Monday, April 4, 2011


What Are You Waiting For?
The One Thing No One Ever Tells You About Sex
Dannah Gersh

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. I love getting books from WaterBrook Multnomah, but I am still trying to work out using my account with them and getting pictures of the covers. So once I figure that out I will have pictures with these posts.

*I am keeping this post a bit vague. It's on a subject that I don't know if all my readers are mature enough to have straight forward and I am not where they should be getting their information on this topic anyway.

Yada, yada, yada. Kind of funny that how I feel the book read is one of the main words she used in her book. Yada is a Hebrew word that means "to be known, to be deeply respected", and is the word used when talking about a husband and wife "laying" with each other. When it's not used in this context it is used when talking about our relationship with God. Also something I found interesting that she pointed out was that when there was an inapropriate use of sex another Hebrew word was used which means just exchanging fluids. I think Dannah had many good points in her book and she did a great job of using Biblical reference to keep us where she was and where she was going. Although I thought she could probably use a few more. Most of her chapters where well put together and I thought that it really hit some good points. Somethings that most people view as OK she points out as sins. It's great to see someone stand up for something they believe when the world is telling you not too.

My problem with this book is "Yada"...but not the Hebrew word. More the way we use it today...yada, yada,yada. It's funny that one of her chapters was titled this and when I got to that chapter it was how I was feeling. She tries to hard to be cool and hip when really just her honesty was enough. I felt maybe she went a little too far at times trying to get her point across and all of these things put together made the start of the book really feel like it was going nowhere. By the 3rd chapter I thought enough already what are you trying to tell me! I think the book would be AMAZING with a little more editing. I don't know if it would really be the first book I would recommend to my girls when they were old enough.

Book Review: FamilyLife Marriage Bible

Marriage Bible

Dennis & Barbara Rainey

I received my newest book from Thomas Nelson to blog about on my blog! :) This time for my review they sent me the Marriage Bible. It is in the New King James version and I am not a huge fan of that version. So the actual Bible part of it I can say was not my favorite. I prefer an easier reading version when I read the Bible. I did however enjoy the devotionals that were through out the Bible. They were practical and they really helped with the main purpose of the Bible, bringing couples closer together as they read their Bible. I think as a married couple we have great intentions of reading our Bibles together, but that doesn't always happen. We sometimes get side tracked and get busy with our separate studies. Having the Bible studies that are geared towards couples was great because it would have been awkward to do the studies by myself so it really encouraged me to do them with my husband. I also loved the index which made it easy to find certain subjects that interested us at the time. I thought the child raising tips were excellent and interesting to read. All around I think that this was a great Bible and I would recommend it to married couples. I think it would also make a great wedding gift!