From time to time, I see a book that I think would make a great addition to our church library shelf. Pure Love Pure Life, from Zondervan, is just such one of those books.
My oldest child just turned 7, so we haven’t delved much into the purity subject. My husband and I have talked about it, and we do know that we don’t want to handle the ongoing purity discussion the way it is often handled. Purity is often presented as a series of do’s and don’ts—do think about God and don’t think that way, don’t look that way, don’t act that way. That’s not what purity should be about. Real purity is not just about virginity, but it’s about freedom. Freedom to live a life of happiness free from all the garbage that goes along with sexual sin. Purity starts in heart, and flows out of there.
Elsa Colopy has penned Pure Love Pure Life for teen girls, ages 13 to 15, to see that the pure life can also be a good life.
The fact is, we liven in a broken world, and I want my own girls and the youth girls I volunteer with to learn from my mistakes without having to make their own. Pure Love Pure Life is a great tool for helping teen girls. It can help them navigate the temptation, frustration, and peer pressure that surrounds them and keep them on course. It will help them explore God’s heart on purity, and give them tips for when they do detour from God’s perfect plan.
The writing style is quirky and fun, and will keep the attention of a tween/teen while teaching them a thing or two. You won’t find the typical checklists and rules on purity in this book. Instead, Colopy endeavors to point readers towards God’s desire that our lives represent His heart and our hearts represent His purpose. She demonstrates that purity is about the heart, mind, and body.
This will be a great addition to our church library.
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