Thursday, August 7, 2014
Pulling Back the Shades (Review)
This review is for the book "Pulling Back the Shades" by Dannah Gresh and Dr. Juli Slattery. This book is a response to erotica and intimacy, and how these topics can be addressed from a Christian standpoint. This book was a great read, in my opinion. When the book 50 Shades of Grey first came out I made a decision that I would not read it due to the nature of the book. For the purpose of writing this book, Gresh also made the decision to not read it, but Slattery read it in order to respond to it. Of course, both ladies say this book is not a response to that novel in particular, but the entire issue of sex as a whole.
I loved this book because these ladies talk about the stuff that many Christians seem to be too awkward to talk about. They reassure the readers that sex is a great thing in a marriage and intimacy is so much more than just the physical act of sex. Unfortunately, there are too many outlets right now in which women can get lured into thinking they are missing out on something. Porn, erotic novels and sexy movies are all over the place, and for many women it is hard to guard your eyes and heart. These women are brutally honest about every question you could have regarding intimacy in the life of a Christian. I think they make awesome statements with sound scriptural basis. There is even a group discussion at the end of the book which could be used in a small group.
I highly recommend Christian ladies read this book so you can form boundaries and an opinion for yourself.
Thank you to Moody Publishers for the chance to read this book. I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review.