This book has had a profound impact on my life, and on my ability to live out my life as a Christian woman. Ever since the first time I read it in junior high, I have continued to find ways in which the teachings of this book have influenced by spiritual walk. In fact, I recently realized that I own every edition of this book that has ever been released. This book helped develop a passion within me to share and declare God’s truth of the subject of modesty. I also came to have a love and respect for the author, Dannah Gresh. Although I have read and been challenged by many of her books, this one left its greatest mark. Because of the seed that was planted in my heart with the teachings of this book, I eventually came to write a sermon on modesty that’s on YouTube, teach my first Bible study through this book, and even write a spoken word poem on modesty. The journey I’ve been on to understand the delicate power of modesty has been an incredible one, and one that I encourage every Christian girl and young women to go on. If you want to know more about this book, just ask ~ Bethel
Modesty. It’s a word that tend to make a woman cringe. It immediately invokes images of women wearing frock dresses, knitting their life away as an old maid. Many women find it easier to ignore what they know about the decency of clothing and instead want to use their body to their advantage to get attention or approval. They think it will fulfill them, but it usually ends up leaving them feeling used and empty. And most of time, they don’t know why. Sometimes, Christian girls know about modesty, but they end up being so in love with fashion or with the approval of others that they ride the modesty fence, dressing just modest enough for their parents’ approval, but having their hearts in the fashions everyone else is wearing. Everyone is so busy listening to the voices of our culture telling them how to fit it, they don’t even take the time to understand what modesty is really all about and why it’s important. They don’t even begin to take God’s perspective into consideration. It leaves us to ask the questions: what is modesty? And is modesty really that relevant to my life today?
In Dannah Gresh’s popular book, The Secret Keeper, you learn that modesty is not only relevant in our world today, but that there is delicate power within it, one that can be used for God’s glory. In this short but powerful book, Dannah leads you through an incredible journey of understanding this power, as well as helping you understand God’s purpose in this power. Plus she gives tips for how to check your outfits to make sure they are modest with some fashion tests. In the process of learning about your wardrobe reflects, you begin to understand that modesty is not just about what you wear; it’s a lifestyle that reflects your heart and your attitude. It becomes an expression of your obedience to the Lord. Coming to this understanding will change the way you see everything around you, if you fully embrace it. In a day and age where modesty isn’t valued or even acknowledged by the culture as a whole, Dannah’s teachings, packed with God’s truth, are needed now more than ever.
If you want to know more about modesty and are ready to take God’s truth about the way we dress seriously, this is book for you. Whether you’re teen or pre-teen girl that is just trying to learn what God says about it, or you’re a young adult women who hasn’t studied on this subject before, this book is the perfect place to start. Get your copy today!
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Bethel Grove is a Christian author, book reviewer, and book launcher. A graduate of Ozark Christian College, she is trained in biblical hermeneutics (how to interpret Scripture) and practical ministry. She has written seven self-published titles, published dozens of Christian book reviews, and been involved in over a dozen Christian book launches, both as a team member and a leader. She enjoys reading, writing, singing, and mentoring younger women. She hopes to someday be a vocational youth minister.
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