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Monday, September 16, 2013

The Bare Naked Truth by Bekah Hamrick Martin (Review)

The Bare Naked Truth: Dating, Waiting, and God’s Purity Plan

by Bekah Hamrick Martin (received for review purposes)   

Genre- Juvenile Nonfiction / Religion / Christianity

Published by- Zondervan

Copyrighted- 2013

Number of pages- 416

Age Group- Young Adult (girls)

Description of book- paperback, list price $9.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-73402-4

Filled with candor and humor, Bekah Hamrick Martin, has written The Bare Naked Truth to help teen girls understand the lies and how to abstain from sex until marriage.

Martin has included quotes from people such as Tricia Boyer, Holly Gerth, and Kristin Billerbeck.

Some of the subjects are:

  • Don’t base your decisions on fear.
  • Safe sex is not always safe.
  • How to have compassion with everyone, not just those who seem perfect.

Also included is a lot of information on what God says about purity.

About the author- Bekah Hamrick Martin currently lives in North Carolina with her husband.  She now shares her experiences with teens.  She talks mostly about healing and surviving the adolescent years.

My thoughts- The Bare Naked Truth, by 29-year-old Bekah Hamrick Martin, is a must read for all teen girls.  There is an honest candor along with a lot of humor, which will help them see the lies (example, “Waiting is for wusses.” and “I don’t have to decide now.”) for what they are, so they can turn away from what isn’t pure.

There were many parts of this book that I enjoyed.  One of the best parts was the different tips and quotes that were separated from the rest of the text in boxes.  The space at the end of each chapter to answer questions and journal was also very helpful.  I think it is important to think about the chapter and write down your thoughts, so you can remember it for the future.

Having accounts from real people made everything Martin wrote even more concrete.  The back of the book even had a list of the people in the book along what they have written and how to contact them.

I highly recommend this book to all teen girls.  The truth about dating and purity needs to be known.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received The Bare Naked Truth: Dating, Waiting, and God's Purity Plan by Bekah Hamrick Martin for free from DJC Communications. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. All links were current when posted.

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