Young Women’s Choices: “Unseduced and Unshaken” by Rosalie de Rosset

 Women’s Choices Affect Their Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, and Spiritual Being…They Cannot Afford to Live Casually, Haphazardly

Our lives press on at a breakneck pace. So much so that it becomes difficult to even react well-never mind proactively seeking out responsible, conscious choices. Unseduced and Unshaken is that rare resource with a collective eye on the past and a keen grasp of where we need to go.

Written for this next generation of Christian women-who are now making so many critical life-choices-these words deal truthfully on today’s shaky ground of personal responsibility.

Understanding life with a God-centered point-of-view includes thinking carefully about what we women do with our education, our spiritual existence, our leisure, and the importance we place on our intellect, and our bodies. Our choices are physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. We must think wisely about them. We must remain unseduced and unshaken.

Unseduced and Unshaken/ISBN: 978-0-8024-0564-7/Publish date: July, 2012/Page Count: 240/Format: Paperback

DR. ROSALIE DE ROSSET is a professor of Literature, English and Homiletics at Moody Bible Institute where she has been for forty-two years. She earned her M.A. in English from Northeastern Illinois University, M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Rhetoric from The University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to teaching, she regularly appears on Moody Broadcasting Network programs as a guest and co-host, and speaks at conferences and seminars. She lives on the north side of Chicago.

My Review:

Unseduced and Unshaken, by Rosalie de Rosset and four colleagues, touches on topics that are important to women today to direct them into making wise decisions with the help of God’s Word.  Chapters include:

  1. Knowing yourself better,
  2. Finding your ‘voice’ and being heard (Do you self-silence?),
  3. Desiring to feel a sense of wholeness,
  4. Using your intellect to study theology (God),
  5. Choosing your destiny based on a Christian worldview instead of today’s looser society values,
  6. Deliberate, meaningful, and mindful leisure,
  7. Reading as a Spiritual exercise (What kind of books do you read?),
  8. Sexual dignity and modesty (Myths and your relationship to God),
  9. Deciding if God’s way is worthy of it all.

I found this book intriguing because of the unique take on the subject matters. It’s not a ‘do this and do that’ type of book.  It makes you think through your own life values, why you choose what you choose, and then helps to bring out a Godly perspective on each topic.

The discussion questions at the end of the chapters help you dig deeper into the chapters’ issues, as well as challenging your ways of thinking.  Her list of Suggested Reading includes books that have deep Christian values, though some of the books aren’t necessary proclaimed Christian.

There are additional Resources listed in the back of the book that address issues pertinent to women today, young and old, and the crucial consequences to their choices.

Rosalie de Rosset has been a professor at Moody Bible Institute and teaches English, homiletics and literature to young women, thus her interest in writing this book for today’s women.

This book was provided free by Rachel Rounds of Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review.  No monetary compensation was exchanged.


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