Title: Celibacy: What Was I Thinking?
Author: Tranea Prosser
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Celibacy: What Was I Thinking" by Tranea Prosser...
What was this novel about?
"We can all agree that sexual abstinence is becoming increasingly popular again in 2012 and the reason is that you can’t buy a cure for AIDS or Sexually Transmitted Diseases over the counter at your local pharmacy! Celibacy: What Was I Thinking? is an enlightening take on living a celibate lifestyle in this modern day era. The author, Tranea Prosser, uses her own life experiences to teach fundamental lessons and she explores reasons why sexual abstinence is not only the safest, but the smartest way to live a healthy lifestyle outside of marriage. Using a variety of humorous situations, witty remarks, and idiomatic quips, Celibacy: What Was I Thinking? not only gives practical advice, but also lightens an otherwise hefty issue and makes for an entertaining read. Refreshingly authentic and beautifully inspiring, Celibacy: What was I Thinking? will make readers question their current lifestyles and empower them to make educated decisions in the future. Teenagers just beginning to explore their budding sexuality, religious followers who need encouragement to remain chaste, as well as widows and widowers who are now single will especially benefit from this book. However, anyone can doubtlessly find tidbits of information in Tranea Prosser's admonitions that will make them consider what celibacy is all about."
What I like from this read?
"Celibacy: What Was I Thinking" by this author was a good read not only for Christians but to any one who is able to open their hearts to receive it. I found myself after picking up the novel not able to put it down until I had finished it. This author lays it out showing and telling of her life's experiences of her many struggles as she is lead into and forgoing empty sex life and dead end relationships to giving it all to God. In the end I felt she will get all the love and self respect that she so well deserved from that special person. Why is that? It's because she is waiting on this from God. I loved the examples that of how this author brings it all up front and center for all to see just how to handle some real important issues on this road to celibacy.
What I especially like from this read?
This author has been celibate for many years. Wow, that is absolutely wonderful! I found this novel was very detailed as this author discusses her background of her former marriages, to some of her dating relationships experiences that even had some humor in it where I found myself laughing out loud from some it!
What impressed me about this read?
"Celibacy" What Was I Thinking" impressed me that this author gives the reader a truly good read of her feelings of how it was and is today. Truly staying true to God and do what is right while you are looking for that special person is the only way to go. Will there be test and trials? Yes, but with God by your side...you can be a conqueror. The author has given the reader seven beautiful chapters. They are not long chapter... just a quick easy read with some great information for anyone who want to know how this person did it...and is going it...being 'Celibate.' I really like the read and one of my favorite was chapter five..'Keeping the Perspective'.... and when it's all said and done...I liked this quote from the author...
"I know some people who use exercising to deal with this celibate lifestyle, and everyone has to find their own groove. I use Prayer, Writing, Fritos and Pepsi!" "Celibacy is more about self awareness and personal growth." Thank you Ms. Prosser was such a beautifully well written powerful novel.