web site hit counter And the Bride Wore White: Seven Secrets to Sexual Purity - Ebooks PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

And the Bride Wore White: Seven Secrets to Sexual Purity

Availability: Ready to download

Reviewers continue to rave about And the Bride Wore White: Seven Secrets To Purity. But the greatest proof of it's effect is in the lives of tens of thousands of young women who've embraced the book's message. Each chapter of And the Bride Wore White begins with a narrative of Dannah Gresh's young love life, taken from her own teenage journals. She transparently shares her stru Reviewers continue to rave about And the Bride Wore White: Seven Secrets To Purity. But the greatest proof of it's effect is in the lives of tens of thousands of young women who've embraced the book's message. Each chapter of And the Bride Wore White begins with a narrative of Dannah Gresh's young love life, taken from her own teenage journals. She transparently shares her struggles and successes, her moments of pain followed by healing and the moments of triumph. This story-line grips the young reader while they learn statistically proven risk-reduction factors. The end result are usable "how-to-say-no" skills that can reduce the risk of a young woman's heart being broken by sexual sin. In this update, Dannah and her friends share open letters of encouragement to young women, one for those who chose life and another to those who chose abortion, a letter to teen girls addicted to pornography and another to girls who have experienced sexual abuse, and many more specific to a young woman's unique circumstances. Over 250,000 copies sold!


Compare

Reviewers continue to rave about And the Bride Wore White: Seven Secrets To Purity. But the greatest proof of it's effect is in the lives of tens of thousands of young women who've embraced the book's message. Each chapter of And the Bride Wore White begins with a narrative of Dannah Gresh's young love life, taken from her own teenage journals. She transparently shares her stru Reviewers continue to rave about And the Bride Wore White: Seven Secrets To Purity. But the greatest proof of it's effect is in the lives of tens of thousands of young women who've embraced the book's message. Each chapter of And the Bride Wore White begins with a narrative of Dannah Gresh's young love life, taken from her own teenage journals. She transparently shares her struggles and successes, her moments of pain followed by healing and the moments of triumph. This story-line grips the young reader while they learn statistically proven risk-reduction factors. The end result are usable "how-to-say-no" skills that can reduce the risk of a young woman's heart being broken by sexual sin. In this update, Dannah and her friends share open letters of encouragement to young women, one for those who chose life and another to those who chose abortion, a letter to teen girls addicted to pornography and another to girls who have experienced sexual abuse, and many more specific to a young woman's unique circumstances. Over 250,000 copies sold!

