Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild

Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild

by Mary A Kassian
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Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild by Mary A Kassian

And we're not just talking about someone from a romance novel or star of the latest hit movie. She's the girl next door, your best friend, or someone in your family. She may even be you. That' because the longing, the thrill, and the fun is real. Very real.

Mary Kassian isn't naïve to that. But she also knows the devastation and heartache being wild can bring. That's why her insights from Proverbs on the differences between a saucy, seductive Wild Thing and a smart, biblically savvy Wise Thing is a must read.

You'll be captivated, challenged, and impassioned to be far more than the world's model of the perfect woman. In other worlds, you'll become someone your heavenly Father and Friend has always intended you to be: A Girl Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802451545
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 425,806
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

MARY KASSIAN is an award winning author, internationally renowned speaker, and a distinguished professor at Southern Baptist Seminary. She has published several books and Bible studies, including The Feminist Mistake. A graduate from the faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of Alberta, Canada, Mary has also studied systematic theology at the doctoral level and taught courses at seminaries throughout North America.

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Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anne-B More than 1 year ago
Mary Kassian's book is a comparison of the woman gone wild in Proverbs 7 and the wise women of Proverbs 31 and other parts of the Bible. She looks at 20 character traits of the wild woman and what the traits of the wise woman would be. God has used this book in my life four times in the past week since I began reading it. I have been amazed at the timely reading of this book in my own life. #1 The first day I read the first 50 pages of this book and puzzled as to why I was reading it. The chapters were about women having affairs and the temptation to be unfaithful. The next day a friend shared with me that she had been having an emotional affair with a man. God prepared my heart to hear her, not judge her, and have compassion. I encouraged her to flee temptation. #2 A few days later during a small group discussion at my home, this book came up again. A conversation had been related in which a wife nit picked at what her husband said in front of his family. I related a story from this book. The story had hit me very hard. A woman wrote a letter to Ms. Kassian about how she treated her husband for 30 years. She bucked him at every turn and wouldn't go along with anything he said (her words). After 30 years, her husband left her for another woman. Two years later, she said that she would have been married for 32 years, but instead all she has to show for it is an empty house. The woman wanted young women to know the falsehood of what feminists have been teaching women. #3 The next morning, I turned on VH1 hoping to see some old 80s or 90s videos like Glee. No luck. Instead, there was a video popular today. Oh, my goodness! I do not expose my eyes, heart, and mind to the things that were on that video. I realized that the content of that video is commonplace today. Women are inundated by sexual messages that are ungodly and full of sin. #4 The last time this book came up was two days ago, when I heard about a Christian singer coming out. I grieved as she claimed that the translators have mistranslated the Bible (she inferred this on Larry King Live) and that homosexuality is not a sin. Many people commented on blogs that many churches and denominations have come to a fuller and deeper understanding of human sexuality--implying that homosexuality, affairs, and such are not sins. That isn't what the Bible says. It is clear. Ms. Kassian is urging young women in this book not to be deceived by the world, but rather to look to the truth in God's Word about sex. Affairs, sexual sins, homosexuality, lewd talk... our culture is filled with these things today. If we become desensitized to it, we can easily fall into these sins and not see what's wrong. Mary Kassian wants to sound an alarm and make young women aware of what they need to watch out for. She wants young women to guard their hearts and minds. If you live in the world and are surrounded by this culture and are struggling to know what is right and wrong, please read this book! It will give you a strong defense and help strengthen your resolve not to give in to the temptations of the world to sin. I was reminded in my heart of the phrase "But for the grace of God, there goes I" as I read the first 50 pages. I am not experiencing these temptations right now, but I was reminded how important it is that I continue to guard my heart and mind as well as the hearts and minds of my family. Please note that I was given a complimentary copy of this book for review.
ChristysBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Girls Gone Wise by Mary A. Kassian is a powerful indictment of the modern woman. Kassian compares the foolish woman and wise woman of Proverbs and contrasts them both to the modern woman. She doesn't pull any punches, and readers will feel deeply convicted. I know as I started reading the book, I initially had a long list of people I wanted to give a copy to, but as I progressed further, I realized that it was me who needed these words of wisdom. Kassian castigates the popular idea of serial monogamy and uses Scripture to support her attack on a lifestyle that God certainly doesn't condone. That's not the only life choice that's under attack, flirting, selfishness, gender role confusion are all discussed. Kassian's words will not earn her the title of Most Popular, but they are true words that must be spoken in a world that continually turns away from God and biblical living. I found myself convicted again and again by my own selfishness. This is not an easy book to read, but I highly recommend it to every woman who wants to strengthen her relationship with God and live a more fulfilling life.
LauraN More than 1 year ago
I was eager for the opportunity to review the book Girls Gone Wise In a World Gone Wild by Mary Kassian, and I was not disappointed. As a woman and friend to women with young daughters (and aunt to 6 boys that are rapidly approaching the age where they notice girls) I am interested in how to lead young women and even some not quite-so-young woman to think about their choices. This book is written to provide thoughtful advice and alternative options to what the world provides. It is suitable for women at college age or above, and has helpful information for mothers of younger girls. She lays it out there in a few examples, never beyond acceptable, but it is probably not useful for younger girls to read those details, protect their thought-life. The book is also very useful for women of all ages. Given the bombardment of the media and the feminist messages, I believe we all need some corrective reminders of what scripture says and what is truly wise. The structure is identifying contrasts between the wild girl and the wise girl. The writing is clear and keeps the subject interesting. The chapters are short enough to allow for some real contemplation of what is being discussed, and there is a companion website with questions that can be used by an individual or in a group to spur deeper thought. I will be recommending this book to friends. I even thought that I'd love to share it with my nephews so they can see the truth behind the wild girls no matter how fun they may look, and really appreciate the wise girls of the world. *************** Disclaimer - I did receive a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many Christian teen "purity" type books and this book is different! Kassian talks about how living as a woman pursuing God and trying to glorify him is so much more than just "saving it until marriage" and "being equally yoked." God uses Solomon in Proverbs to illustrate the difference between a wild woman who uses all areas of life for her own gain and a wise woman of God who is giving and working for the Kingdom. This book has been such a wake up call for me, and I am thankful to have stumbled across it! Such a rad handbook! Also there is a devotional that comes along with it for personal reflection.
BumperRM More than 1 year ago
Excellent study. This study WILL make you stop & think, it will make you re-evaluate you values and your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Essential reading.
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