honestly i hadnt read the 50 shades book and while the pulling back the shades book seemed like a good starting spot, i dunno. as an early 30 woman, no tv, very little of this book was all that relevant to me. after i started the "pulling back the shades" book i looked into the 50 shades book. seems to me IF IT HAD BEEN SET IN A TRAILER PARK WITH A MAN OF AVERAGE INCOME IT WOULD BE LABELED FILTHY PORN OUTRIGHT. OBSCENITY LAWSUITS WOULD ABOUND. for the book or movie. again i didnt finish pulling back and hadnt really even heard much of 50 shades
I recommend this book to any and every woman, single or married. As a culture, we are inundated with images and descriptions of relationships between men and women, most of them leaving women longing for more from the men in their lives. This book directly addresses the five longings that women possess and how erotica skews the fulfillment of these longings.
Gresh and Slattery are transparent, straight-forward, and honest about their own struggles, and the Lord's healing of their hearts. This difficult topic is handled openly - the dialog may feel uncomfortable at times - but with grace and love for the reader.
I'd love to give a copy to every woman I know. We all need to know the Biblical perspective on our sexuality and honor God in everything we do. He created man and woman to to love each other and express it sexually as well as other ways. Why would you want to hurt and degrade someone you profess to love? Why would you want to be hurt? Everyone who has read or is thinking about reading "Fifty Shades" ought to read it.
My husband and I both read this book within three days. I have also recommended it to many friends. Never have i read a Christian perspective on many of these issues and I have often wondered about them.
As a military wife who faces deployments and time apart from her husband, the issues addressed in the book were very relevant to me.