Saturday, May 16, 2015

Nonfiction Review: Sex Matters by Jonathan Mckee

"Sex Matters" by Jonathan Mckee is a quick and easy read ... for teenagers. College students and adults will likely find Mckee's story examples and Biblical points basic and without much depth. The book's back cover poses it as a book meant to answer deep questions. In a sense, Mckee does that. However, the entire book is written to youth. You have to admire Mckee for setting out to give "no exceptions, no loop holes" answers and to present the Biblical definition and purpose of sex (i.e. that it is supposed to be enjoyed within marriage). While there were some interesting facts about diseases and studies on sex outside versus sex inside marriage, there was very little to take away from this short book. It may discuss issues relevant to high school students with sex on the mind, but it does not truly address any political issue surrounding sex or real-life, every-day dilemma regarding sex. And as one who has struggled with her self image but never had a boy friend (i.e. curious because of a desire for love and friendship missing in my life), I can say there is at least one youth demographic that Mckee completely skips over.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review

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