Once upon a time (back in high school) I got really hooked on my step mom's historical fiction romances. These were not, by any means, Christian romances. No way, josé. They were the kind of books Russia's Vladimir Putin seems to wish to be on the cover of. They were pretty erotic, and they created in me a desire to always want the kind of fire and excitement that comes along with lust. Even after becoming a Christian, I struggled with that for a long time. And no one ever preached about that--about women struggling with lust--until very recently. There are a couple of authors who have decided to open their lives and write pages and pages of honesty and life-changing hope, and to speak truth where the Christian world has been so silent for so long.
Pulling Back the Shades is one of those books. It's very well-written, and it's a quick read. Honest, thought-provoking, and the perfect book for anyone who has ever struggled with impure thoughts or discontent in her sex-life or marriage.
Christian women don't have to choose between being sexual and spiritual. They have legitimate longings so many Christians have been afraid to talk about, and books like Fifty Shades of Grey exploit. Whether you are single or married, sexually dead or just looking to revive your sex life, Pulling Back the Shades will address your desire to be both sexual AND spiritual. With solid Biblical teaching and transparent stories, trusted authors Dannah Gresh and Dr. Juli Slattery offer an unflinching look at the most personal questions women ask.
The book offers practical advice for women to address five core longings:
- to be cherished by a man
- to be protected by a strong man
- to rescue a man
- to be sexually alive
- to escape reality
I love the way these women write because they are so real and honest: honest about their own failings and temptations, and they're not writing of something they know nothing about. They write with a heart for their reader, whether you're into this "Fifty Shades of Gray" thing or not. One of them has read "Fifty Shades", one of them hasn't.
If you are into "Fifty Shades", if you're just wondering what all this sexual fantasy is about, if you've struggled with inappropriate fantasy in the past, or if you long for more fulfilling sex in your marriage, please read "Pulling Back the Shades"! It's something I believe God put on these women's hearts in His always-perfect timing. ♥
This book was provided to me by the awesome people at Family Christian in exchange for a thoughtful and honest review!