Friday, April 15, 2011

What Are You Waiting For? Book Review

I recently read What are you waiting for? written by Dannah Gresh. It is a newly published book that just came out this year. The book focuses on sex and states on the cover "The one thing no one ever tell you about sex". I am a college student, and was hoping it would be different than the many other Christian and non-Christian books I've read on the subject. It is a touchy topic to discuss and our world is consumed with everything that has to do with sex. As a college student, it is often all I hear talked about in a day. When I started reading it the author seemed to beat around the bush and explain that her book is better then the many other books written on the topic. She also states that if you can not handle what the book is being written about to not read it. This made me curious on what she had to say. I was extremely disappointed. It was nothing new to anything I have ever read. I do like some of the things she said about the lesbian question and she had some good tips on how to handle such feelings. As for the rest of the book, it was a "beat around the bush to make it sound like I'm saying something new". I believe such a book should have deeper thinking and not just skimming the top of what everyone already knows. Gresh does say words like pornography, and masturbation. She is more upfront about things then most people are comfortable with. She portrays sex as a Godly act and something that means far more than just the word sex. 
  Overall it was a well written opinionated book. I would not recommend it to anyone college age, but perhaps for younger teens who are discovering their sexuality.

Note: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. This is my honest opinion on the book.

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