30 review for And the Bride Wore White: Seven Secrets to Sexual Purity

  1. 5 out of 5

    John Egbert

    Warning: I will be making fun of myself, Jesus, God, and Satan. Oh, and also, this book. Beware. Warning Warning: If after reading this review you feel the need to tell me I'm A)going to go to hell, B)am mocking god or Jesus and therefore I will go to hell, C)something really bad will happen to me or D)I simply don't understand because I haven't yet accepted Jesus as my savior then save it. I've heard it before and I just don't care. Amen. This is for the pure lulz. You're continuing reading at y Warning: I will be making fun of myself, Jesus, God, and Satan. Oh, and also, this book. Beware. Warning Warning: If after reading this review you feel the need to tell me I'm A)going to go to hell, B)am mocking god or Jesus and therefore I will go to hell, C)something really bad will happen to me or D)I simply don't understand because I haven't yet accepted Jesus as my savior then save it. I've heard it before and I just don't care. Amen. This is for the pure lulz. You're continuing reading at your own risk and by commenting in such a way you leave yourself open for me to totally pawn you. Sorry, that's just the way these things play out *Kanye shrug* Me: Hey God. Wazzup. God: Um...hey Sev. Me: How do you know my name? God: You're wearing it on a nametag. Me: *checks nametag* Oh. Ya. Well, I wanted to have a little chat with you. God: How did you even get in here? Me: I didn't pick the locks to the gate or anything...heheheheh... God: O_o Me: Anywayz, so let's talk. God: Sure thing. What about? Me: This book, And the Bride Wore White-- God: Seven secrets to sexual purity, amirite? Me: Yeah...you're right. So. God: So. Me: So. God: So. Me: So...do you really believe in all that crap? God: Crap? Why does it have to be crap? Me: Well, maybe I'd take the book seriously if it was telling all teens they should remain sexually abstinent until marriage. But no, only the women have to remain "pure". What the hell is up with the "pure" bullshit anyway? Does any woman who has sex before marriage become dirty or something? God: Don't look at me, I didn't write the book :/ Me: Well it was you that drove the silly bitch to write this bullshit! God: Don't put this on me. I have enough on my head anyway. *Jesus enters* Jesus: Hey dad. Hey Sev. God: 'morning Jesus. Me: Hi...how do you know my name? Jesus: *points to nametag* Me: *looks down at nametag* Oh ya. Jesus: *rolls eyes* Me: Um...so-- Jesus: So what's up, dad? God: Oh, Sev was asking me about that cra--I mean, book, And The Bride Wore White. Jesus: I really wish people would stop writing those kinds of books. Me: So you don't agree with it either? Jesus: *starts eating granola and ignores me* Me: What's your problem?! God: You say "Jesus H. Christ" all of the time and it annoys him. Me: What? Why? Jesus: I hate my middle name. I wish people would stop using it. Me: Oh...well, sorry. Um, what does it stand for, anyway? Jesus: ....Harold. Jesus Harold Christ. Can you believe it? I don't know what kind of drugs that woman was on when she named me. God: Jesus! Don't talk about your mother that way. Jesus: Yes, dad. Me: O_o' Jesus: What did you want again? Me: So, um, how do you guys feel about waiting.... Jesus: Waiting for what? Me: Uh...you know... Jesus: No, not really. Me: That...thing...it...? Jesus: *blank stare* Me: (to God) You haven't given Jesus The Talk yet?! God: We just haven't gotten around to it... Jesus: What talk? Me: *facepalms* God: Well, um, son, you see, when two people love each other, they, um... Me: STOP JUST STOP. Jesus: What? What is it? Me: You can talk about this later! (To God) So what do you think about it? God: Honestly, I don't give a f--I mean, care. Me: Really? God: Seriously, yeah. Wait or don't wait -- who am I to judge? Me: Well, you are God. God: Oh ya. Well in that case...here's my judgement; DON'T JUDGE OTHERS SO EASILY! Me: So even if in the future I don't decide to wait, if there is a Hell, I won't go just because of that? God: Sure. You're welcome to chill with me anytime :) Me: You know what, you're pretty wise for an old white guy who refuses to shave. *reaches for Jesus's granola* Can I have some of that? Jesus: No way. Me: Please? Jesus: Fine. And on that day, God said that no you won't go to Hell just because you may or may not wait to have sex, Sev was welcomed to the pearly gates anytime and Jesus shared his granola. Jesus loves the granolas. All the little granolas in the world.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Emily May

    I hate the ideas in this book. This is a dangerous and ridiculous idea that teaches girls that they are only as important as their hymen. Why isn't this book about the groom? Why must a woman remain sexually abstinent but not a man? It's an outrage that this kind of crap can be published and I only hope young people will see sense and reject this backward nonsense. It must be bad times when I find myself hoping that girls will look to shows like Gossip Girl as an inspiration, but compared to harm I hate the ideas in this book. This is a dangerous and ridiculous idea that teaches girls that they are only as important as their hymen. Why isn't this book about the groom? Why must a woman remain sexually abstinent but not a man? It's an outrage that this kind of crap can be published and I only hope young people will see sense and reject this backward nonsense. It must be bad times when I find myself hoping that girls will look to shows like Gossip Girl as an inspiration, but compared to harmful books like this, that would be a relief. We should be teaching our girls and young women the importance of enjoying life, practicing safe sex and that they are of much greater worth than a film of skin between their legs. I'm just disappointed that I couldn't give this minus stars. 2014 edit: I read this book and wrote this review in February 2011. People still keep commenting and I'm no longer in a position to talk about it. I understand that my little review was quite aggressive and inflammatory... probably deserved, but maybe not. So please keep this in mind before getting pissed and ranting in the comments. Thank you.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Cory

