Sunday, May 1, 2011

What Are You Waiting For? [Review]

What Are You Waiting For? 
{The one thing no one ever tells you about sex}
By Dannah Gresh

Um. In a word... great!  As a youth group sponsor, I figured this would be a good read as many teens are struggling with this whole arena of sexual identity, purity, modesty and it'd be nice to have some biblically-based information on hand and ready to reference if the situation ever came up.  And, frankly, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit curious myself to see what God's Word really has to say about this "taboo-in-Christian-circles" topic regarding sex. In the sex-saturated world we live, I think it's appropriate not only for Christians to be able to talk about sex, but more importantly to be witnesses to the world around us that God has designed and uses sex to parallel an intimate relationship of Christ and the church.  By completely avoiding the conversation, God's design is not only being lost on those around us who don't serve Christ, but God's perfect design is being lost within His church.  How much hurt, sadness, betrayal, and guilt could be saved if sex was reserved for it's designed place--within marriage!

I found the book to be a very approachable easy read.  Due to the nature of the content, I would definitely recommend waiting until high school level maturity for girls to read this, but find it necessary if beginning ANY sort of relationship with the opposite sex.  I appreciate Dannah's bluntness and boldness when it comes to sharing God's Word.  And I will never view the phrase "yada, yada, yada" the same again.  (You'll understand if you read the book!)

Read the first chapter here.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review

p.s. I REALLY hope I don't get a ton of spam comments and what not due to the nature of this post!

1 comment:

  1. A hard subject to talk about, but I'm sure the teens you work with appreciate your honesty, knowledge, and curiosity to learn more.