Friday, October 19, 2012

Book review: Hot Button Series

The “Hot Button” series by Nicole O’Dell is comprised of four books on topics that are relevant to today’s teen. The editions include Internet Edition, Drug Edition, Dating Edition, and Sexuality Edition. Each book covers the topic in full detail, offering parents advice for preventing problems and also advice for helping a teen who has already strayed. Each book also includes a section for prayer, repentance, and reparation.

As a parent of a soon-to-be teenager, I feel these books are very informative. The topics are timely and parents in all walks of life can learn something from the information presented. As a Catholic, I found these books to be extremely “evangelical” in nature but only had a problem with one of the books. In the Sexuality Edition, the author stresses abstinence before marriage but condones the use of birth control within the confines of marriage and in teenagers for “reasons other than to prevent pregnancy”. Some Catholics and most Protestants support this belief but the Catholic Church teaching is against the use of birth control completely. Other than this issue, the books are relatively safe for a Catholic to read and apply without concern for going against Catholic teaching.

I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review 
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