This is the story of my misadventures in dating, but more than that, it’s the story of how I was knocked over by God’s grace and love.It’s the story of how I found God in the middle of my waiting.It’s my story, but I hope you’ll find a bit of your own story in it too.While the details may be different, we all know what it’s like to wait, what it’s like to try to keep praying and hoping for something, what it’s like when God is silent about a desire that’s close to our hearts.Here’s a sneak peek into what the book is about: Stephanie was starting to feel invisible. This is the vulnerable (and often mortifying) true story of a girl who tried really hard to find someone to fall in love with—even when she mostly just ended up falling flat on her face.All around her, her friends were getting married, and she found herself decidedly alone. So she started praying in earnest for God to bring the right man into her life. But amid the cringe-worthy setups and awkward encounters, Stephanie found God’s grace and love meeting her there in ways she never could have imagined—once she opened her eyes to see., Stephanie’s funny, tender, and insightful words take the reader on a journey that points to God’s faithfulness and kindness at every stop along the road.
Stephanie Rische is one of those people: honest, hilarious, and wise. Sarah Arthur, author of If you’ve ever been brave enough to outright ask God for the desire of your heart only to be met with what feels like stony silence, this book is for you.Whether you’ve prayed for a husband or kids or dream job or healing or hope or home and haven’t heard back, this book is for you.Stephanie asked and God did not answer in any of the ways he could have. With the winsomeness of a “pit bull in a tutu” (her words), Stephanie opens her heart and soul to the twists and turns, the anticipation and disappointment of this daunting endeavor.Through eight blind dates, God did not change his answer. And if you read her book, I’m pretty certain he’s going to change you, too. She has the courage to let us in to the parts of her world that most of us work hard to keep hidden, and that is the best gift of all.