    The wtfuckery in this book is astounding. I can't even believe people think like this. Then, all I have to do is look at books like Mara Dyer that are subsets of this mode of thought. The wtfuckery in this book is astounding. I can't even believe people think like this. Then, all I have to do is look at books like Mara Dyer that are subsets of this mode of thought.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    This book has such great lessons for young women about staying pure for their husbands and God! It’s so great that someone wrote this book! And the lessons are so important! So I put them in a list so that I could always refer back to these godly teachings on purity! On Female Sexuality *women’s sexual needs are universal. girls are like robots, they are all the same. what are lesbians again? *except I forgot that there are terrible women who apparently have sexual feelings like men. real women hav This book has such great lessons for young women about staying pure for their husbands and God! It’s so great that someone wrote this book! And the lessons are so important! So I put them in a list so that I could always refer back to these godly teachings on purity! On Female Sexuality *women’s sexual needs are universal. girls are like robots, they are all the same. what are lesbians again? *except I forgot that there are terrible women who apparently have sexual feelings like men. real women have no sexual desires, and they’d never think of pursuing men. that would suggest that women are equal to men, and that’s devil talk *since you shouldn’t be having sex anyway we won’t get into birth control or STIs. three paragraphs is all you need honey *and since you shouldn’t be having sex we definitely won’t mention birth control that girls can use. CONDOMS ARE ALL THERE IS AND EVER SHALL BE *yeah it would be bad if you were well-informed about safe sex. education will be the death of us all *there is no extramarital sex that exists without shame. SHAAAAAAAME *you do not need to know about rape, masturbation, divorce, or birth control within marriage. what do you want, for us to give you the keys to hell? On Rape Women Who Have Succumbed to Satan [TW: Rape] (view spoiler)[*girls are the victims of Satan, not the boys who coerced or pressured them into sex. men will have sex with anything that moves, so they really can’t be culpable for this behavior *boys will be boys, by the way. the groom wears black for a reason *it’s only abuse if it happened when you were a kid. that’s why we wrote to you specifically at the end of the book *but ‘rape’ is such a strong word, so let’s just call it a personal failure. there is no sex you can have where you don’t have responsibility, unless you were a child, like in the former bullet point *not our fault you weren’t abstinent. (hide spoiler)] On Female Purity *you are a valuable girl—but only if other girls aren’t. consider yourself a thing instead of a person, like a china cup. don’t you feel so special? no? well, then think about other girls like styrofoam cups so that you will know that God made you to be a better thing than them *honey your boobs are going to hell. shame on you for wearing a push-up bra while reading this book, don’t you know that you are making yourself a temptation to men? *you are what you wear. and that outfit definitely indicates that you have a thriving sex life On Marriage *good news, if your parents pick your husband for you all will go well! they know everything *and also your parents are like little gods so listen to them. this truth will set you free *don’t talk to boyfriends about periods. periods are inherently sexual and you must act as though you never have one *NEVER DISCUSS MARRIAGE WITH YOUR BOYFRIEND. do it after you’re engaged, so he can’t back out *having married sex is kind of like getting stuck in your pantry. that is why the perfect word to describe the experience is ‘wedged’ *the best sex of ever is like the kind Jewish Bible people had, where a girl had to look hot for her husband and perform her important duty of being his most precious object on a chair while he built her a house and then kidnapped her, maybe even in the middle of the night, to get the sexy times on. DON’T YOU FIND THE PATRIARCHAL ROMANCE INVIGORATING? On Womanhood *all girls want to be mothers someday. girls who don’t want to be mothers will never ever have sex so we won’t bother mentioning them *labor is ‘ouchy.’ that’s the best word to use during this most sincere of memoirs when recalling a daughter’s birth *a girl who loses the ability to reproduce basically has no purpose or joy in life anymore. so you better not get a hysterectomy or we’ll shoot you *women who don’t objectify themselves according to the standard’s of this book are complete trash. this book comes from GOD are you saying you are not trash? *ugh, women who have difficult relationships and broken hearts are just garbage. DON’T THESE GARBAGE WOMEN KNOW THAT MEN WANT PURE WIVES SOMEDAY? On Good Role Models * only use Bible verses where women have stumbled (although their lovers haven’t). it’s not like the Bible has a bias towards men, right? because it’s not like it was… only written by… men… *all of our successful romantic relationships will be examples from nineteenth century romance novels. they are so relatable to the modern world and not problematic at all *in addition, all evidence regarding how slutty clothing makes you a slutty person will be drawn from nineteenth century romance novels. back in the good old days when women could be oppressed without them complaining about it *it is right and good to discuss this one unnamed girl’s sex life in detail probably without her permission! hallelujah for gossiping in the Lord’s name *it is also right and good to talk about another girl’s slutty behavior on her Facebook page. who cares if I asked for her permission? doing this for Jesus On Bad Role Models *LET US SHAME ORPAH! we had no desire to actually open a Bible and find out what her name was, and since she didn’t get a book of the Bible named after her or be a king’s grandma, her personal choice to build a life that was best for her indicates that her life was TERRIBLE! *let us brutally criticize single mothers as a lesson to others! single mothers deserve no compassion! they are loose women! burn them! *if you don’t wait ‘til marriage then your out-of-wedlock baby will go to hell. no one will ever want to associate with your child of regret and bad decisions because yay stigma Misc. Tips on Being a Christian *the literal interpretation of Genesis trumps evolution and glorifies the victimization of women again! yay! *according to C.S. Lewis, horses are better than lizards. God doesn’t love you if you like lizards because they are sinful *YOU DO NOT NEED RESOURCES OTHER THAN WISE CHRISTIAN WOMEN. you do not need counseling, you do not need professional help, you do not need to see anyone other than your mom or your pastor or your older sister because you need to keep Jesus in your life Thank you Jesus for keeping us pure through the supernatural truths presented in this book! Gosh, this was so great! … Okay, real talk. I’d give this book maybe 1.5 stars. It isn’t a complete waste of time, I’d say—when there’s good stuff, there’s good stuff. It’s important to remember that purity isn’t just a matter of ‘not having sex’ but keeping your mind and heart in the right place when it comes to a relationship with God and others. However, it’s also notable that this book often gets is point across by asking girls to internalize shame regarding some of their own behavior and, indeed, shame other women for the same reasons. Nothing is written quite as coarsely as I did above—also, at some points I was just making fun of the writing. But it’s true that in expecting the readers to accept and believe the ‘truth’ written in each chapter, very little effort was put into creating nuance in the lessons. By writing as a woman to women, the responsibility of men in sexual relationships was downplayed. If she didn’t castigate a boyfriend’s behavior, the narrator as good as condoned it. By writing about teen pregnancy in a negative light, we were led to equate unwed sex with unwed pregnancy. That’s why I had the power to suggest that such a child was the living embodiment of sin. (Which is horrible, by the way.) By comparing women to objects, even “precious” objects like china cups, women and their sexuality were reduced to a level of subhumanity. Women became things in the narrative of purity. The lack of nuance leaves these doors open for me to criticize. These doors are left open for beliefs that, since unaddressed, can be interpreted as true from the text. And so this book leaves a lot of room for the people who read and learn from it to accept that demeaning, blaming, and dehumanizing women is okay. Especially if you want to live a Christian lifestyle. I can say, after reading this through, that I am afraid of people who believe that this is how we should live as Christians. Women should not tear down women. That is all.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Terri Lynn

