyle and Kelsey tell a wonderful story of how God orchestrated their lives to come together, but neither of them refrained from dating through high school. The entire book is filled with stories of the guys and girls who went wrong. Just not the kind of thing that is helpful for my daughter at this time. So, my advice ... judge where the girl in your life is at. If she is chasing guys and not God then this is a fantastic read. Definitely. No doubt about it. However, for girls like my daughter - it is all good information and excellent advice, but the stories of dates gone wrong and guys not worth it wasn't quite what we were looking for. What my daughter can take away from this book is that God is a far better author for our love stories that we can ever be. So, wait. Rest. And most of all chase after His heart and let him take care of yours. Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Prairie Sky Book Reviews

    The Chase: Trusting God with Your Happily Ever After is a unique, fun and breezy little book written by a young husband-and-wife duo, and aimed towards an audience of teenage girls and college-age young women. Friendly, Christian-based advice on relationships, romance, and living your own happily-ever-after story are the main cornerstones of purpose for this book. The two perspectives add dimension to the insights and personal stories, but the overall tone remains very light and bubbly… At times The Chase: Trusting God with Your Happily Ever After is a unique, fun and breezy little book written by a young husband-and-wife duo, and aimed towards an audience of teenage girls and college-age young women. Friendly, Christian-based advice on relationships, romance, and living your own happily-ever-after story are the main cornerstones of purpose for this book. The two perspectives add dimension to the insights and personal stories, but the overall tone remains very light and bubbly… At times so light and bubbly that older members of the target audience may find it slightly juvenile and repetitive. On the flipside, however, some of the content is arguably too mature for very young ladies, especially in the chapter entitled “Worth the Wait”. Many of the thoughts that Kyle and Kelsey share in this section of the book were, for me, uncomfortable to read and I was disappointed to see a specific word pop up in the sentences over and over again. Of course, I understand that in many circumstances today girls NEED to read insight like this from a Christian viewpoint. However, I have found there to be very few books about relationships available for young women who wish to avoid this topic, and focus instead on how to nurture godly relationships before marriage. I was hoping The Chase might be one of those, but I was sadly mistaken. Apart from the issue mentioned above, this book DOES contain much in the way of good advice, encouragement, and hope. Certainly the authors strive to honor God with their words, and to help girls chase after God first and foremost in their lives. Prayer and faith play significant roles in their guidance, and I appreciated this. However their words also contain some controversial ideas, such as the view that dating multiple different people is a good thing, to “see what kind of guy you like”. They also never mention anything about the practice of courtship, and never share wisdom or understanding for the women who God does not intend to be married. Overall, I am very torn about this book. At times it seemed filled with hope and encouragement, but at other times it included too many uncomfortable topics and so much baggage in the stories that I was wished I hadn’t read it. If you are looking for a book that will appeal to the majority of Christian youth, who must endure the typical high school and college scene every day, this is undoubtedly the book for you. However if you are searching for a book that steps outside the normal mold of relationship advice for young women, I recommend looking elsewhere. I am grateful to have received a copy of this book, free of charge, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Nneka Ngene

