Monday, July 1, 2013

The Bare Naked Truth

The Bare Naked Truth: Dating, Waiting, and God's Purity Plan
So it's 12:17 in the morning, Pacific Time, and I shouldn't be awake. But I am. Unable to sleep, have to get up at six, am extremely tired, and my dad will be getting up soon to go bale hay. And just for the record, I haven't been sitting up reading. Actually, I finished this before Columbo ended tonight.

Title: The Bare Naked Truth
Author: Bekah Hamrick Martin
Publisher: Zondervan
Copyright Date: 2013

This ten-chapter purity book is a pretty quick, easy read. (I dislike the title though. I mean, seriously, do you have to get that awkward? Look, I know it's an awkward topic, but really. . . .) It covers ten common lies about waiting and boyfriends and debases them with the truth. It's God-honoring and humorous--but the humor gets on my nerves sometimes, since it seems like the author was trying too hard to put it in there. Most of all, I found that it reinforces the answer to this question (maybe without knowing it):

What the heck is the point of having a boyfriend when you're too young to be married, or obviously not planning to be married?

And you all know the short answer is . . .

There is no point.

It was an eye-opening experience (which was good, yet wasn't sometimes...), but I found that it didn't very well fulfill its purpose in convincing its readers to wait. Maybe that was just my opinion though. I might be giving away this book in September, so if one of my followers wins it, I would appreciate feedback on how well it convinces you to wait. (Being objective here: acting like you haven't already chosen to wait for your husband, if you've already decided to wait [yay!].)

eight stars. Good! Extremely edifying and a worthwhile read. I'll probably end up rereading it someday. {and I'm still not entirely sure if this should be a seven or an eight....}


  1. Sounds very interesting! It's nice to have books that encourage girls in that way. :)


    1. Yes, it definitely is! We probably need more good books like this in the world.


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