Although I began reading this book with a "this isn't for me" perspective, I was amazed by how insightful it was, and how challenging it was in my own life. This is a book, not just for women who struggle with erotica, but for all women who want to gain a better understanding of the desires God has given us and how to appropriately fulfill them.
Pulling Back the Shades is a book every woman should read, whether you struggle with sexual sin or not. The book not only exposes Fifty Shades of Grey for the danger that it is, but it also encourages Christian women to take action against Satan's attack on our lives and in our friend's lives!
To start off the book, Slattery and Gresh do a great job of explaining why women, yes, even Christian women are reading these books. "Women aren't just drawn into books like Fifty Shades of Grey for the entertainment value. Erotica strategically and masterfully pulls you in by exploiting what your heart secretly longs for." Pulling Back the Shades challenges you to find what the deeper issue is rather than allowing these books to temporarily feed your longings.
I am passionate about this particular subject because I believe Satan is using these books to destroy not just women, but our marriages, our families and our homes by offering a false sense of fulfillment that will ultimately lead to a greater feeling of discontentment. I loved the way Slattery and Gresh gracefully and lovingly address every area of this issue, reminding us that we "will never reach contentment reading something that is intended to make you long for more".
Slattery and Gresh do not shy away from the fact that reading erotica is sin. Yes, sin.
Slattery and Gresh hit the nail on the head when it comes to the topic of Fifty Shades of Grey. I'm so glad they wrote Pulling Back the Shades and have generously offered an extra copy for me to give away to one of you, my readers! If you are a Christian woman who has read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, is reading it, or is curious about doing so, please read this book first and weigh the consequences. Even if you have no desire to read the trilogy, I highly recommend this book as a way to educate yourself on how to help your fellow women who are being deceived.
In addition to this great book, you should check out Passion Pursuit-What Kind of Love Are You Making by the same author on a similar topic. It was a great study that will benefit you in your personal life as well as your marriage!Colossians 3:17
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.