New Redemption Press Book Documents Life of Young Missionary Committed to God and Saving Herself for Marriage
NEWS PROVIDED BYRedemption Press
Jan. 21, 2021
ENUMCLAW, Wash., Jan. 21, 2021 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Virgins are anomalies in today's culture. Sex has become so normalized that it's headline-making news when we encounter someone who is waiting for marriage, as we've seen in the last seasons of the popular Bachelor and Bachelorette franchise. Premarital sex is no longer taboo even among Christians. In a General Social Survey between 2014 and 2018, only 37 percent of fundamentalist Christians said sex outside of marriage was "always wrong." The study also found that two-thirds of Evangelicals had engaged in premarital sex by the time they were young adults.*
Kristine Akana became a Christian in high school and immediately dived into the Bible. She developed a strong faith that led her at seventeen years old to make the countercultural commitment to save herself for marriage.
"Through my studies, a picture was painted: God desires His people to be set apart as His pure bride, our purity is possible because of the grace we receive at the cross, and a lifestyle of purity is a direct result of God's enabling and empowerment," Akana says in her new book, God, Missions, and a Man: A Young Woman's Remarkable Journey to Know Christ and Make Him Known.
With a desire to give her everything to God, Akana committed not only to purity but also to missions and to spreading Jesus' truth and love, embarking on multiple missions to Haiti and Africa as a young woman. She wrote God, Missions, and a Man to document her journey with God, her devotion to missions, and her desire for sexual purity and a Christ-centered marriage.
"My book is unique in that it intertwines a love story of a man and a woman with an adventurous, and sometimes perilous, journey of following Christ," Akana says. "It's an authentic story displaying weaknesses, struggles, valleys, victories, and mountaintop experiences."
The book is written as a memoir and as a hands-on devotional with tools for meditation and reflection. Akana hopes the book will encourage adults and teens alike to live on mission for Christ and to trust God in seasons of light and darkness.
* https://ifstudies.org/blog/sex-and-the-single-evangelical ABOUT THE AUTHOR
With a passion for God and caring for His people, Kristine Akana earned degrees in biblical studies and nursing (BSN) in preparation for a life of service. She embarked on the mission field with her healthcare expertise and love for sharing God's love and has completed missions in Ghana, Mozambique, and Haiti. Kristine has also worked as a school nurse in Hawaii and as a pediatric home health nurse in her home state of Minnesota, where she currently resides. She loves exploring other cultures, listening to people's stories, unwinding in coffee shops, and spending time with God.
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