In the heart of every woman is a longing to be deeply loved and treasured by another. While this is never fulfilled perfectly in our earthly relationships, believers are promised that heaven is a place of eternal joy with Jesus Himself, who has chosen his cherished Bride. In this ten-lesson study, women will grow to understand how human wedding traditions symbolize the ultimate marriage of Christ--the Bridegroom--and His beloved church. Through this understanding, a woman will draw nearer to Jesus as she learns to take her place as His Bride. Chosen and Cherished contains a word portrait of an ancient Jewish wedding. In living color, the authors paint images of ancient wedding customs as women of the Bible would have celebrated them, pointing readers to the spiritual significance for today. The book also features personal wedding stories from the authors and others. With humor and tenderness, these illustrations further demonstrate the promise of eternal life. Women's wedding dreams and memories take on new significance in light of the marvelous truth pictured in Chosen and Cherished. As a woman prepares herself for the Bridegroom, she begins to discover an intimacy with Him greater than she ever imagined.