Monday, March 5, 2012

Girls Uncovered: A Book Review

About The Book:

Any parent can identify with the feeling that girls growing up in America face a treacherous future; Uncovered Girls unveils the facts. In a follow up to their eye-opening release, Hooked, obstetricians Joe McIlhaney and Freda Bush present stunning scientific research on the development of young girls in America's increasingly reckless sexual culture. They survey the reality of prevalent sexual behaviors and attitudes as well as their psychological, social, physical, and spiritual effects.  Despite the harrowing facts revealed by their studies, McIlhaney and Bush give us hope through their expertise as physicians and parents of daughters. Girls Uncovered provides fundamental wisdom and practical advice to help parents, counselors, and church leaders guide young girls safely through the challenges they will face so they can achieve their potential and enjoy full health, hope and happiness.

About The Authors:

JOE S. MCILHANEY JR., M.D., is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist. In 2001, Dr. McIlhaney was appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. He also serves on the Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. McIlhaney has co-authored over six books including Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children, and 1001 Health-Care Questions Women Ask. Dr. McIlhaney resides in Austin, Texas with his wife, Marion.

FREDA MCKISSIC BUSH, M.D., is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and a partner in private practice with East Lakeland OB-GYN Associates in Jackson, Mississippi. She currently serves as Medical Director of the Center for Pregnancy Choices Metro Jackson and the Henry M. Johnson Women's Resource Crisis Pregnancy Center. Freda spends much of her time speaking on sexuality and social behavior education. Her passion is to help women "raise a standard" to become who they were created to be. To that end, she teaches and encourages a lifestyle of abstinence until marriage and fidelity within marriage. She co-authored her first book, Hooked, with Dr. Joe S. McIlhaney, in 2008.

STAN GUTHRIE is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine. His most recent book, All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, was released by Baker. He is author of Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers.

My Review:

This is a bold, and often, shocking look at sexual culture and its effect on girls in the world today. The book is full of statistics that will make most of us hide our girls from a culture that seems to embrace all things to do with sex. But we can't protect our children forever. In fact, the best thing we can do is to arm our girls with tools that will allow them to take a Christian worldview on issues like premarital sex, modesty, sexual purity and more. This book is full of tools that will help parents, teachers, youth workers and pastors as they navigate young girls through the teen and young adulthood years. It is a book that will help all girls, and their loved ones, to grow to be the young women God has designed them to be and to do what He desires them to do. It is one that needs to be read by all that have girls in their life. Although my girls are still young, it is a book that I will reference over the next many years to come. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Girls Uncovered from Northfield Publishing, a division of Moody Publishers

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Moody Publishers, 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 for the review. Very important topic for today's youth.
    Working in the medical field, I witnessed more STD's and teen pregnancy than I thought possible. It is stunning the pressures our youth face.