Monday, November 19, 2012
The Fantasy Fallacy by Shannon Ethridge
This is a response to that book series that is out called “Fifty Shades Of Grey” It has the subtitle “Exploring the Deeper Meaning Behind Sexual Thoughts”
It is common for human beings to have fantasies from time to time. There is no stopping the process. But it can be modified and controlled. And it is an area that Christians have to step lightly in.
Ethridge points out there are three levels of fantasy. There is the autoerotic, the erotic, and the illicit.. When a person is married the first two can be okay . The last one is never okay because the last one involves demining behavior. It is explained better in the book than I can explain it.
God has made all of us sexual creatures and there is nothing wrong in proper sexual expression. Part of the proper expression of sex may be in our fantasy life if it is properly directed. Books such as fifty Shades of Grey is not one of those.
Ethridge is a life coach and a Christian. She spends seven chapters putting down the issue in a no holds barred manner.
I was glad to review this even though there were places that made me a bit uncomfortable. It is not at all comfortable to be confronted with your fantasy in print. This book caused me to squirm a bit but in a good way. The information was presented in a nonjudgmental manner having at the same time a convicting tone.
This is a book that Christians have needed. I would recommend it for Church Counselors and pastors.
I received this book complementary from BookSneeze as part of their book review on-line program. I was not required to give a positive review. The views expressed are those of the reviewer and not those of the publisher.