It feels wrong to merely skip over Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, especially with President Obama’s inauguration today, and yet with Black History month coming up in less that two weeks, we’ve opted to save our coverage of the topic for then. We’re looking forward to talking about the movie Lincoln and other related books about American history!
But for now, we’d like to stay focused on the topic at hand: the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the sexual confusion that has even now permeated the world of kids’ books. For our Web Newbery’s today, I thought I’d focus on a few resources that parents and educators might appreciate on the issue.
- Lies Young Women Believe: I haven’t read this book, but I have seen a video of Nancy Leigh DeMoss discussing the topics of self-esteem, dating, etc. and it was very good. It’s a site moms might want to visit together with their daughters, whether or not they read the book.
- Interview with Christopher Yuan: Last week Janie recommended Yuan’s website to our readers in her summary of YA novels that deal with homosexuality. Just so happens that the Gospel Coalition website posted an interview with him last week too.
- Carl Trueman’s Review: Later in the week, I’ll be reviewing Rosaria Butterfield’s book, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. As a feminist English professor, Ms. Butterfield was firmly entrenched in a lesbian lifestyle and working hard to convert her students to her feminist worldview. The account of her conversion is a stunning read…and Trueman’s review is a good place to find out why.
- Justin Bieber’s Mom: I’ll be honest, I’m not a big Justin Bieber fan and until tonight thought it unlikely I might need her advice on any subject. But this article in World about her childhood history of sexual abuse and her choice to keep Justin in the face of pressure to have an abortion made me do a double-take. I had dismissed her autobiography Nowhere but Up before, but I’m going to try to read it now. And I’m also going to spend some time tonight on my knees, repenting for the pride it revealed on my part.
- Passport2Purity: A resource for building communication with your tween-age son or daughter to help them prepare for teenage trials and temptations.
This isn’t the first time we’ve written about sex and teen culture. See Janie’s review of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, our 50 Shades Interview with Tim Challies, and a widget (that uses Flash technology) of some of our favorite sexual integrity resources. Also, see my World radio review of Surrender the Secret, a reality TV show for post-abortive women, but which might be an interesting tool for women considering abortion, too.
Last week, Janie reviewed some YA books dealing with LGBT issues. This week, Janie writes about the 40th anniversary of Roe, while Emily will review Rosaria Butterfield’s book, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. Janie will also review some middle grade titles that deal with LGBT issues, and help you prepare your kids to meet them or book and movies like them.
***THIS GIVEAWAY IS ALREADY OVER! BUT CHECK BACK SOON FOR THE NEXT ONE.***
This is a tough subject, but it’s also a subject that, with God’s grace, can reap eternal benefits in the life of your child. We’d like to help two of our readers face that subject by giving away three books this week.
1) The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Butterfield,
2) Unseduced and Unshaken: The Place of Dignity in a Young Woman’s Choices by Rosalie De Rosset, and