Books, Modesty Monday

“Secret Keeper” by Dannah Gresh // Modesty Monday Book Review



We live in the age of low-rise jeans, belly-button rings, and backless shirts. Many girls and young women today could not even define the word modesty, let alone tell you how to live it out. Teen girls often ask: 

  • Why can’t I wear what everyone else is wearing? 
  • My parents are hung up on their old sense of fashion.
  • Times have changed, why can’t I? 
  • Isn’t is really the guy’s problem if he is tempted?

In a fresh and trusted voice, Dannah Gresh has a new message for them: modesty itself is a delicate yet formidable power. In Secret Keeper, she teaches that modesty not only issues a challenge for one man to romantically earn your virtue, but it also expresses your love for and obedience to God.

The book also includes The “Truth or Bare” Fashion Tests and Fashion Challenges that will resonate with teen girls.

Book info:

Author: Dannah Gresh

Rating: 4/5 stars

Publisher: Moody Publishers

Age: 14+, 10+ with mom

My thoughts:

This was the first book on modesty I’ve ever read. It’s not the type of book that tells you what you should (not) wear, and it’s not the kind of book that judges. Mrs. Gresh talks about modesty using historical figures, illustrations (I don’t mean drawings), and personal experiences. The modesty examples in the book are not conservative, so it is interesting to read about modesty from a not-so-conservative point-of-view. The only downfall (for me) in that NIV and CEV are used. (Like, who’s heard of CEV!!??!!?? Obviously, I haven’t.) Otherwise, I highly recommend you read this little book.

Bible version used: NIV and CEV
Controversial/romance: Well, it’s a book on modesty, so it does talk about some controversial things that I’m not going to list here. (inappropriate clothes, etc.)
Language/inappropriate content: No language. The whole book is showing modesty at a different angle, which happens to be the angle of the Greek Slave statue.

7 thoughts on ““Secret Keeper” by Dannah Gresh // Modesty Monday Book Review”

  1. This sounds like a really good book! I enjoyed reading your review ❤️
    Yeah CEV is a way lesser known Bible translation 😂 authors usually go with the most popular ones!

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