A week from today theatres will open their doors to an audience that is hungry for a new genre in the film industry: the glorification of sexual abuse. If you’ve been sucked into the “Fifty Shades of Grey” phenomena, I hope you’ll listen to my appeal and read next week’s posts with an open heart.
The story of Mr. Grey and Anastasia is not a redemptive story of true romance. It is a dangerous step into a world that demeans and exploits women. I’m providing a few links below to get us started with this discussion. I hope you’ll check out Tim Challies’ post, listen to Dannah Gresh’s heart, and read the first chapter (providing the link below) of Pulling Back the Shades.
Last year I took a week on the blog to feature the book that my friends, Dannah Gresh and Juli Slattery wrote in response to “Fifty Shades” and next week we’ll revisit those posts. If you have friends who are planning to see the movie or have read the book, I hope you’ll share the posts with them (or send them a copy of the book: Pulling Back the Shades).
Click here to read Tim Challies’ excellent post: 7 Lessons from Fifty Shades of Grey
Go to this website to read (or listen online) to chapter one of Pulling Back the Shades.
Watch and listen as Dannah highlights one of the dangers of the “Fifty Shades” phenomena in the video below: