Each chapter offers a common format.
- he says - a real guy's perspective on female fashion, modesty, purity, and what he looks for in a girl
- she says - the author's testimony of struggle, triumph and biblical insight related to the chapter topic
- He says - God's perspective on the topic
- what do you say? - a question and answer section providing readers the opportunity to interact with the text and note their thoughts and impressions
What I Like: Just about everything! It draws from several sources, all of which influence women, be they teens or adults. The is an attractive book with an appealing format. The personal stories and photographs from the author only add to the impact of her message. I love the solid Biblical principles taught and how the author consistently reinforces her points with Scripture references and quotations. This is no shallow Bible study! The author gets into the nitty-gritty issues and exhibits a thorough understanding of Scripture. I like how she pushes readers to internalize and interact with the lessons through journaling, independent study and prayer time.
What I Dislike: I like the "he said ... she said ... He said" format, but the order seems to place guys' opinions higher than the author's or God's. I would have preferred a look at God's Word first, then her take on it and finally reinforce those with the real guys' testimonies. This is so minor, though, that it doesn't affect my overall rating.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Age Appeal: 13 and up
Publisher Info: Thomas Nelson, 2011; ISBN: 1400316928; Paperback; 224 pages; $14.99