Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Pulling Back the Shades by Juli Slattery and Dannah Gresh
Christian women don't have to choose between being sexual and spiritual. They have legitimate longings that the Church has 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
God designed women with these longings and has a plan to satisfy them. It's time for women to identify their intimate longings and God-honoring ways to fulfill them.
As a Christian, I have always wondered if you can be a Christian and read erotica. Actually, I have a lot of questions about sex and Christianity. Finally there's a book that steps up to the plate and answers all the hard questions. The authors also use scripture to back up their answers with proof. If you want that answer, I'm not going to give it to you. You'll have to read the book.
In the church, sexuality has always been a taboo topic. It's just one of those things that you don't talk about. Pulling Back the Shades teaches you how to use your sexuality in a way that still glorifies God. Erotica is not the only thing talked about in this book. Sex toys, BDSM, and online relationships are just a few things that the book covers. I think that when I was reading this book, I highlighted a quarter of it. I truly believe that it helped me grow closer in my walk with God.
There is only one problem I had with the book. I received an ARC from NetGalley. It might be because I had an ARC, but the formatting was horrible. The book would cut off in the middle of a sentence quite a few times. I was upset. I feel like I might have missed out on some valuable lesson that really would have helped me.
Other than the formatting issues, I loved Pulling Back the Shades. I highly recommend it to Christian women everywhere. I also recommend the book to anyone who has ever been curious about the bible's stance on sex.
I give Pulling Back the Shades: 3.5/5.
Want to know where to buy this book?
Barnes and Noble
The Book Depository
I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way for this review.