Monday, September 26, 2011

What is He Thinking? Review and Giveaway

Rebecca St. James has been a recording artist for years.  You can check out some of her videos here:  http://www.youtube.com/rsjchannel  She's also published a few books, and her latest is What Is He Thinking??: What Guys Want Us to Know About Dating, Love, and Marriage .   This book is 155 pages consisting of answers she gleaned by talking to different men, most in the 20-35 age group, although she did interview men who had been married for a long time to see what they had to say about dating.  This was a great book that covered many questions I had about men (and boys) when I was younger!



She covers things such as flirting, turn-offs, physical boundaries (she was very outspoken before marriage that she was saving herself for her husband), spiritual connection, and more.

This book was a quick (and interesting) read.  It was fun to see how different men had different ideas, especially how that related to their age -- as well as where their opinions were the same.  As a single thirty-something, I'm not sure it really taught me anything I didn't already seem to know, but it was still an enjoyable read.  This would be a great book for a Christian teen girl.

The strengths of this book were the interviews, of course, since that's what the book is based on.  I also liked that she included her survey questions in the back of the book.  (That's the sociology geek coming out in me!)  Additionally, I enjoyed the style of the writing -- it felt like a letter from her, or possibly sitting down and having a cup of tea with this fascinating lady.

The only thing I disliked was so many comments from her Facebook page because some of the questions and comments raised were great, and she didn't address some of them.  Even so, this is a great book, and I would highly recommend it for any single female Christian. 

You can read the first 10% of the book by clicking here:  http://goo.gl/BWgEs

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About "What Is He Thinking??"


In WHAT IS HE THINKING??, Rebecca interviews a range of men from high-profile types to the guys next door, men that every woman can relate to. Although the interviews focus on single guys ages 20-35, Rebecca also includes words of wisdom from older mentors she respects who have been successfully married for years, people like her dad, life coach, and pastor.

The men share their thoughts on topics like how women can respect themselves and the men in their lives, modesty, purity, taking it slow, friendship, letting guys lead, and more. This book gives them the floor to say what they would really like women to know.

The men respond candidly to questions such as:

What is the most attractive quality to you in a woman?

Is modesty truly attractive?

Is neediness a turn-off?

What do you find beautiful?

How can we be dependent on God for our identity, not on you?

How can we help you with boundaries physically?

Rebecca also discusses her own dating life, speaking openly about the single life, her struggle with loneliness, and her hope for the future. She challenges women to see the men in their lives as brothers in Christ and to trust God with their dating lives.
About Rebecca
Australian born Rebecca St. James is a Grammy Award winner and a multiple Dove Award recipient, with international success that has driven her record sales into the millions. In January 2008, she was named Favorite Female Artist in Contemporary Christian Music by readers of CCM Magazine for the seventh consecutive year. Rebecca also won Best Female Artist of 2007 from Christianitytoday.com-her fifth consecutive year to be given this honor. She's been involved in several film productions and voiced the character of Hope the Angel in VeggieTales' bestselling DVD production The Easter Carol. You can read more about Rebecca on her official Web site: http://www.rsjames.com/ or on her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/RSJames.

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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."

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And now for the giveaway:

I have been given the opportunity to give a DVD away to one of my readers.


The giveaway lasts until October 11 at 11:59 Eastern Time, open only to the USA.

Please leave a separate comment for each way you enter as I use random.org to pick my winners.

Winners have 48 hours after being contacted to respond or I'll pick other winners.

Please leave contact information in your comment if it's not in your blogger profile so I will have a way of contacting you if you win. 

Ways to enter:

#Win What Is He Thinking book about single Christian men by Rebecca St James @jenndiggy Ends 10/11 #Giveaway http://bit.ly/njiqsa

28 comments:

  1. I was once on a date where the guy was driving down the wrong side of the road. Kind of funny now, but not then. It was accidental!

    aniwilsonintx at hotmail dot com

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  2. I like Rebecca on FB as Ani G W.

    aniwilsonintx at hotmail dot com

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  3. I follow Rebecca on twitter @aniheartsjapan.

    aniwilsonintx at hotmail dot com

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  4. I learned that Rebecca is in one of the Veggie Tales movies! :)

    aniwilsonintx at hotmail dot com

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  5. I am a GFC follower as ani hearts japan.

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  6. I follow your blog on GFC and like you both on Facebook! I would love to win this! My husband bought me a snicker doodle cookie and a coke and put a note on it asking me for a date. It was so sweet. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters
    bored2quickly@hotmail.com

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  7. On my first date with my husband we took seperate cars from the restaurant to the place where we were going to hang out before the movie. Unfortunately, I had a flat tire and no way to call him and let him know why I wasn't there. By the time I got the spare on and made it he thought I had ditched him in the middle of the date. Almost seven years later we are married with three daughters.

    Tara H
    minkynopants at hotmail dot com

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  8. I was sick so instead of going to a movie, he rented my favorite movie and we watched it together at home! He even made me microwave popcorn
    junegirl26 at hotmail dot com

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  9. She is also a Christian recording artist and she comes from Australia

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  10. My first date was to the airport to watch planes land and take off At the time I thought is was romantic lol



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  11. Liked rebecca on facebook!

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  12. A guy once broke up with me via text message. Lol. Thanks for the giveaway.

    President(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. GFC follower-traceyj40
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  14. i had a guy stop in the middle of the road to pick me some flowers, just because i said i liked them.
    traceyj40@sbcglobal.net

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  15. Google follower-so imature on my part one of my blind dates was so bad I left early-through the bar bathroom window.
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  16. Wendy timed the carriage ride just as we were coming out of the restaurant!

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  17. I was on a date at the movies with my boyfriend and by the time the movie my arm fell asleep
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  18. I like Rebecca St James on facebook ERin Cook
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  19. following Rebecca St. James on twitter @cooks1978
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  20. I like Rebecca St. James on facebook. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  21. GFC follower cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  22. one time i went on a date with a guy that turned out to be gay, that was funny!
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  23. My husband and I met and he took me to SONIC for our first date then we went to downtown Charleston...

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  24. My exbf told me right away he was bi... it was funny crap and certainly not right to be the first thing out of his mouth :P myanjim@yahoo.com

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  25. i like rebecca st james on facebook

    jim.coyne2@verizon.net

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  26. i follow rebecca st james on twitter

    @JCoyne1031

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  27. i tweeted

    https://twitter.com/#!/JCoyne1031/status/123937553400344578

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