If you've read this blog for very long, you know I'm a promoter of modesty. I think modesty is not just an important trait to instill in our daughters, but to also reflect ourselves. God gave us, as women, the gift of softness, femininity and beauty. It's our responsibility to convey those without conveying our sexuality. Allow your appearance to reflect your pure and virtuous heart. Know your worth and reflect it on the outside. Your body is a gift from God, honor it as such. I love this quote by Jessica Rey "Modesty isn't about hiding ourselves, it's about revealing our dignity".
Our girls being exposed to Cosmo magazines in nearly every checkout line, this publication has steadily declined into a full-on pornographic Ã¢â¬Ëhow to' guide for teens and vulnerable young girls. Victoria's Secret now targets 18-24 year-olds with the PINK line. Nearly every popular clothing line has low rise jeans, crop tops and plunging necklines. The need for a clear voice on modesty has never been greater. In this book, teen and twenty-something young women are given actual pictures and examples of modern clothing.
Dannah's approach to explaining the critical nature of modest is both cool and relevant. The photos will also show the girls how to take the 'Truth or Bare Fashion Tests.' In essence, this will provide concrete, 'how-to' modest dressing skills. Secret Keeper is a great mother and daughter book.
I was given this book by Moody Publishers for the purpose of this review.
This book is a sturdy paperback. It is a quick read, and is very engaging. Mom's, daughter's, bride's-to-be, every women should read this book! It is not a do's and don'ts list, but rather gives guidelines in choosing clothes, and evaluating what you wear before you go out of your bedroom in the morning. It makes you really think.
I purchased this book to use for a teen girls Bible study. I was not disappointed in the detailed yet clear message on modesty that Dannah provides in this book. I also was pleased how the book is quick & easy to read, and not over repetitive. It is very clear and to the point. This book has caused me to review my wardrobe as well. A must for ALL women to read!!
I read this book as a teen, and now that I'm in my 20's and leading a middle school church group full of girls, I bought copies for all of them. I really think every girl should read this. It gives such a thorough, godly perspective on modesty (inside and out), without seeming frumpy or uncool. Dannah Gresh hits the nail right on the head. Highly recommended!
I bought this for both my daughters in the updated version. Several years ago I had read and reviewed it for our church newsletter. I still think it's one of the best, most practical sources of advice available and wish every teen girl would read it! This edition has an updated intro explaining why the author chose to revise the book and a new middle section of "self-tests" for modesty. I had seen these in another publication by the same author. I disagree slightly with her on one point, but overall this is definitely 5 star, must-read material.