Sunday, July 31, 2011

An Expose On Teen Sex and Dating: A Book Review

About The Book:

After interviewing thousands of teens, author Andy Braner put it all down on paper in a straight-talk approach to teen sex and dating.

Revealing some startling statistics, he explains to parents and youth pastors what the current situation is with teens and sex, how we got here, and where the current out-of-control sex-driven culture is leading us.

Readers will find out how to reach teens with a biblical message on dating, sexual promiscuity, purity, and redemption.

From The Book Cover:

Are you worried about your teenagers and how they're going to survive the current dating scene? According to the Journal of Sexual Medicine, 63 percent of teenagers are sexually active before they leave high school; 87 percent are active before they leave for college. So how do we reach this generation of teens with a biblical answer to dating, sexting, and hooking up?

If you work with teenagers or are a parent of teenagers and see the devastation of out-of-control sexual promiscuity - or have no clue that any of this is going on - then you need to read this book. Andy Braner will help you understand the current dating scene and the teen thought process on sex and dating. He'll also provide you with tools and solutions for building relationships with teenagers as well as show you how to teach true intimacy, purity, redemption, and integrity in dating.

About The Author:

Andy Braner is an ordained youth minister and former president of the largest nondenominational Christian sports camp in the world, Kanakuk Colorado Kamp. Currently, he is the president of Ahava ministries, a camp ministry that teaches a Christian worldview to teens and college students. Each year Braner speaks to more than 80,000 teens and college students all over the world. His message centers around training global leaders to love God and love others.

My Review:

Do you have a teenager in your home? or a Tween? Then you NEED to read this book! Although sex and sexuality is not a topic many of us, as parents, are looking forward to discussing with our children, it is one that must be done. In order to teach our children to have a Christian worldview about dating, courting, marriage and sex, we need strong, scripturally sound books and this is one of them. 

With well-written and organized sections, Braner is frank and blunt (sometimes a little too much, but that's just me) about these topics and it is very obvious he has a heart for youth.  With a lot of practical ideas and real-life situations and statistics, Braner is not trying to scare you or the teens in your life. He is simply telling it like it is and that is so needed in this day and age. Would I put things a little differently then him in some instances. Likely, however, he is dead on in much of the book and for that reason I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase An Expose On Teen Sex and Dating by Andy Braner at your favorite bookseller from NavPress.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Lovell-Fairchild Communications and NavPress, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for writing this post. If any of your readers would like to start a discussion, I'm more than available to talk. Thanks so much!!