Enough Book Review
I love reading books on modesty. Unfortunately really good ones are slim pickings. So, when I was sent the email to review Enough by Kate Conner I was thrilled!!! The book is perfect for teen girls. I know you might be saying Laura, you only have boys…:). True story there but with my husband in seminary, me having the blog, and with me helping with youth I figured this was a book that I would need to have read.
So what is Enough about? How is it different than other modesty books?
Here is what amazon says:
As I started reading, I was shaking my head and nodding YES!!! This book doesn’t just give you a list of rules to follow for modesty. Kate touches on EVERYTHING. She gives great advice on how to word things so that we can speak to teens without pushing them away.
The king is enthralled by your beauty:honor him, for he is your lord. Psalms 45:11
All beautiful you are, my darling; there is no flaw in you. Song of Solomon 4:7…..
She goes on to say ” The perfect shade of your skin for you is the one you have. The perfect body frame is the one you’ve got. Real beauty doesn’t trap you, it frees you. Real beauty doesn’t make you die inside, it makes you come alive.
WOW!!! Those words are so true!!! Teen girls are so hard on themselves and they are so impressionable!
One part of this book that I especially loves was the section on Facebook and social media. I have seen so many teens posting things that they shouldn’t. Both boys and girls. They seem to post and share in the heat of the moment, with little thought to the consequences of that action. Christians are no different then non-christians. I have been most shocked by some teens who are Christian and what they post.
Kate says ” In 2007, Facebook opened itself up to the general public, allowing every teenage girl to type up what she was feeling to no one in particular. The great irony is that what she writes to no one can be seen by everyone. And thus, the age of over sharing was born.”
Truer words have never been spoken! PS…this goes for adults as well as teens! 🙂
Kate takes a great deal of time to talk about social media and she gives great advice on how to approach it with teens. Honestly, I highlighted a lot in that section myself because while I have boys, this applies! I also took notes for myself!
“First of all words are swords. They can be used powerfully for good or evil and they have the ability to cut us to the quick. It doesn’t matter if you can’t see who’s wielding the sword-it cuts you just the same. Anonymous swords can still make you bleed.”
I loved this book!!! This has been one of my most favorite books I have reviewed. It is packed full of information on all forms of modesty. I would HIGHLY recommend that parents, pastors, and others who work with teens to have a copy on your shelf! I give this book a 10/10! You can get a copy by going HERE
***I received this book from FLYBY Promotions in exchange for an honest and fair review. The thoughts reflected our my own.***