Pure Love Pure Life: Exploring God's Heart on Purity by Elsa Kok Colopy

Elsa Kok Colopy was raised in a family that went to church. She was a boy crazy elementary student. She was looking for her knight in shining armor that she saw in all the tv shows and movies that she grew up watching. When she got into her teenage years, she began having sex. As an adult, she got married, had a child and got divorced. She realized that she needed to turn to God. She saw that He wanted to be her knight in shining armor. Slowly, she turned back to Him. She discovered that living pure was what she thought, did, saw, and chose to experience. After twelve years of being a single mom, she met her husband and they kept their dating relationship pure. They choose not to be sexually involved until they were married.

Pure Love Pure Life explains Elsa's journey to purity. It also shows the reader had to stay or get on the path to purity. This is a book geared toward teenage girls, but it can be beneficial to anyone who reads it. Elsa points out that God not only wants us to be sexually pure but also pure in heart, mind, and body. This book focuses on sexual purity but Elsa explains that everyone needs to have an all-around pure life in God. She makes the point that you need to know why God wants you to stay pure, if you are going to stay pure. There are Bible verses throughout this book that show us how to live pure. We learn there are benefits of purity and consequences of impurity. This book is great to show that we should be getting our view of sex from God and the Bible not from music, television, magazines, or the Internet. At the end of each chapter there are discussion/journal questions to help bring everything together. There are questions and answers at the end of the book on subjects that weren't discussed in the book.

This book doesn't preach to the reader. The author has "been there and done that". She wants to keep others from making the same mistakes. She gives great examples of how and why to stay sexually pure. I would definitely recommend this book for teenagers before or after they start dating. This book will help parents get a better understanding of how to discuss boy/girl relationships with their children. The most important point that Elsa makes is that because you haven't always lead a pure life it doesn't mean you can start living it now. The saying “Today is the first day of the rest of your life!”  holds true.

I received a free copy of this book from ZStreet for my honest review.

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