Wednesday, April 20, 2011
what are you waiting for? The One Thing No One Ever Tells You About Sex
what are you waiting for? The One Thing No One Ever Tells You About Sex is a book we have been waiting for about a topic that has not been tackled clearly enough, sex. Author Dannah Gresh in researching this topic has uncovered some fascinating things about God’s purpose for the union that takes place between man and woman.
The book is a combination of many things. First, the author has researched many words found in the original Biblical text and found that they don’t mean exactly what the average person thinks they do. Second, Gresh shares from personal experience her own challenges surrounding this topic within her life and marriage. Finally, Gresh shares on how to follow God’s plan for this sexual union in order to have the healthiest experience a married couple can have.
The author also tackles many tough subjects in this book. It makes me blush a little to even rewrite some of the chapter titles, but here goes! Chapter titles include but are not limited to: “not all sex is the same,” “the lesbian question,” “our porn problem,” and “the line.” All of the chapters were very informative and a super teaching and ministry tool. The one thing in the book I didn’t completely understand was the prayer for breaking soul ties. That is something I will have to further research for myself.
I learned while reading this book! I love it when I find something that teaches me and makes me better. This book gave me a better understanding of God’s purpose(s) for sex. The author tackles some tough topics and answers them with the upmost respect for the reader with a heart of love. I was very impressed by her tact and ability to share what God’s word says, in a non-confrontational manner, with the intent of bringing a hurting person to the light of God’s truth.
I recommend this book for anyone who would like to know more about what God’s Word really says about the subject. It needs to be talked about because God created it and He said that everything He created is GOOD. If you have made mistakes in the past this book can put you on the road to overcoming them. I also think this book would be a helpful tool for parents of tweens and teens. Youth and college age ministry leaders would benefit from reading this book as well.
Disclaimer: I received this book from Waterbrook Multonomah as part of their blogging program in exchange for a book review. I was not required to give a favorable review. The opinions expressed are clearly my own.