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The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love

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Hollywood power couple DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good candidly share about their courtship and marriage, and the key to their success—waiting.

President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment and former Sony Pictures executive DeVon Franklin and award-winning actress Meagan Good have learned sometimes all we can do is wait for “the one” to come into our lives. They spent years cross
Hardcover, 243 pages
Published February 2nd 2016 by Howard Books (first published September 1st 2015)
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Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When I completed this book I was ready to write my review. I ran through it in my head and it was too much to remember and I always have these great things to say but trick myself into thinking I will recall and be able to bring it up later. No such luck.

I was excited about this book when it came across my Facebook feed for 2 reasons. 1. I decided to become celibate after my last relationship. 2. This year is all about me and my self-development. Back to number 1-I was celibate a few years ago
Amanda Nesbitt
Feb 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
So I just finished reading The Wait by Devon Franklin and Meagan Good and I have to say it was a pretty good read. It's way more then just a book about not having sex before marriage. The book focuses on building your relationship with GOD , working on yourself , having FAITH and learning to be PATIENT( which 'm not lol) in order to receive the blessings that God has in store for you and to build a health strong relationship with your future Husband/ Wife .Which are things we could all benefit f ...more
Brandi Davis
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ENCOURAGED! This book was so good. Each chapter spoke to me in a way that kept me wanting more. DeVon and Meagan's story is beyond inspiring. The fact that they modeled the very principles on which this book stands is amazing. I also love that it isn't merely a preachy "wait to have sex until marriage" book that makes an individual who isn't already on that journey feel bad about themselves -- they have both been there before, coming to celibacy after having had sexual relationships in the past, ...more
Sophia L.
Mar 17, 2016 rated it liked it
I thought the book was pretty good. The advice they gave was rather vague. I wish they would have went into more detail about their struggles to remain celibate or more things like that. Devon was celibate for like 10 years. I wish he would have went into how he remained strong and some of the temptations he encountered dating women or when he met his wife. The advice was kinda vague and got kind of repetitive. I would have loved for the book to be more personal. See my full review here:

Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I cannot express in words, how this book has changed my perspective, and approach relationships . But even more so, it is changed how I see and think about myself.

I am now practicing The Wait for the next three years (God lead). And while I don't know when God will reveal my mate to me, it doesn't really matter, because The Wait is just as much about seeking me, as it is about seeking a mate. The Wait has caused me to get to know a "me" that I never knew. In turn, I am becoming
Mar 04, 2016 rated it liked it
I love this couple and believe they are a strong force to be reckoned with in the film industry. There are great strategies and view points made, although I do not agree with all of them. I encourage anyone who reads this book to also read their bible and back up the information they learn.
Winter Sophia Rose
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Uplifting, Inspirational & Motivating! A Powerful Read! I Loved It!
Ntombezinhle Nzama

This book is practical and to the point. I literally feel like I can relate to Meagan and DeVon. By sharing their own life experiences of the wait so honestly is the power of this book. They are not portraying themselves as the golden standard but sharing how, although not perfect, they were able to practice the wait and find each other and have a fulfilling relationship. They are not claiming to have a formula for marriage but are showing how the wait strengthens you as an individual to
Mar 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Wait is written from 2 perspectives: one being for those who have already chosen to be celibate and for those who have not seriously considered it.

The couple does not shy away from attributing their decision for celibacy to their faith in God. Before you roll your eyes, I believe there are still great takeaways for those of alternative beliefs. This is NOT a "you're going to hell if you're sleeping with your man!" read.

It's about how withholding sex in a relationship helps you to get to kno
I did like the portions where they share their experiences in reference to dating and knowing they were meant to be together per se. There was much material I am well-familiar with already or read somewhere else.

"Your goal is to fall in love not with the body, face, clothes, or title but the person--the spirit--underneath. That's who you'll still love madly in fifty years." (page 209). This sounds great, but in reality, we are attracted to the person in some physical sense before we know the sp
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love is a fabulous read. The authors are DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good. What a beautiful couple! Their faith is so inspiring. They tell why it is important to wait to have sex until marriage.

I think the book would be great for everyone who is not married, including teenagers who are contemplating sex.

I highly recommend this book!

100+ stars. I received this book from Howard books and exchange for my honest opinion,
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: breakthrough
I purchased this book a long time ago, both the physical book and the audiobook. I was excited to read it. But the fact that I hadn’t until now, shows me that I just wasn’t ready.

Wasn’t ready to really receive the messages being conveyed. It’s clear to me that you could be in almost any stage of a relationship or super single and get something practical to apply to your life or relationship. It’s a “re-readable” book. Several gems were dropped.

The audiobook narrator is the same as the voice of
Mar 21, 2017 rated it liked it
I was very shocked to only find this book average. Despite a few tips on how to maintain celibacy,this did not really blow me away or offered any significant solutions how to overcome temptation. Granted it was not preachy,it just felt forced,almost if the author wanted to define the meaning in a short amount of time. Just how many times,do you have to keep repeating the purpose of why you wrote the book? It was clear from the title,so to continue to eleborate was unecessary.

