“Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl’s Heart: Discovering the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality”. This is a title that I would never have picked up, unless it was written by someone I deeply respect, trust, and admire; and for me, Kristen Clark and Bethany Beal absolutely fit into this category. These two amazing ladies are the founders of Girl Defined Ministries, and also wrote “Girl Defined” and “Love Defined” (all three have been published by BakerBooks). I adore their work, so… I knew their new book would also be a must-read.
I am not going to dive into the subjects discussed in the book, but instead I just would like to say thank you to Kristen and Bethany. Thank you for having the courage and wisdom to recognize the need for candid, open discussions about God’s design for sexuality, and responding with an entire book on this very topic. These ladies admit that it wasn’t easy, that it wasn’t even something they really wanted to do – but they followed God’s leading and the result is a book that I am positive will encourage and inspire so many women of all ages and circumstances.
“Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl’s Heart” wasn’t necessarily a book I was excited to read, but I knew that I should – and I am really glad I did. If you are a young woman who has ever questioned God-defined sexuality, I highly recommend reading this book. It may not be something you want to do, but I promise that it will be more than worth it.
I am grateful to have received a copy of this book from Baker Books Bloggers, free of charge, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.