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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