    I'm almost done with this an need to write this out before I forget. This book *eye rolling* I think 2.5 stars should suffice. I've been trying to think about what I liked about this book. I did like that they talked about their relationship although it was very surface level talk and sounded all glittery and cute, much like they were living in a bubble. I didn't like: - They talked a lot about other people's relationships and how they did this and that wrong. In my mind I'm like, "is is your busin I'm almost done with this an need to write this out before I forget. This book *eye rolling* I think 2.5 stars should suffice. I've been trying to think about what I liked about this book. I did like that they talked about their relationship although it was very surface level talk and sounded all glittery and cute, much like they were living in a bubble. I didn't like: - They talked a lot about other people's relationships and how they did this and that wrong. In my mind I'm like, "is is your business?". I can understand that when you use this on your own self and learn from it. But to start sharing the relationships of other people (except it's all fictional to fill up space) and how they did this and that wrong just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. - They didn't seem to have much to talk about which is why I think they needed to use the experiences of other people to fill up space. - I DO NOT LIKE how Kyle described a girl he dated. It was so condescending and downright disrespectful especially because he was comparing her to Kelsey. Case in point, he dated a girl who preferred to wear less clothing. He described her dressing as "skanky" and how she was drawing too much bad attention to herself. He went on to talk about how guys do in fact dislike when a girl tries too be too sexy. Something about how they always end up talking about her behind her back. He went on to say how modesty is sexy (major eye roll), how you shouldn't bare all "your goods" and should always leave some "mystery" because guys love mystery. First of all, what makes guys think that women dress to impress them? It's so annoying. Modesty culture is so frustrating and does a lot of harm. If a guy is going to look at you and "stumble" it's not necessarily because you're wearing a 2 piece. Guys should learn to control themselves and stop putting the onus on women. - The whole idea of chasing and pursuing women just makes it all sound like we're a piece of meat, but I'm still working through why it doesn't sit well with me. He talked a lot about allowing the men lead and affirming them then the men giving the women love and respect. Lots of eye rolling christianese sha. Encourage your men, affirm them, let them lead, listen to them bla bla. I'm just thinking why is there so much emphasis on this for the men, isn't this a both ways type thing? It's an ok book. I just wished they talked more about themselves and experiences rather than about others. For people who kept emphasizing they are not perfect, they sure spent a lot of time point out the fault of others. To each his own sha. I do agree that we should trust God with our happily ever after, have high standards and def keep "a list".

  24. 5 out of 5

    Mackenzie Carol

    The Chase is a wonderful book all about trusting God with your happily ever after. As someone who has yet to find mine, this book was a big deal for me. Reading great advice about chasing God, staying away from unhealthy relationships, and always building your guy up were inspiring, and I loved the insight into how guys think. With chapters like “God First”, “The List”, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T”, and “Just Haven’t Met You Yet”, this book really did cover all of the bases, and it was full of examples of h The Chase is a wonderful book all about trusting God with your happily ever after. As someone who has yet to find mine, this book was a big deal for me. Reading great advice about chasing God, staying away from unhealthy relationships, and always building your guy up were inspiring, and I loved the insight into how guys think. With chapters like “God First”, “The List”, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T”, and “Just Haven’t Met You Yet”, this book really did cover all of the bases, and it was full of examples of how things were done differently and how painful that was for the couples involved. I felt like that gave girls another reason to try their hardest to do things the right way, and I am sure it was super encouraging. Along with all of the great advice and ways to apply it to your life, I really enjoyed getting to learn all about Kyle and Kelsey’s story. They really do have a fairy-tale relationship, and it was super sweet to read about how much they love each other. I know you are not supposed to compare your relationship to anyone else’s, but I hope I have a fairy-tale too someday. They both really chased the Lord leading up to the day they met, and I don’t think their relationship would have worked out so well as it did, if they even started dating at all, if it weren’t for their dedication to Christ. It was inspiring to hear and actual success story, as it made it so much easier to believe that what they were advising was actually doable. And I also just love that they took on the project of writing a book like this. I cannot help but give The Chase all five bookshelves, because it is such a good book for girls, and women, who are waiting for their princes. It is sure to strengthen their relationships with the Lord, inspire them to wait until the right man chases them, and show them how to go about having a Christ-filled relationship with the man of their dreams. I applaud Kyle and Kelsey for a job well done, and cannot wait to see what the future holds for the both of them, especially when it comes to their ministry! I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. (This review is from my blog, spreadinghisgrace.blogspot.com)

