Guardians of Purity {what I’m reading this week}

Raise your hand if you googled a how-to question when you were 10.

Just as I thought. You didn’t have internet when you were a kid, and neither did I. That’s why you and I are understand an amazing phenomenon: one CAN live without the internet.

Have you ever realized that our kids may not understand this?

And have you ever really looked head on at the problems and challenges the next generation faces regarding balancing the good and avoiding the evil that’s on the internet?

Do you have a strategy for guarding your family’s purity?

Um, yeah. Me neither.

That is, until I got my hands on the new book, Guardians of Purity by Julie Hiramine.

I met Julie this summer, and when she heard I had a blog, she asked if I’d be interested in reviewing her book upon release. I love a chance to use my platform (such as it is) to help promote a fellow writer, so I jumped at the chance.

Sometimes when one reviews a book, it’s hard to say something nice. But Julie’s book is encouraging and practical {two things I am all about on this here blog}, so I’m totally excited to share it with you.

Guardians of Purity: A Parent’s Guide to Winning the War Against Media, Peer Pressure, and Eroding Sexual Values delivers what it promises. With eye-opening research and practical how-to, Julie inspires us toward a proactive stance against the dangers in today’s media saturated culture.

“We parents must realize that we use technology differently than our children do. We usually use technology as a means to an end, not an end in itself. While we are task-oriented online, our kids go online for the sole purpose of just hanging out there.” — Julie Hiramine, Guardians of Purity

What I love about the book is that Julie goes beyond “you really should install filtering software” to addressing the very lies we and our children are exposed through media and bringing into focus the truths we need to fight back with. She reminds us of the danger of seeking…

  • Virtual Relationships over Real Life Relationships
  • ‘Me Worship’ over the Kingdom of God
  • Hollywood’s Version of Romance over God’s Definition of True Love

…and gives clear guidance for leading our families to higher ground.

“So much of technology centers around my life, my pictures, my friends, my little world. What happened to our calling and destiny to be world-changers for the almighty King? We get sucked into this vortex of self and the ‘me’ factor that is all about me getting worship from my friends. Last I read in the Bible, Lucifer fell from heaven because he wanted the worship that belonged to God.” –Julie Hiramine, Guardians of Purity

Another plus is that Julie doesn’t talk down to us as if she has already ‘arrived’ at a place of secure fortification from all media evils, but rather as one on the journey with us, sharing practical steps toward progress.

My favorite part: Julie shares actual dialogue she’s had with her own daughters and other teens, showing you just how to make a Godly stance toward media a part of our daily lives.

Honestly? There’s nothing I didn’t like about the book. The serious nature of the topic is off-set by Julie’s friendly tone–it’s an easy read. This is a book I will reread and refer to often as my children mature into more media use.

If you fit into the audience that book was written for {anyone with a cell phone or internet!} you’re going to find this book a great asset. Find your copy here…Guardians of Purity: A parent’s guide to winning the war against media, peer pressure, and eroding sexual values

Julie sent me a copy of this book for me to review, but these opinions are entirely my own. Entirely. ๐Ÿ˜‰ This post contains affiliate links.

4 responses to “Guardians of Purity {what I’m reading this week}”

  1. Samantha R Avatar
    Samantha R

    Wow, this sounds like a great book; I’ll have to put it on my wish list. We didn’t have computers or internet until I was in my teens. I think I could live without internet; it would be hard at first because of all I do online (business related stuff especially) but I still enjoy long handwritten letters and old fashioned mail ๐Ÿ™‚

    We also don’t have tv right now; we’re fine with that!

  2. Lisa Avatar

    Thank you for sharing about the book – I’m ordering a copy! I’ve been disgusted with stuff that turns up in websearches when I’m trying to help my daughter find info. online for homeschool. I need to know better how to keep my kids safe online.

  3. Sandra at Thistle Cove Farm Avatar

    We didn’t have television the first few years of my life…much less i-net.

  4. Jess Avatar

    Sounds like a good book. Google…I don’t even think that existed until I was in college lol and maybe me last year.

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