I've heard some buzz about this book called 50 Shades of Gray by E.L. James. And, I know some Christian women who are reading it or who have read it. For those of you who aren't familiar with the book, it is a book that falls into the erotica genre and explores the world of sadism, masochism, & bondage. And, apparently a lot of women have become completely drawn into this book.
My cousin's wife posted a link to this article on Facebook today....
I'm Not Reading Fifty Shades of Grey by Dannah Gresh
Dannah sums up perfectly why I'm not reading the book. Take a minute to read her post. She speaks a lot of truth. And, just in case you wanted a little more of my own opinion...here's what I commented on Facebook....
"Very interesting post. I
only recently heard about this book because I know different folks
who've been reading it. I looked into what it was about, and I'll admit
it sounded like an interesting read, I knew it wouldn't be one I'd be
I'm not one of those Christian women who thinks I can only read
Christian fiction. Truth be told, a lot of Christian fiction
disappoints, and I think most secular fiction is actually better
written. However, I've had to be careful about what I DO read because I
can get images & thoughts stuck in my head for a very long time.
I picked up a book not too long ago that had wonderful reviews, what
sounded like a really fabulous storyline that followed the lives of 2
sisters over 50 years. But, at the very beginning of the story was a
very graphic, disturbing description of one of those sisters being
molested by her stepfather. I had to stop reading. It just wasn't
something I wanted in my head.
And, I think that's the main
reason I won't be reading 50 Shades of Gray. God knows how powerful
thoughts can be. He knows how our brains function. Philippians 4:8
sums up how we can discern what we should or shouldn't read or watch
pretty clearly...."Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true,
whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is
lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or
praiseworthy—think about such things.""
And, finally, taken directly from the synopsis for the book on Amazon.com.......
".....Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever."
And, I'm pretty sure that's exactly what I don't want.