    This was yet another dud, I mean, book that was recently given to me by a Christian woman who knows we are Atheists but hoped my 19 year old daughter would read them. After the daughter turned 50 Shades of Red and Purple and blasted enough angry steam rise off the top of her head to outblow a volcano, I backed away to throw these things away (lest some innocent person accidentally read this trash) then decided to have a peek at the Dark side, the sexual and dating advice 21st century religious f This was yet another dud, I mean, book that was recently given to me by a Christian woman who knows we are Atheists but hoped my 19 year old daughter would read them. After the daughter turned 50 Shades of Red and Purple and blasted enough angry steam rise off the top of her head to outblow a volcano, I backed away to throw these things away (lest some innocent person accidentally read this trash) then decided to have a peek at the Dark side, the sexual and dating advice 21st century religious fanatics follow that keeps them safely in the Dark Ages or Ancient Times. Dannah Gresh has got it down to an art form. Dannah is definitely drinking the dark ages koolaid here. I believe they might have removed her clitoris at birth. She is completely convinced that females are nonsexual beings who do not get horny (heh, heh, heh, we could teach her a few things couldn't we?) but are taken advantage of by those devious men. She has a hymen fetish that really rises to the level of mental illness. Sexual purity is highly overrated. Here are the facts. Girls have a clitoris which serves only one purpose- to give us intense orgasms. We don't pee through it and we don't pass babies through it. It is there ONLY for our sexual pleasure. Evolution has been very, very good to us. Patriarchal sexist men know this and it worries them. That is why many of them seek to cut it off girls. Other men try to use fear (God will get mad) to rein in female sexual pleasure. We can have multiple orgasms at any age. I am 53 and can have over 15 in a 24 hour period. A real man like my Atheist husband is delighted with this and willing to use tongue, lips, fingers, penis and vibrator to rock my world. Christian men are scared shitless as are those men in other patriarchal cults so they use an imaginary god and imaginary Jesus to get women in line to be controlled. It is sad to see women writing garbage that turns her sisters into property to be bought by a man and deflowered and kept as his property. There is nothing here to say the groom should wear white or that safe sex prior to marriage is good. It is females as property carried into the new century.This is seriously unhealthy and abnormal.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rebekah

