Pulling Back the Shades Book Review and Giveaway

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Pulling Back the Shades

A Deeper Look at Women’s Desire and Sexuality from a Christian Perspective

I have a received a copy of the book, Pulling Back the Shades, from Family Christian to review.

However, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Pulling Back the Shades

When I received the chance to review Pulling Back the Shades, I was very eager to dig deeper into the longings behind a women’s heart and how the erotica industry uses that to suck women in. I have not read any of the Fifty Shades of Grey books and have no desire to do so. As a Christian woman I feel that it goes against what God has instructed in the Bible. Even before examining this book, I felt that it was equal to pornography. I don’t feel pornography has place in any Christian’s life and it doesn’t matter if the pictures are already drawn or your mind is going to draw the pictures, it is pornography.  I do, however, feel that Christian Woman still have a right to be sexually satisfied. They can do this and still maintain their relationship with God at the same time.

Dannah Fresh and Dr. Juli Slattery have made that their focus in Pulling Back the Shades. In this book they dig deeper into the root of what women are looking for and the guidelines that “sexperts” have when writing erotica. It is scary to see it in comparison and see how they are directly targeting the areas where women are weakest and exploit these areas.

Neither writer denies the fact that spiritual women still have legitimate desires. They both actually agree that for years these issues have been taboo in the church. This book helps to break barriers and open up the discussion. I found it to be exactly what I needed as I work to “Check Back Into” my marriage. I couldn’t figure out why I just couldn’t commit even though I want my marriage to work and succeed. Reading the book helped me realize I was hanging on to this “Fantasy View” of what a relationship should be. Instead I need to look at my marriage thru God’s eyes and when we are spiritually attuned then the rest will follow.

If you are a woman who is struggling in this area or just looking for a little boost to help you remain strong in a society that is becoming over sexualized, this book is for you. I also would recommend this book as a must have for teenage girls, women preparing for marriage, newlyweds and anyone in a relationship.

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  1. Belinda says

    After 15 years of marriage and 6 kids, I’ll admit, I can tend to unintentionally check out of my relationship with my hubby at times. I’d love to see what this book says about rekindling the spark.

  2. Belinda says

    I think this book would give a great perspective on the sexual relationship between a husband and wife.

  3. Belinda says

    I would love to read this and see the Christian perspective on women’s sexuality. 50 Shades of Gray got so much attention and I personally felt it was something that wasn’t for me. It seemed to make something God created and make it dirty. I would love to read this and one day pass it on to my daughter.

  4. says

    I love what you said about how this book was just what you needed to “check back into” your marriage. I would love to do the same!

  5. says

    I am embarrassed to say that I read 50 Shades. I was at a different place in my life. I feel our family has been healed. I would love to read it!

  6. April r. says

    I would really like to read this book! In my marriage, I feel like I could commit to things so much better if I looked at my marriage the way it is rather than how I think it should be. The statement you made about that touched a part of me that said hey! That’s what you do!