From the woman behind the screenplay and novel, Never the Bride, comes a roller coaster of a love story with God. Cheryl McKay pulls no punches about what it’s really like to be single, with your age creeping up, and no end in sight to the wait for love and marriage.
It seems that many years ago, God asked Cheryl to surrender the pen she was using to write her love story. All He wanted was carte blanche. No problem, right? Cheryl tentatively conceded—that is, until it became apparent that the Almighty had no intention of conforming to her writing schedule, much less the tick of her biological clock. In fact, He blew every deadline she ever attempted to set. As romance seemed to pass Cheryl by, she couldn’t help but question: Could God really be trusted to bring her the love of her life?
Written during a long wait, this book opens up Cheryl’s painfully honest, personal journals. She explores what it’s like to enlist in God’s Marriage Boot Camp, and how to survive singlehood year after solitary year. She wrestles with her Creator over multiple best friends that never see her “that way.” Then there are those lists of what she wanted—you know, the ones she revised a billion times then laminated for safekeeping. She watches, bewildered, as much younger women find love that seems to elude her.
Through it all, she falls head over heels for a God who proves Himself to be as resistant to her controls as He is faithful beyond her wildest dreams.
Are you still waiting? Have you lost hope? Venture to victory with a woman who knows just how hard it is to wait for the day when you are Finally the Bride.
This book includes a collection of real-life God-written love stories by such authors as SQuire Rushnell & Louise DuArt (God Winks Series, Couples Who Pray), and Victorya Michaels Rogers (Finding a Man Worth Keeping).
Cheryl McKay is the screenwriter of the award winning film, The Ultimate Gift, and co-author of the ACFW/Carol Award winning novel, Never the Bride. Cheryl keeps her purple pen busy through Purple PenWorks.
Praise for Finally the Bride:
“You know how in a romantic comedy, the girl gets the guy in about one hour and forty minutes? If that’s not your story, this book is for you. Cheryl has turned her journey of pain, rejection, and the endless wait for a soul mate into a book filled with humor, rawness, sometimes hard-to-swallow truth, and most of all, hope.”
--Rene Gutteridge (co-author Never the Bride)
“With courageous transparency, Cheryl invites us to share her journey of faith as she waits on God to write her love story. Not just a book for singles, every Christian can grow and be blessed by the truths Cheryl has learned.”
--Mark & Patti Virkler (4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice)
“Starved for a soul mate? Follow McKay’s breadcrumbs along this very personal journey of faith. This is no light confection of a book. Frankly witty and achingly raw, it is written out of first-hand experience by a woman who choked down one rejection after another, year after bewildering year.”
--Susan Rohrer (THE HOLY SPIRIT: Amazing Power for Everyday People)
“Cheryl is a gifted writer who brings a great perspective to anyone seeking to find the right spouse or have a great marriage.”
--Crystal Stovall (A Groom Worth Waiting For) & Jim Stovall (The Ultimate Gift)
“Cheryl’s willingness to be vulnerable and share the personal, sometimes painful, lessons of faith, learned as a single Christian woman wrestling with God’s timing and perfect plan for her life, brings such hope and encouragement to those in their own season of waiting.”
--Christa Sands (Learning to Trust Again)
"She encourages the single person who believes they are to be married, to live life fully in the waiting—to enjoy the time with God and learn what it means to be fully committed to Him, before being committed to a different ‘him.’”