I Loved a Girl Author:Walter Trobisch A private correspondence between two young Africans and their Pastor. — Walter and Ingrid Trobisch were a missionary couple in Cameroon (a former German and then French colony in West Africa) in the 1960s. Francois, a young African man they had known from the mission school, writes to Pastor Trobisch for advice on what to do after being fired fro... more »m his job.
Along the way, he meets and falls in love with Cecile, a clever and courageous young Christian woman whose family demands a bride price of $400--an impossible fortune for an unemployed youth.
"I Loved a Girl" consists of excerpts from the private letters of Francois, Cecile, and the Trobisches, which tell better than any description the struggles they had in overcoming their situation and the way in which their submission to Christ's will in their lives led them to joy.
This is a profoundly moving book, and an inspiration to all of us not to lose the mystery of Eros, in its right place at the heart of Christian marriage, and not to settle for less than the best God has for us.« less
I read this book when I was in college and dating (and falling in love with) my future husband. I loved it - it had a profound affect on me then and as we are about to celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary, I think it was right on the money as to developing a Godly relationship.