Maybe that is trivia

I knew fairly early on this wasn't going to be the book for me.

"Finally, as we said good night for what must have been the tenth time, we had our first kiss. As our lips touched, we could feel the Spirit of God surround and embrace us."

I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but thought it would be a bit different. The religious undertones are quite extensive. I guess I was thinking it would be a more modern take on choosing to wait before marriage and that wasn't the case.

Won a copy t
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a very insightful read with a lot of hard truths most people aren't ready or willing to face. Meagan and DeVon raised very good points - I loved how they made it clear that The Wait isn't ONLY about abstaining from sex, it also revolves around self-improvement and getting to know yourself better and learning to love yourself and improving your relationship with God before you commit to someone else. Their advice and strategies were solid though I didn't agree with everything they said, ...more
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was a gift that was right on time (Valentine's Day) and I put off reading it for quite some time but I'm glad I finally opened it. I've enjoyed spending time with this book; it's a good read: reassuring, encouraging and honest. I can certainly see myself revisiting this book. ...more
Cynthia Kimola
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
Not so bad but I felt like they should've shared their story only and we'd draw lessons from that. I felt like the lists of Dos & don't was too much. But I agree with their message and advocate for waiting- no need to rush into sex and end up trying unnecessary "samples". Wait to get the real deal. ...more
Dec 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
I can't say enough how much I enjoyed it. Have your highlighter and sticky notes ready because there are tons of knowledge in this book that can help us all in various areas of our lives. ...more
Nicole Vassell
May 05, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't finish the book. I was 30% in when I just gave up. It was too repetitive. I felt like I re-reading the same thing over and over again :( Life is just too short to read bad books. ...more
Ruta Ergle
Nov 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: relationships
As a non-religious person to another non-religious person: think twice before you read this book!

I am not saying that this book was bad, it's just that when I read the description of the book, I didn't realized that God will be mentioned at least 10 times per paragraph. So basically, authors throughout the book says that God will provide me with the right person, if I just keep on waiting.

However, despite that authors talk about the Lord all the time and they are repetitive with the same advice
Rhonda Green
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a good book to help you reflect on what you really want in regards to having a healthy relationship. This book encouraged me to look at myself and try something new, hoping for a different outcome.
I'm glad to have read this.
There were some contradictions (if they're the one God intends for you, they'll be there when you're ready AND if you don't commit, a person will only wait around for so long, so get on with it), it was organized a little crazily and was repetitive at times, but the pros outweigh those.
I respect DeVon and Megan's will power, honesty, and humility.
It's hard not to sit up and listen to a couple willing to be so blunt and honest.
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Where do I start with this review! This book was full of so much knowledge for me. The Wait is about a couple Meagan Good and her husband DeVon Franklin who decided to be celibate before marriage. They had seen each other a lot working in the same industry, but did not know (until God told them) they would be married. I love how they both had their individual walk with God before getting together. The choice to be celibate seemed like it would have been easy, but they both stated it was har ...more
May 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I had already been practicing the Wait and at first was reluctant to read this book. However, "The Wait" has reaffirmed my decision to be abstinent. I'm a stickler for terms used and would never say I was celibate, but the text offers more insight into why they chose to refer to their wait as celibacy over abstinence. The reasoning makes sense. This book has also been uplifting and has offered more insight on the purposes of waiting, it's so much more than abstaining from sex. My commitment and ...more
Andria Gaskins
Mar 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I appreciated the candid insights that Meagan Goode and Devon Franklin shared about their relationship. It was refreshing to read about another couple who decided to commit to waiting in order to build a solid relationship. The book offered practical and encouraging advice that made sense. Every young adult should read this book and save themselves a lifetime of heartache and heartbreak. My husband and I practiced The Wait before it was a thing. Twenty-four years later, we are the best of friend ...more
Apr 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio, non-fiction
I really enjoyed it because of the message it's delivering. It's encouraging to hear another couple's journey in waiting and know that it is possible, despite challenges and struggles with staying the course until marriage. This was more from the male point of view, I would've liked to hear more from the female perspective so it had an equal take. Still really good information nonetheless. ...more
adia effiong
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was definitely skeptical and expected a cheesy approach to the age old topic of "waiting". It was surprisingly insightful and had a very down to earth practical perspective. If you are in the stagnant single stage, you should read it. ...more
Jamie Holloway
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I just posted my review on my blog. Here is a link: : ...more
Tamara Callands
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Amazing book that will definitely help me with my walk with God! Through this book God allowed them to minister to me. A new favorite book of mine.
Alicia Williams
Sep 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Good quick read but could have been summed up in 3-4 chapters. Some thoughts were redundant.
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DeVon Franklin is a bestselling author, spiritual success coach, former Sony Pictures executive, and the CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a production company in conjunction with 20th Century Fox. Variety named him one of the “10 Producers to Watch” and Beliefnet called him one of the “Most Influential Christians Under 40.” Franklin is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Wait (co-written ...more

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