Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Bare Naked Truth

Author: Bekah Hamrick Martin
Publisher: Zondervan
May 2013
ISBN: 978-0310734024
Genre: Nonfiction/dating/relationships/teens

The Truth About Sex and Waiting ... Uncovered and Revealed

 Purity. Sex. Boys. Waiting. There's something about those words that makes everything complex in a heartbeat, and raises more questions than answers. Is there something wrong with me if I don't kiss a boy after a date? Or am I doomed if I DID? What if waiting is just a one-way trip to life as a crazy cat woman? And what if I tend to, um, think about a certain boy in a certain way? It seems that the lady at church and your friends have two very different opinions on the subject. And 'Your Budding Womanhood: Staying a Beautiful Flower for Jesus' just isn't cutting it.

Bekah Hamrick Martin knows the waiting game isn't easy or straight-forward. In The Bare Naked Truth, she lays everything on the table---including some embarrassing moments---as she explores the honest, naked truth behind what God means by purity. With additional entries from popular authors, you'll see the bare naked approach to waiting isn't always easy, but it's worth the risk.

THE BARE NAKED TRUTH isn’t a book you want to read if you’re a forty-something-year-old matron with five children sitting at the pool while your kids swim. Every one of the teens there walked by and asked, “Don’t you know all that stuff by now?” including my son. However, I was reading the book for review, and I did highly recommend it for all the teens out there.

I wish I would’ve read a book like this when I was a teen/young adult. Maybe I wouldn’t have made some mistakes I made. The book is honest, sometimes brutally so, sharing stories, truths, and exposing myths. Plus there’s a quiz in every chapter so you can pick your risk-taking, drawing lines, asking for help, and more. And there’s a question and answer journal, with lines, if you want to write in the book.

If you are a teen or a young woman who is wondering – should I give in to my boyfriend’s demands? Or I’ve already given in but I hate myself and I feel guilty, then you should pick up THE BARE NAKED TRUTH and read it, cover to cover, before you make a decision.

Truthfully, the guy you’re crying over isn’t worth it. Break up with him and move on. The right man who will love and cherish you out there.

Pick up a copy of THE BARE NAKED TRUTH for your favorite teen today. She (and you) will be glad you did. $9.99. 192 pages. 

Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/lwi4z

Meet Bekah:

Bekah Hamrick Martin was born in Savannah, Georgia, in an event which her brother keeps reminding her was completely unnecessary. She spent the better part of her high school years vacationing on the north end of her mattress due to an illness, where she developed a deep taste for chocolate and sarcasm. Today Bekah shares with teens about tough times, healing, and surviving their high school years---no matter where they spend them.

Learn more about Bekah on her website:http://misswritebrained.wordpress.com/ 

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