When Dreams Come True by Eric Ludy and Leslie Ludy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved this book so much! I’ve had this book for a while, but was saving it until close to Valentines’s Day. It didn’t disappoint! It was hard to put down. I loved their writing styles.
“And amazingly, through it all, there was a God watching me fall, watching me break His heart, and loving me still…” – Leslie
“The next hour passed like a hiccup attack in the middle of a wedding ceremony.” – Eric
(Those two sentences are from different parts of the book, by the way.) It pulled me right in. I didn’t expect the book to have much conviction in it since it was a love story, but I was pleasantly surprised. Here are just a few:
“Eric, God doesn’t care about you accomplishing things, He cares about you obeying. When you obey, it’s truly amazing what you can accomplish!” – Eric’s mom
“I was in pre-med, and doing what I had always dreamed of,” he shared animately, “but I realized that, even though I’d been a Christian since I was five, I had never asked God what He wanted to do with my life.” – Eric
And there are also plenty of gems for the single Christian (like me):
“And as I had slowly learned to trust Him completely as the Lord of every area of my life, I had felt His gentle challenge to my heart, I have someone special for you, My precious child. Wait patiently for that man, set yourself aside for him in complete purity and faithfulness. I will bring him into your life in a way more beautiful than anything you can imagine. But wait for My perfect timing. Use this time of your life to focus on Me instead of chasing after foolish, short-term pleasure.” – Leslie
This book was such an enjoyable read, and I loved how Eric and Leslie respected their future spouses without even knowing them yet. It was beautiful. It truly is a love story that only God could write. ❤
* Also, if you read the book, it advertises their music in the back. Leslie Ludy allows you to listen and download a few tracks for free on her website, Set Apart Girl, which are AMAZING.