A Beautiful Season

Finding Your Identity in Christ After a Dating Relationship Ends

Christian - Living
144 Pages
Reviewed on 02/05/2016
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Author Biography

Alexandra, "Alex", J. Savage grew up in Midland and Southlake Texas. She attended The University of Tulsa (TU) where she majored in Elementary Education with a minor in Creative Writing. She went on to obtain her Master's degree in Math and Science Education. Alex is now a third grade math and science teacher.

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Reviewed by Jane Finch for Readers' Favorite

A Beautiful Season: Finding Your Identity in Christ After A Dating Relationship Ends by Alexandra Savage relates the story of a broken relationship and the effects it can have on a person’s life. It looks at what the Bible says and contrasts that with life experiences. The book looks at life priorities and the way to live a Godly and Christ-focused life rather than a life that is self-centred and based on emotions and feelings. The book examines situations that can divert a Follower of God from His Word and teachings, and looks at ways to cope with and overcome crises that may come our way.

The author, Alexandra Savage, very cleverly compares well-known stories such as Peter Pan and Wendy to current day relationships, and examines how Wendy’s life changed when she met Peter, but eventually she returned to her family and her home. This analogy worked really well to explain the turmoil and uncertainty that can face someone dealing with a relationship breakdown. The book uses a number of analogies which help to clarify the feelings and emotions that can be experienced in such a situation.

There are Bible references to support the writer’s observations, and the book is written well and structured well with the result that it offers hope of a future not relying on earthly needs and desires, but a future centered on Christ. This is a book that examines our innermost feelings and can encourage a Christian to rely fully on God in all walks of life. The reference to ‘Seasons of life’ is particularly appropriate and will certainly cause anyone who seeks closure in their life from a painful experience to turn to Christ as their Comforter.

Samantha Dewitt (Rivera)

Going through a breakup is difficult, but understanding that God is there with you throughout that breakup, helping you to overcome it as well as to realize what is still out there for you, is definitely going to help you. God is the only one you should give your entire heart to anyway, and as you continue to heal, He will help you along the path to finding your true purpose in life. God is there for you every step of the way because He has never forsaken you and will never allow you to hurt when you do not need to. A Beautiful Season: Finding Your Identity in Christ After a Dating Relationship Ends is all about letting God help you through the difficult times and trusting Him to have a better plan for your future than what you’ve allowed yourself.

This book is all about letting God in when you are suffering from a breakup. At a time when you’re feeling at your lowest, it’s about taking the time to look to God and open yourself up to Him and what He has to offer, because He can give you so much more in your life if you allow Him to. A Beautiful Season by Alexandra J. Savage is about doing just that, helping yourself by allowing God to lead you in a different direction. It may be difficult to walk away from that relationship, but God will tell you what’s best for you and, if you listen, He’ll lead you to much better things in the end.

Mamta Madhavan

A Beautiful Season: Finding Your Identity in Christ After a Dating Relationship Ends by Alexandra Savage is an uplifting book which reiterates the power and presence of God in everyone's life, even during the rough patches one encounters. This book helps in overcoming past relationships in a healthy and Godly manner, and enables readers to find their strength and identity with the help of Jesus Christ. The book is healing and comforting and will help to create balance by showing that there is hope after a break up, joy in singleness, and beauty in today. The author also guides readers to have faith in God, faith which holds much power and helps in unlocking many endless possibilities and unimaginable blessings.

God works in unique and mysterious ways and this book teaches readers to become dependent on Jesus Christ for the needs of the heart, changing everyone to become strong, confident women of God. I found the book's advice simple and easy to incorporate into one's life, at the same time offering new and fresh perspectives on one's circumstances in life and godly wisdom. The book is encouraging and motivating because every woman has a past and every woman has a purpose. The words in this book will definitely encourage readers and help them in moving forward in faith. The suggestions and tips given can be applied to any of life's situations, and this is an excellent self-help book which will assist readers in empowering themselves and working towards a positive goal.

Lori A. Moore

A Beautiful Season: Finding Your Identity in Christ After a Dating Relationship Ends by Alexandra Savage recounts the author’s testimony of having been in a three-year-long serious dating relationship when God revealed to her that He had something more in mind for her life. Savage discusses never settling for someone and instead praying for God’s plan for you because relationships aren’t always the answer but God always is. Thirteen chapters walk you through a message of hope about dating relationships, singleness being a blessing from God, and God’s will for you that will make you content. Each chapter contains a story, scripture, a song reference, and prayer. We are asked to be FROGS – Fully Relying On God and to live life as a daughter of God.

A Beautiful Season: Finding Your Identity in Christ After a Dating Relationship Ends by Alexandra Savage is a blessing wrapped in a book for single women. I liked the comparison between a cubic zirconia and a diamond to remind us that we are precious gems in God’s eyes. She elaborates that we are not fake diamonds but valuable, beautiful ones. A Beautiful Season: Finding Your Identity in Christ After a Dating Relationship Ends is a gem in itself, teaching us that the only comfort is Christ Himself and that being single can be a beautiful season of growth and self-discovery. I liked the personal stories and Alexandra Savage's warm and caring tone as she gives advice straight from the heart and straight from scripture.

Charity Tober

A Beautiful Season: Finding Your Identity in Christ After a Dating Relationship Ends by Alexandra Savage provides relationship advice from a biblical viewpoint. Savage writes a raw and positive message, recounting her own past experiences with relationship endings. She counsels young women to stay positive and embrace life, whether single or not. Sometimes, I think people consider it bad if they are single, but being single can open up other adventures in life and also lets a person get to know themselves better without adding another person to the mix. The book goes through many common situations and emotions regarding losing a relationship. When things end, it's only natural to feel grief and heartache, but there's always hope and there's always moving forward.

I think readers, especially those currently experiencing relationship loss, will find inspiration and encouragement in this book. The author speaks in a very down-to-earth and easy-to-follow voice and guides readers through the ups and down of relationships. The tone is friendly and honest, which gives a sense of authenticity in my opinion. Savage strongly voices her faith and how it carried her through tough times, and gives readers a biblical perspective on her views and advice. I think this in-depth viewpoint - from someone who's already gone through it - will help others see that there is an end to pain and loss. Being single can be a blessing in disguise and I think young women especially would benefit from reading A Beautiful Season by Alexandra Savage.