Friday, November 30, 2012

Secret Keeper by Dannah Gresh

Have you ever heard Dannah Gresh speak? I had heard her on Moody's Midday Connection a few years ago and I remember being very interested in her great ideas for girls regarding modesty. Skip ahead a few years to now and I have an almost-teenage girl and am so much more interested in Mrs. Gresh's suggestions regarding modesty!

The book Secret Keeper (with the subtitle The Delicate Power of Modesty) is a short, cute-looking, unintimidating sized book. I say that because it's a book written for teen-ish girls and that'll probably feature into their decision of whether to read it or not. The segments are short and interesting to read.

In a world where modesty is definitely not the norm, there are so many influences fighting for our daughters' attention and conformation. Biblical standards are not illustrated too often when we walk through the mall, or often even not always at church! The author directly addresses several different aspects of modesty--clothing, fashion, attitudes, value/worth, etc. She gives brief to the point explanations of why certain things are or are not acceptable--and she also gives guidelines for "modesty" -- for instance if certain clothing is modest or not. She gives easy practical steps for evalutaing items -- with a fun touch.

I am very happy with this book. My daughter will certainly be reading this (probably with me) in the not too distant future. There is also a devotional book which goes along with this book (my review of that is here)

If you are a teenaged girl, have a teenaged daughter/granddaughter, or have influence with a teenage girl, you ought to read this book and give her one as well! I'm very happy with the content of this book and would definitely recommend it!

I received a free copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review.

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