Lies Young Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free is a must-read for Christian teen girls. Society feeds our young people so many beliefs that are not Biblically-based. Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and Dannah Gresh address 25 of these lies. Categories of the lies include: Lies about God, Lies about Satan, Lies about Myself, Lies about Sexuality, Lies about Relationships, Lies about My Faith, Lies about Sin, Lies about Media, and Lies about the Future. The authors also include sections on the landscape of lies as well as how to overcome them.
Christian parents and Christian youth leaders are often concerned about the messages their daughters and the girls they work with are receiving from the media. Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and Dannah Gresh spent time with teen girls in preparation for the original edition and again for this updated version. The love and care the authors have for teens is very evident in the book. It is also apparent that they understand the youth mindset. Each chapter is introduced through a fictional text exchange – one person seeking the truth and the other trying to share the “truth” from the world’s stand point. Each of the 25 lies presented is countered with Biblical truth in an attempt to direct the young ladies reading the book, back to the Bible. Each chapter closes with a T-chart with lies on one side and truth (from the Bible) on the other.
If you are in need of additions to your Christian non fiction section, I highly recommend Lies Young Women Believe by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and Dannah Gresh. I want to thank Moody Publishers for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for this review.