  25. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    How can a guy who doesn't know Jesus understand the spiritual depth of your heart?--Kyle Kupecky After finishing The Chase by Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky last night, I have been more honest with myself about past relationships, and waiting for the guy God has for me. From my early teens, I have always wanted a boyfriend. Someone I could feel protected with. Laugh with. Share with. Love with. Hope with. (All of these sound very cliche, but true.) In the relationships I have had with guys, I always felt How can a guy who doesn't know Jesus understand the spiritual depth of your heart?--Kyle Kupecky After finishing The Chase by Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky last night, I have been more honest with myself about past relationships, and waiting for the guy God has for me. From my early teens, I have always wanted a boyfriend. Someone I could feel protected with. Laugh with. Share with. Love with. Hope with. (All of these sound very cliche, but true.) In the relationships I have had with guys, I always felt unfilled and never knew why. Sure, I loved the hand holding. Being wrapped in someone’s arms. The kissing. Long talks. Being told I was beautiful over and over. Jesus was always missing though. And I never knew because I didn't know Him. Or that relationships without Him at the center, fail. Even though this book is targeted toward high school girls, I loved how Kyle and Kelsey wrote this to appeal to any girl. I found the telling of their story in both prospectives refreshing. I looked forward to the a dice and encouragement Kyle gave in each chapter. Some of my favorite pieces were: Girls, the right guy will place significance on your character, confidence, and passion for Jesus. When a godly guy is leading, the girl is heard and put first. Be defined by God’s love. Kelsey had great encouragement as well. A question she posed in the book that I was compelled to write down: Is beauty the most important thing? She then went onto list three messages the world sends out. My favorite being, Inner beauty doesn't catch anyone’s eye. This made think of the verse in the Bible that says man looks at the outer appearance, while the Lord looks at the heart. It’s easy for me to be wooed by what a guy looks like on the outside. What he says. But at the heart, I always want to know about the depth of the guy, if words lead to action. I’ve been fooled by a guy’s words, but still hoped his heart told a different story. After reading this book. I’ve had talks with God about beautiful I’m choosing to wait for. A man who will lead, love, and run to God with me. *I was given a copy of The Chase in exchange for my honest opinion*

  26. 5 out of 5

    Audra Falk

    In this book, Kelsey and Kyle offer advice on navigating dating and periods of singleness during the high school, college, and young-adult years. I suppose you could call it a dating-advice book, but it is really about shifting priorities from chasing boys/boyfriends to chasing after Jesus. The book is equally voiced by Kyle and Kelsey, but I feel it will primarily appeal to girl readers; and while it addresses middle school, high school, and college, I feel it is probably most concerned with th In this book, Kelsey and Kyle offer advice on navigating dating and periods of singleness during the high school, college, and young-adult years. I suppose you could call it a dating-advice book, but it is really about shifting priorities from chasing boys/boyfriends to chasing after Jesus. The book is equally voiced by Kyle and Kelsey, but I feel it will primarily appeal to girl readers; and while it addresses middle school, high school, and college, I feel it is probably most concerned with the high-school years. Kyle and Kelsey use a mix of their own experiences and friends' stories to explain different topics in a way that is interesting and keeps the reader's attention. While much of their dating advice may be considered old-fashioned (such as letting the guy make the first move in a relationship), Kyle and Kelsey are also well-aware of the new dating scene teens face, including the significant impacts social media and texting has made on relationships. Subsequently, and what I find most helpful about this book, "The Chase" is written in a way that takes time-honored dating traditions and makes them relevant to today's younger generation. There was something I appreciated about every chapter in the book, but in particular, I felt the chapter on Purity was handled very well. It was not at all graphic. It offered encouragement to girls and guys committed to saving themselves for their future spouses, and it offered grace to those who have already made mistakes in the past. It repeatedly emphasizes how God offers everyone a "new start" when one repents and makes a change. I read this book to preview it before giving it to my pre-teen daughter. I definitely endorse everything in this book. I also appreciated reading it myself because so much has changed since I was in high school, and I feel like I learned a lot about the different kinds of pressures and challenges my girls will be facing.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Tima

    Kyle, a Christian recording artist, and Kelsey, a Christian actress and the daughter of a well know author began preparing for their future spouse when they were thirteen. The book begins and ends with their love story. But in between the story is a beautiful outline on how to start trusting in God to help you find the one you are meant to be with. The authors use personal illustrations and stories about friends to illustrate their points. Scripture and well thought out advice give the reader a Kyle, a Christian recording artist, and Kelsey, a Christian actress and the daughter of a well know author began preparing for their future spouse when they were thirteen. The book begins and ends with their love story. But in between the story is a beautiful outline on how to start trusting in God to help you find the one you are meant to be with. The authors use personal illustrations and stories about friends to illustrate their points. Scripture and well thought out advice give the reader a clear path to follow. I've been married for 19 years. So technically this book doesn't apply to me. But I was still able to glean some useful information from it and I enjoyed reading the book. And I can honestly say, that while this couple has not been married long, they have a wonderful and correct concept of the process to finding the person that God wants you to have and preparing for a marriage that blesses Him. I would recommend this book to anyone who is still looking for that special someone and will be keeping it for my children to read when they get older. The authors used relevant and culturally current information that will appeal to the teen and young adult that this book targets. I received this book free of charge from Revell Reads in exchange for my honest review.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kayla

