Friday, February 15, 2008

Lies Young Women Believe

About a month ago, I pre-ordered a copy of Lies Young Women Believe by Nancy DeMoss and Dannah Gresh. The book arrived about a week ago and I have been skimming through it for the past few days and oh, I am so excited that these two ladies have written this book that I had to post something.

Lies Women Believe is a book I highly recommend every woman to read. Nancy addresses so many lies and strongholds that have gripped my own life and she combats them directly with the truth of God's Word. She addresses the areas of our priorities, marriage, children, emotions, and many more. It was amazing for me to discover how much I had bought into the enemy's deception or had accepted the world's standard rather than God's truth.

It is a book on my list to read again this year as well as work through her Companion Guide.

About two years ago while browsing through a christian book store I came across Dannah Gresh's book , And the Bride Wore White. At first I thought it would be something for a young woman who was engaged to be married. But to my delight, the book was suited for older teenage or college age girls. Dannah shares seven secrets to sexual purity intermingled with her own testimony and how God brought her to be married to her husband. It is a beautiful love story packed with powerful spiritual truths. I read the book in about a week and the Lord graciously opened some doors and the teenage girls in our church have been able to participate in a purity retreat based on this book for two years in a row.

So, you can imagine how giddy I was when I was asked if I would like to pre-order this book. It looks fun and inviting to a young woman (I've already caught both of my girls thumbing through it and asking if they could read it) and it addresses areas such as myself, guys, relationships, sin, and the media.

I've only read the introduction and all I can say is WOW and thank you Nancy, Dannah and Moody Publishing for a great resource for our daughters. I will share more as I read.

For more information about this book you can go here.


Deidre said...

I just posted about this very book this morning! I am so excited about reading it. I feel the same what about 'Lies Women Believe'. I can't wait to hear what you think about the new one.

Mocha with Linda said...

Our ladies did the Lies Women Believe study in 2006 which I didn't get to do. I have the book but haven't read it. This one sounds intriguing as well. Thanks for letting us know about it.

Tina said...

ooooh... that looks good.

I'm going to have to get it!

Heth said...

Is it too much for an 11 year old? It looks awesome!

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

Just skimming through many of the chapters, It may be covering areas that an eleven year old has not yet faced and doesn't need to be addressed at this time.

I would not have had my girls at eleven read this. I have something that is great for this age. (I will email it to you)

I will probably wait to go through it with my twelve year old. But for the sixteen year old it covers many areas of deception that young women face today.

I noticed that the authors don't hold anything back. (which is one reason our middle school and some jr. high age girls may not need to read this just yet) But high school girls and college age girls and beyond, absolutely!

They address some real tough issues, and they deliver the truth with scripture, in the same way that "Lies Women Believe" does.

Mrs. Troop said...

I just got here from Heth's blog - and I saw your comment about 11 year old girls. Would you share? I would love the insight. She's my oldest and I feel so often that I am "learning" with her. And I know making mistakes - it would help so much to have another mother's (who has older girls) wisdom. Thanks!
Glad to find you.
Book looks great - I've read both of the others and I'll look forward to that one, as well.

Kelly said...

I definitely want to check this one out.

Cyndi said...

I'm anxious to read this book! I'm not sure when I'll feel comfortable giving it to my daughter, but I know I will want her to read it at some point. LWB was a *very* pivotal book for me when I read it years ago.

Lelia Chealey said...

Hi Chris!
I was wondering if this is a good book. With those 2 authors though, it's hard to go wrong. I say that just by their reputations. I love to read so I'm surpised I haven't read any of their stuff yet. Anyway, I've been wanting to find a book for my oldest daughter & her friends for a group at our house. May have to get this one. ;)
Nice "meeting" you.