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The Bare Facts: 39 Questions Your Parents Hope You Never Ask About Sex

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Sex is everywhere. And misunderstandings about it are even more pervasive. Whether you have questions of your own and don’t know who to ask, or you are being asked questions and don’t know where to turn—this small book has the answers. Bestselling author and speaker, Josh McDowell believes that no question is off limits and that knowledge, not ignorance, is the key to yout ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Moody Publishers (first published June 16th 2011)
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Erin Cataldi
Oct 30, 2014 Erin Cataldi rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
Where was this book ten years ago?! Seriously! Normally I don't advocate for abstinence only education (stats prove that a well rounded sex-ed class decreases teen pregnancy drastically, schools that teach abstinence only generally have more pregnant teens and rampant STDs), but if this were the required reading I would definitely reconsider my stance. Unlike a lot of other books in this sub-genre, author Josh McDowell, doesn't just tell teens not to have pre-marital sex because God doesn't want ...more
Sara Thompson
Sep 28, 2011 Sara Thompson rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
In college, I studied to teach sex education. As a parent of a teen male, I am constantly looking for good resources for him to learn to make healthy choices. The Bare Facts toted 39 questions your parents hope you never ask about sex. This book was right up my alley.
However, that was not the case. This was not a bad book but the title does not prepare the reader for the Christian feel of the book.
I was thoroughly impressed with Josh McDowell's view of the bible, saying that he believe God want
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Laura Langley
Jun 01, 2014 Laura Langley rated it it was amazing
Authors Josh McDowell and Erin Davis tackle some tough issues in The Bare Facts: 39 Questions Your Parents Hope You Never Ask About Sex, published by Moody Publishers. In this no-nonsense, honest, and biblical approach, McDowell and Erin answer some of teens’ most common questions about purity, STDs, safe sex, and cohabitation.

Here’s just a sampling of questions addressed in the book:
• Can sex affect my brain?
• Isn’t it safe sex if we use a condom?
• Is there a relationship between premarital sex
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Jennifer Clausen-greene
Sep 08, 2014 Jennifer Clausen-greene rated it really liked it
When I got this book my first gut impression was this would make a good resource, but not an inclusive all in one stop on the topic. I asked my teens what they thought about it and they kinds just skimmed it to sections that appealed to them and ignored the rest. My daughter like the cover with the couple touching heads, my son thought it was horrible. You cant please everyone. What I heard from them both though was that the book was a little dull and they expected more stories around each chapt ...more
Mandy J. Hoffman
Jul 26, 2011 Mandy J. Hoffman rated it really liked it
MY REVIEW:

Informative. Biblical. Sobering. Straight-forward. Honest.

This book is an open look at sex from multiple aspects through a Biblical lens. It answers 39 questions that most teens probably wonder about but never have the courage to ask their parents about. Quite honestly, there are parts of this book that I would be hesitant in talking about with my teens!

I really appreciate the Biblical framework of this book and the honest way McDowell approaches each question. I walked away from this
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Laura
I think that teenagers looking for answers or wanting to get a second opinion on this subject should read this book. McDowell handled these questions in a frank and open manner without being graphic or holding back. I also thought their distribution of statistics and facts (with appropriate citation and sources) really added to the validity of their material. I was even startled by some of the statistics. I feel society as a whole doesn't give the full picture when portraying sex, that they brus ...more
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Aug 06, 2011 Leslie marked it as to-read
I didn't add this book, go figure..
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As a young man, Josh McDowell considered himself an agnostic. He truly believed that Christianity was worthless. However, when challenged to intellectually examine the claims of Christianity, Josh discovered compelling, overwhelming evidence for the reliability of the Christian faith. After trusting in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, Josh’s life changed dramatically as he experienced the power of ...more
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