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Secret Keeper: The Delicate Power of Modesty Paperback – July 1, 2011
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Through Secret Keeper, Dannah tells it like it is--full of truth and full of power! Definitely a must-read for all young women.
-Susie Shellenberger, Editor, BRIO Magazine
Secret Keeper brilliantly unlocks the mystery of modesty and clearly and cool-ly explains it in a way with which teenagers can identify...Every teenage girl has got to read Secret Keeper!
-Jeni Varnadeau, International Recording Artist, and Founder and Host of Chikchat
From the Back Cover
Modesty Is Power!
In the age of low-rise jeans, belly-button rings, and backless shirts, do you ask yourself these questions?
Why can't I wear what everyone else is wearing?
Times have changed, why can't I?
Isn't it really the guy's problem if he's tempted?
God wants you to look beautiful. To look as beautiful as He made you. Learn how through these quirky activities:
Our World Famous and Fun "Truth or Bare" Fashion Tests!
Learn the 3 Styles of Fashion Success: Cheap Thrills, Powerful, Fuzzy
Discover the Bulls-Eye God Has Just for You
"Find out what God has to say through Dannah Gresh's new message for you. In Secret Keeper, Dannah teaches that modesty is a delicate yet formidable power and that it not only issues a challenge for one man to romantically earn your virtue, but it also expresses your love for and obedience to God. Dannah tells it like it is - full of truth and full of power! Definitely a must-read for all young women." Susie Shellenberger, Editor, Susie magazine
DANNAH GRESH is the author of bestselling books And the Bride Wore White and Lies Young Women Believe (coauthored with Nancy Leigh DeMoss) as well as the popular Secret Keeper Girl series. She lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband, Bob, three kids, two horses, a labradoodle, and a peacock named King Tut.
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To this day as a 20-year-old college student I still have a difficult time feeling comfortable wearing attractive clothing around men. I often feel as if my body were some crazy weapon over which I have no control, and it makes me worry consistently about "being modest enough" when I'm around men.
In summation, this book is responsible for stunted friendships with men and body image issues. I am currently friends with all of the girls who shared the class with me, and last I checked only one of us has appeared to overcome the difficulties this book caused. While I do realize that a great deal of the damage most likely came from our teacher's interpretation of the text, the fact is the text was our guide and made me feel very...undesirable and as if I lacked control of my own body.
The book does have several good points and I will be the first to point that out. Modesty is not really what is not covered, but what people imagine when they see how litle is covered. That is an excellent point that most people do not consider when writing about modesty. But there is so much you have to overlook in the book that it is not worth it to read the whole thing just to get the "good stuff." The examples of modesty held up by the author are mainly "Christian" rock singers. Who can look at their short, tight clothing and call it modest? In one section of the book the editor of the Brio magazine is quoted, "Our rule of thumb is 'Sit down in front of a full-length mirror sitting Indian style wearing your shorts, and if you can see up your legs, that's too short for you. If a girl is sitting Indian style or she'll even just cross her legs and sit in front of a mirror, she'll see what everyone else sees.'"
According to that, unless the girls wear skin-tight shorts, they're immodest. You could also say that wearing a bikini is modest because nobody can see up it's legs (hopefully!). There is no way to define modesty as a certain dress code that goes for everybody, but there is no need to write a book to explain to young girls how they can dress like the world and claim to be modest. It just doesn't work!