    3.5 Stars I liked the overall message of the book and read it very quickly, but there are a few things I do not agree with. "Our culture tells us girls to go after the guy and call him first. So many messages are thrown at us to be forward. That's completely backwards" (p. 81). I think THAT is backwards. I don't understand why the authors are telling girls they shouldn't initiate or be forward about ANYTHING in a relationship. "Ladies, if you try to control a relationship and maneuver it to the s 3.5 Stars I liked the overall message of the book and read it very quickly, but there are a few things I do not agree with. "Our culture tells us girls to go after the guy and call him first. So many messages are thrown at us to be forward. That's completely backwards" (p. 81). I think THAT is backwards. I don't understand why the authors are telling girls they shouldn't initiate or be forward about ANYTHING in a relationship. "Ladies, if you try to control a relationship and maneuver it to the speed you want it to go, it will end in heartbreak. Let the guy lead" (p. 104). Aren't relationships supposed to be mutual and not one-sided? Both parties should be open about how they want a relationship to be paced. I found an article from Relevant Magazine that argues this idea of men leading a relationship that I think sums up my frustration pretty well: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/life/... Great quote from this article: "God calls us to guard our hearts, and that means taking responsibility for our lives and relationships, not just "waiting on men."

  29. 4 out of 5

    Danae

    The book does have a lot of great advice that I think all women can leave with: choose God first, trust him with your relationships and your future, and pray for your future spouse. However, I do agree with other reviews that the way it's written and some of the points they make can rub the wrong way, such as when Kyle described women's clothing as "slutty/skanky". (Nothing like telling men to respect women on one page then objectifying them on the next.) The majority of the book is "do all these The book does have a lot of great advice that I think all women can leave with: choose God first, trust him with your relationships and your future, and pray for your future spouse. However, I do agree with other reviews that the way it's written and some of the points they make can rub the wrong way, such as when Kyle described women's clothing as "slutty/skanky". (Nothing like telling men to respect women on one page then objectifying them on the next.) The majority of the book is "do all these things and if you do it right, and then you'll find your dream guy/girl" when in reality it's not quite so cut and dry. I found the writing to be a bit clunky to get through at times. Some stories they go into to make their points are written pretty awkwardly. It also gets pretty sappy at times, but if you like that kind of writing, more power to you. This is definitely a book geared towards the middle school and high school aged girls. I'm almost 23, and have been out of college & working for a year now, so it felt childish to me, but I think younger girls could get some good advice out of it.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Hailey

    This book is a story about the love story between Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky. They discuss letting God take control of your love life in order to get your perfect happily ever after that God has in store for you. Kyle and Kelsey both share their thoughts on relationships and give advice to girls from both perspectives. I LOVE this book so much. It diminishes a lot of the myths culture tells girls that they need to do in order to get a boyfriend or their Prince Charming. It changed my whole view on This book is a story about the love story between Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky. They discuss letting God take control of your love life in order to get your perfect happily ever after that God has in store for you. Kyle and Kelsey both share their thoughts on relationships and give advice to girls from both perspectives. I LOVE this book so much. It diminishes a lot of the myths culture tells girls that they need to do in order to get a boyfriend or their Prince Charming. It changed my whole view on dating and how to go about dating. It really emphasizes the prayer life you need to have for your future spouse. I also really enjoyed the boy ad girl side of the book. It is such an easy read, I read it in 2 days. I wouldn't necessarily put this in a classroom, but I think its a good book to recommend to young girls all the way up to older girls. I would have it in my own library for myself.

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