Monday, June 20, 2011

Review: "What are you Waiting For?" by Dannah Gresh

"What Are You Waiting For?" by Dannah Gresh
4 of 5 stars

When I first read about this book, I thought it was interesting. I thought it would be neat to see what I thought would be a different view on sex from what I was originally taught in church: no premarital sex, no masturbation, and being anything but straight is a sin.

The beginnings of Dannah Gresh's book was really great. She gave us really interesting facts about dating, introduced new Hebrew to our vocabulary, and gave some fascinating quotes from the Bible. But here is where I started to lost interest. Gresh's work is just like everything you've ever been taught about sex. I commend her for using scientific facts about the brain in her work, but it was nothing different or new.

I never finished the book. I will admit that. I am a supported of gay rights, and was turned off by her mentions of women who are "in recovery" of being lesbian. Unfortunately, my views clashed with Gresh's.

Though we do not see eye-to-eye, I must admit that this book is very well done. She clearly researched all of her facts. I particularly liked how she included stories and anecdotes from her life and other women's lives. This book is great for reinforcing the standard Christian views on marriage, and even though my views differ, I would give Gresh 4 out of 5 stars for such a well-researched work and such a candid book.

I was given this book to review free of charge through the Blogging for Books program an was not required to write a positive review.

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  1. I really enjoyed your review. I liked that you were candid in your thoughts and didn't hesitate to reveal you didn't agree with her. Great job! My only advice (since you asked) is just continue being yourself and develop your own style of review. That's what I've done. I didn't even check out other blogs when I started. I decided one day to do a book review and it snowballed from there and I am having a ball. I am a new GFC follower. I would love a follow and a visit to my blog. I review books and write my "Lucy" story adventures! Donna

    Can't wait to read more!

  2. Soo you're a Christian and you support gay rights?? What is with that?? The Bible tells us that homosexuality is one of the most preverted things to do there is. That and having sex with animals. :P Could you explain??

  3. Hi anon,

    I'm sorry that you are under the impression that this is a place to discuss my religious beliefs or different interpretations of the bible. The purpose of this post was only to review a book. If you have any comments about the book, i would love to hear them. I am not open to discussing my views on religion in this space.

    I will thank you in advance for respecting my wishes.

  4. Great review, have not heard of this book before! :)

    Em ~ Book Angel

  5. I just saw your post about keeping things respectful here and I was curious as to what had brought it about. I guess I found it. :)

    I just want to say that I think you handled the comment in a mature, adult manner and that I agree that blogs should be a place where your own personal beliefs aren't on trial. I also wanted to thank you for being a supporter of gay rights. Never let anyone tell you that being a Christian is synonymous with being intolerant. My understanding, even though I haven't been a Christian for over a decade, is that Christ is about love and respect. By standing up for your beliefs, you are the true Christian here, not Anonymous, whoever he or she might be.

    Great blog!

  6. Thank you :) Your words mean a lot to me and I really appreciate the comment :) I'm glad to know someone else shares similar opinions!