Scripted as a 30-day devotional guide, “His Desire Is For Me” is carefully crafted to savor, much like a traditional love story. The book takes the reader through the three phases of love: initial love, increasing love, and mature love. Summaries at the end of each 10-day section allow reflection of the narrative.
Mr. Emery's desire for the reader to grow in their relationship with Christ is effortlessly portrayed through parallel verses in the New Testament of Jesus' life, crucifixion, and resurrection. Solomon and the Shulammite's love mirrors what Christians can have with Jesus. If we are content to live superficially, basking in our initial encounter and salvation, yet refusing to grow to a more mature love, we miss the deep blessing God intended for us in our love relationship with Him and His Son.
The book also underscores how pain and loss can be used by God in "order to capture some stray part of our lives that has not yet fully come under his control." Furthermore, our journeys into wilderness are a process in which to get to know God, for "it is not in our comforts, but in our lack of them, that we are pressed to discover who he really is."