Dannah Gresh’s book, What Are You Waiting For?, approaches and explores the issues of sexual purity. Written primarily for young women, the book starts by stating that there is “one thing no one ever tells you about sex” in today’s culture, then goes on to explain, in part, biblical manhood and womanhood, Scripture regarding sex, and insight regarding purity from a youth-centered perspective.
The book is well written and easy to read. Gresh doesn’t shy away from “Christian taboo” topics like masturbation and porn, and she’s transparent and honest in her own stories and encouragement. Her principles and ideas are relevant for single women of every age, although many of her examples are of women married very young, which misses entirely the huge, modern demographic of Christian women who are still unmarried in their late twenties, early thirties. Still, though, her advice is helpful and practical, and the book is a great first step to understanding purity from God’s viewpoint in today’s world.
Many thanks to Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book to review. All opinions expressed are mine entirely.