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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Book Review & Giveaway: Pulling Back the Shades by Dannah Gresh and Dr. Juli Slattery

About the Book

You don't have to choose between being sexual or spiritual.

Spiritual women have legitimate desires that are seldom addressed- and books like Fifty Shades of Grey are designed to exploit! Yet, spirituality and sexuality were never meant to be mutually exclusive. Now, 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. Whether you are single or married, reading erotica or Jane Austen, Pulling Back the Shades will address your desire to be both sexual and spiritual.

My Thoughts

I'm a Christian woman and I've been lead astray by erotica. I didn't think that it was a bad thing until I became more curious about my faith. It's funny because I was born into my religion, but yet I had really no idea what that entailed until recently. Once I realized that my reading erotica might not be so harmless, I tried to keep myself from reading the many books I'd got off of Amazon for free. I found myself going back to them sometimes,  until I finally just decided to delete them from my account all together and ignore the ads when they popped up. Now, I don't feel that kind of temptation anymore. After reading this book, I feel even more empowered and able to leave erotica behind. I learned a great deal from Dannah and Juli. They used the Bible to teach me what was considered appropriate and holy by God between husband and wife. I feel more confident in my faith and in my life after reading this book. I used to feel ashamed for thinking that I would have a husband someday and be able to have sex with him because I always thought that sex was a lesser-evil and that it was just to be used to procreate. Now I know that God created us as sexual beings and it isn't wrong between a husband and wife to share these feelings together and it's not something shameful.. it's beautiful. This book isn't just for married people either, it's also for single women. This book tells you about what God promises and doesn't promise for you. This book will definitely not lead you astray or have you dreaming up your fairy tale husband and then become disappointed because there is no such thing as a fairy tale husband in real life. This is not about fantasy, this book is about truth. I recommend this book to any woman who feels ashamed of being sexual and spiritual and who wants to learn more about God and His plan for you as a spiritual and sexual being.

Overall, I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars.


One lucky reader will win a free copy of their very own! Be sure to share with all the women in your life! The giveaway runs from Monday, April 14, 2014 at 12:00 AM until Monday, April 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM.

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I received a copy of the book from Moody Publishers in exchange for an unbiased review.