Pulling Back the Shades tackles the subjects of erotica, intimacy, and the wants of a woman and how spiritual women struggle with these issues in nine chapters. In reference to erotica romance novels, “We Know Why You Read It” and “Fifty Shades of Deception” are two chapters that discuss temptations that lure women and the “characteristics” used to reel you into the erotica genre. “Since When Does Prince Charming Carry Handcuffs?” covers BDSM (bondage, dominance, sadism, and masochism) through definition and the part submission plays in marriage and your faith.
Gresh and Slattery not only discuss the appeal and enticement of erotica but also share their own experience with this struggle many women engage in the titled chapter: “True Confessions from Dannah & Juli.” Together, they lay it on the line bringing to the forefront both spiritual and sexual sides of women, including references throughout to the erotica novel Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James.
There is plenty information in this nine chapter, 171 page book that any woman can appreciate with its straightforward approach and frankness. I recommend for individual reading and group study as it includes “Questions for Group Discussion” and two appendixes for resources and practical ideas.
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