    This book seems fake and not only that, I cannot STAND the fact that she basically says women do not have a sexual desire, and that it's a front put on by feminist ideas in modern society. Like we can make no decisions for ourselves and men are over bearing and perverted. SHAME on you. This book seems fake and not only that, I cannot STAND the fact that she basically says women do not have a sexual desire, and that it's a front put on by feminist ideas in modern society. Like we can make no decisions for ourselves and men are over bearing and perverted. SHAME on you.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Marjorie

    This book has been a tremendous help to me in my journey toward regaining purity. I'm a 21 year old college student and I believe that any teenage girl or young woman looking to live a pure lifestyle, or maybe questioning why, SHOULD read this book! It's beautifully written and has amazing moments of hurt, healing and triumph. Dannah writes with a very non-judgemental and understanding/compassionate tone. I love the book and will probably read it again. HIGHLY recommend. :) This book has been a tremendous help to me in my journey toward regaining purity. I'm a 21 year old college student and I believe that any teenage girl or young woman looking to live a pure lifestyle, or maybe questioning why, SHOULD read this book! It's beautifully written and has amazing moments of hurt, healing and triumph. Dannah writes with a very non-judgemental and understanding/compassionate tone. I love the book and will probably read it again. HIGHLY recommend. :)

  8. 4 out of 5

    Amy Koons

    I would have given this book three stars because there were some good thoughts and ideas conveyed but there were also some red flags and theological teachings that I am not sure are accurate (for instance, there are four blood covenants in scripture and the only one remaining is your sexuality). I need to look into this more but I have never heard this from any other source and I think it's a huge stretch. Also, I think some teachings in this book - like your dad filling the guy-sized hole in yo I would have given this book three stars because there were some good thoughts and ideas conveyed but there were also some red flags and theological teachings that I am not sure are accurate (for instance, there are four blood covenants in scripture and the only one remaining is your sexuality). I need to look into this more but I have never heard this from any other source and I think it's a huge stretch. Also, I think some teachings in this book - like your dad filling the guy-sized hole in your life - can be dangerous because it is never appropriate for the father-child relationship to encroach on the romantic. I understand Gresh's intent is to keep father-daughter ties strong, and that is a healthy thing, but I felt like what she said crossed the line and could be construed to encourage improper boundaries. Also, purity is such an important scriptural truth, but I seriously get tired of many factions of the church putting virginity and the "wedding night" on a pedal stool and overemphasizing things like the hymen. Sin is sin. But for many girls, they are made to feel like sexual sin is the worst sin and they (not young men) are the ones primarily responsible to avoid it at all costs and I'm not sure that's a fair burden to place on young girls, even though I do think purity of heart, mind, and body are important.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Charlotte

    "The end result are usable "how-to-say-no" skills that can reduce the risk of a young woman's heart being broken by sexual sin." HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. So, according to this book, women are precious little lambs who will always be coerced into having sex with men whose come-on lines are always "Trust me". Lord forbid that a woman might actually have a mind of her OWN. Lord forbid that you should write the same book for a GUY. Because we all know women are pure creatures who have no sexual feelings whatso "The end result are usable "how-to-say-no" skills that can reduce the risk of a young woman's heart being broken by sexual sin." HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. So, according to this book, women are precious little lambs who will always be coerced into having sex with men whose come-on lines are always "Trust me". Lord forbid that a woman might actually have a mind of her OWN. Lord forbid that you should write the same book for a GUY. Because we all know women are pure creatures who have no sexual feelings whatsoever. And men are impure cads who only want "it" and will do anything to get it. I WILL bite you if you recommend this. I swear it.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lynn

