#2. Review by C. Christopher Smith at Englewood Review of Books on 5/17/17.
from the review: What I love most about this memoir is that it is a gift, primarily for her daughters, but by extension to other young women and ultimately Christian culture in general. Purity-culture theology has real-world, damaging consequences, and Ruth Everhart has an insightful lens in which she explores those consequences: through her personal journey wrestling with the traumatic events that happened to her, and the way her theology held up to those events and community responded.
#1. Review by Rachel Landers Vaagenes at The Presbyterian Outlook on 10/13/16.
from the review: With honest and compelling writing, Everhart navigates the difficult waters of sin, salvation and self-worth. After reading her story, we can all be a little bolder when telling our own. Our testimony of faith doesn?t have to be squeaky-clean, full of right choices and perfection, free from suffering or doubt. Honest testimony reveals God?s work in our lives, especially when it was needed most. Sharing our brokenness has the power to bring healing to ourselves and strength and comfort to others. This is a hard and hopeful book. It is well worth reading.