    This book really changed my understanding of why purity is so important. Dannah Gresh is putting forth a great effort to teach young Christian women like myself the value of staying pure not just physically, but mentally and emotionally, too. She doesn't condemn those who have made mistakes in these areas, but rather gives encouragement to get things right with God and others and to start fresh with a new commitment to purity. There were a few small points that I didn't totally agree with - but This book really changed my understanding of why purity is so important. Dannah Gresh is putting forth a great effort to teach young Christian women like myself the value of staying pure not just physically, but mentally and emotionally, too. She doesn't condemn those who have made mistakes in these areas, but rather gives encouragement to get things right with God and others and to start fresh with a new commitment to purity. There were a few small points that I didn't totally agree with - but that's par for the course with a lot of "Christian living" books.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ashlie

    I really enjoyed this book. Every young teenage girl, and young adult woman, should definantly read this book. If you are committed to stay sexually abstinent, util after you are married, this book will help, and encourage you.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

    Short review: Nope, nope, nope, NOPE. Longer review: I got this book after I was told it was good for book studies with youth groups. I started to read it thinking it might be good for a group study with some of the girls in my youth group. I quickly decided it was not for us; these are the same ideas that lead to shame and unhealthy sexual identities. Books like this are good in theory (kind of) but teach(although likely inadvertently) girls that their worth is in what they have or have not done s Short review: Nope, nope, nope, NOPE. Longer review: I got this book after I was told it was good for book studies with youth groups. I started to read it thinking it might be good for a group study with some of the girls in my youth group. I quickly decided it was not for us; these are the same ideas that lead to shame and unhealthy sexual identities. Books like this are good in theory (kind of) but teach(although likely inadvertently) girls that their worth is in what they have or have not done sexually. I really should have known better.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

    This is a great book for women of any age, especially teenagers, to try understand sexual purity. It's very easy to read and understand, and it also gives practical advice to stay on the path of purity which is very important. I think this book lacks in explaining the forgiveness and restoration of God for those who didn't wait to have sex for marriage. The book seems to assume the girls who are going to be reading this books are Virgins. Unfortunately in this day and age that won't be the case This is a great book for women of any age, especially teenagers, to try understand sexual purity. It's very easy to read and understand, and it also gives practical advice to stay on the path of purity which is very important. I think this book lacks in explaining the forgiveness and restoration of God for those who didn't wait to have sex for marriage. The book seems to assume the girls who are going to be reading this books are Virgins. Unfortunately in this day and age that won't be the case most of the time. It does hint in that area, but not really. It's still very challenging and realistic. She never tries to sugar coat the truth. So I give it 4 out of 5 starts.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Laura Williamson ditto

    I read this book in High School (about 4 years ago) and thought it was very encouraging and insightful. It is written for Christian women who want to live their lives in a manner that is pleasing to God. This writer never states that sex is "bad" neither does she suggest that a woman should be "enslaved to a sexist man" as other reviewers of this book have indicated. I don't think Gresh wrote this book to convince girls to "keep their legs crossed," I believe she wrote it to encourage young Chri I read this book in High School (about 4 years ago) and thought it was very encouraging and insightful. It is written for Christian women who want to live their lives in a manner that is pleasing to God. This writer never states that sex is "bad" neither does she suggest that a woman should be "enslaved to a sexist man" as other reviewers of this book have indicated. I don't think Gresh wrote this book to convince girls to "keep their legs crossed," I believe she wrote it to encourage young Christian women to honor their God with their bodies and to be faithful to their future husband - If that's not your goal or desire then, of course, you will find this book offensive.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lylia

    I did not like this book AT ALL. I have read a few christian purity books and this one is by far the worst one. It was very poorly written and sometimes it left me confused. I couldn't finish it and requested a refund from Amazon. I am sure it would be suitable for someone who is in their teens, but it wasn't for me. I did not like this book AT ALL. I have read a few christian purity books and this one is by far the worst one. It was very poorly written and sometimes it left me confused. I couldn't finish it and requested a refund from Amazon. I am sure it would be suitable for someone who is in their teens, but it wasn't for me.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Peninah Odhiambo

    Am glad we still have people who encourage sexual purity and actually help explain how to achieve it. Many times am preached to in church how horrible it is to commit sexual immorality but not how to deal with my sexuality since its part of me. This book encourages, tell me how to be pure the biblical way. May god use you Danna Gresh more and more

  17. 5 out of 5

    Mary Lou

    Given to my high-school age daughter by her boyfriend's mother. I've tried hard to see this as a loving gesture, and not an indication that she thought my daughter (who never read it) was a skank. I wonder what books she gave to her son.... Given to my high-school age daughter by her boyfriend's mother. I've tried hard to see this as a loving gesture, and not an indication that she thought my daughter (who never read it) was a skank. I wonder what books she gave to her son....

  18. 4 out of 5

    Navessa

    WHAT. THE. FUCK.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Moon

    among the worst books I've ever read. among the worst books I've ever read.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Bittle

    Have a daughter? Are you moving from childhood, into young womanhood , and wondering about dating and purity before marriage? This is a book you need to read! It is good! As I guide my daughter through this stage of life, she and I got a lot out of this book and it made for lots of great discussion material.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    Dannah is a great author and speaker. I admire her for her openness of her own life to teach the positive effects of purity and respect for ones body, mind, and soul. This is for any mother struggling with a way to talk to her daughter and open up. Also, for any teenager on up finding herself and learning about boys, dating, the joy of marriage and the sacredness of sex.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    When I came home one day, my mom gave me this book, raved about how great it was, and the first thing I did was hide it in some drawer. I didn't want anything to do with it. This book then caused quite a few arguments as she would question me almost every day for months about it and I still refused to read the book. Eventually, she told me I had to read this book or not read any others, and I was having trouble keeping all my books at my Dad's, so I gave in. I spent the first few chapters rollin When I came home one day, my mom gave me this book, raved about how great it was, and the first thing I did was hide it in some drawer. I didn't want anything to do with it. This book then caused quite a few arguments as she would question me almost every day for months about it and I still refused to read the book. Eventually, she told me I had to read this book or not read any others, and I was having trouble keeping all my books at my Dad's, so I gave in. I spent the first few chapters rolling my eyes at it. After I got to the third or fourth chapter, I really liked this book! It's all about forgiveness and how even if we'd made mistakes at any age, God will still forgive us. And solely for the middle, I would recommend it to anyone who wants to check it out. I don't, however, like the last part. I agree with some of it, and I don't have a problem with people who don't kiss until their wedding day, but that definitely isn't for me. Also, the author says something in the last chapter about there being clothing we shouldn't wear in front of just our husbands even? Umm.... What? In conclusion, I would like to quote my Language and Voice workshop teacher and say, "Take what you think is good and that you can apply to your life."

  23. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Ogden

    I wholeheartedly agree in saving sex for marriage, and putting God first in your life so I applaud Dannah for championing those causes. There is a lot of wisdom in this book. However, I disagree with the idea that there is one person out there that God made for you. God made us for himself. I also disliked comparing women presenting their value as disposable styrofoam cups, easily replaced ceramic mugs, or a valuable teacup. All women are that valuable tea cup! The poor choices you may make do n I wholeheartedly agree in saving sex for marriage, and putting God first in your life so I applaud Dannah for championing those causes. There is a lot of wisdom in this book. However, I disagree with the idea that there is one person out there that God made for you. God made us for himself. I also disliked comparing women presenting their value as disposable styrofoam cups, easily replaced ceramic mugs, or a valuable teacup. All women are that valuable tea cup! The poor choices you may make do not change your value. For another book about purity that I would give five stars, Sex and the Soul of a Woman by Paula Rinehart.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Hannah

    While this book was quite informative on how to conduct oneself sexually in any relationship, I found it to be a bit dull. It was helpful at parts, but all in all...it did not seem to apply to me, nor did it help me figure out how to go about having a proper relationship with a man. There seemed to be no sincerity and it...it just was a disappointment, in my opinion . Others get quite a bit of use out of it, and I thank God for it. Personally, it did not help me.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    This is another book where, though good can be taken out of it, young Christians may leave it with blind optimism leading to personal self-shaming. The overall message assumes a wedding dress, the perfect husband (secured through the use of a checklist) as well as rash judgements about the character of males vs. females. Good if read mindfully.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Regan

    It was good! There were a few a few corney and/or things that were kind of personal that she could have left out. But overall it helped me set some good standards.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Sydney

    Such a great book. I loved it. I have my mindset on staying pure and this book will help me to keep my promise to myself!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Wonder Woman

    I read this book a year ago, so you’ll have to forgive me that I won’t be as detailed in my review. This book was presented to me by a friend after I went through a horrible break up. The sort of break up where I felt like someone impaled an icicle through my heart and I woke up every morning with a fist in my stomach. However, what I received from reading this book was guidance- guidance I couldn’t receive from any older women in my life. This book was reassuring that I am not the only woman th I read this book a year ago, so you’ll have to forgive me that I won’t be as detailed in my review. This book was presented to me by a friend after I went through a horrible break up. The sort of break up where I felt like someone impaled an icicle through my heart and I woke up every morning with a fist in my stomach. However, what I received from reading this book was guidance- guidance I couldn’t receive from any older women in my life. This book was reassuring that I am not the only woman that has gone through these struggles of wanting to keep abstinent til marriage. It reminded me that not matter what sin we have done, no matter WHAT Jesus loves us & so long as we keep our eyes on Him, He still has our happily ever after set; cliché but true! A King wants best for His daughters! It was a book of someone’s personal experiences that made some tough decisions just so they could return onto the path with God. Additionally there was advice about break ups and how to mend through the heartache. I see a lot of people stating their anger that this book talks about women keeping their virginity and not men keeping their’s. To be fair, this was a book written by a woman for women. I think it would be unfair & inappropriate for a woman to discuss the matters of sex with man, unless that was her son. Vice versa, I wouldn’t want to read a book about a MAN telling me the importance of my virginity, simply because men do not know what it’s like for a woman’s abstinence and women do not know what it’s like for men. I believe that’s pretty self explanatory. Lastly, this is a book for women in the Christian faith who want to remain virgins till marriage. This book may not be for someone who doesn’t believe in Jesus, or waiting till marriage. It’s like a hockey player giving advice to another hockey player on how to play better; you wouldn’t see a quarterback giving advice to a goalie how to save a puck! Lol! I suggest this is a great book for women of faith that believe in waiting till marriage; whether you have done it or not, but still hold onto the belief of abstinence this book is for you. Don’t be discouraged to read by some of the reviews, I would encourage you to read for yourself(:

  29. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Williams

    I liked reading this book and did get some things from it, but it definitely wasn't my favorite. I found it shallow in some parts and I wasn't crazy about that. When talking of abstinence, it keeps mentioning the possibility of pregnancy or STDs, which for the Christian, is not our motivating factor for abstinence(and I know the author wouldn't believe that...it just came across a little off). I also didn't like the message of "Wait to have sex with your husband on your wedding night and it will I liked reading this book and did get some things from it, but it definitely wasn't my favorite. I found it shallow in some parts and I wasn't crazy about that. When talking of abstinence, it keeps mentioning the possibility of pregnancy or STDs, which for the Christian, is not our motivating factor for abstinence(and I know the author wouldn't believe that...it just came across a little off). I also didn't like the message of "Wait to have sex with your husband on your wedding night and it will be SO much better." I mean, sure, I'm definitely not disagreeing with that, but it's just that shallow version of Christianity, "I'll do *this* for God and He'll give me my little prize down the road." That's a poor motive for obedience, in my opinion. It also kept referencing how, if you wait, God will provide the perfect love story in His time and way. And I completely agree that God can and does provide and it's wonderful when He does. But again, that shouldn't be the motive for obedience. It's possible that you stay pure and remain single for the rest of your life. Or you get married and become a young widow. Books like this could leave that person disillusioned. So I'm ALL FOR the message of purity! I just don't like it when it's wrapped up quite like this.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    I read this book as part of my research for my Master's thesis. I think other commenters have pointed out the most important problems with Gresh's work (both from an Evangelical Christian and non-Christian perspective) so I won't get into any of that. What I haven't seen anyone else mention is the profit motive behind this book and others like it. Nearly every chapter is punctuated with suggestions that the reader purchase other resources or attend retreats that would profit Gresh or her colleag I read this book as part of my research for my Master's thesis. I think other commenters have pointed out the most important problems with Gresh's work (both from an Evangelical Christian and non-Christian perspective) so I won't get into any of that. What I haven't seen anyone else mention is the profit motive behind this book and others like it. Nearly every chapter is punctuated with suggestions that the reader purchase other resources or attend retreats that would profit Gresh or her colleagues. I think it's worth noting that Gresh and other purity movement leaders have corporate/marketing backgrounds. I tried unsuccessfully to find her net worth; I expect it is quite high. If you're a teenage girl looking to this book for advice, I would tell you two things: 1) Be suspicious of the author's motives and theology. She's selling a product, ultimately. 2) Double check any of the health information you find in the book. Much of it is inaccurate or misrepresented, esp. regarding the hymen and STD's

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.