In Don’t Be A Foolish Virgin: Confessions of a Foolish Virgin, the author Sharon D. Watts shares her personal story of how she reclaimed her relationship with God, after she felt that she stepped away from it. She takes us on her journey to rediscovering her faith and in turn she also finds, “love, peace and happiness.” She discusses and offers pictures that show how she finds confirmation of God’s love for her through beautiful signs in nature. She includes many of her own beautifully written poems that are also very inspirational. Biblical quotes are also interspersed throughout the book to back up her thoughts. She also gives many examples of how people who have figured prominently in the Bible sinned against God. As with most of us, Ms. Watts had to learn that she was fully deserving of God’s love.
Ms. Watts turned frustrations that she was experiencing into profound revelations as she realized that God must experience the same with us as we do things that separate us from our relationship with Him. We do this through disobedience, self-will, confusion, stubbornness and mainly sin. She provides an extensive list of the ways that we can sin, and biblical passages to support why they are sins. She makes a valid point in that society has done a lot to blind us to what sin really is. We are so surrounded by it that we seem to have become numb to it. I especially agree with this in regards to the sin of gossip.
At the end of the book is a very detailed fifteen-page self-assessment questionnaire for the reader to complete. This assessment addresses areas of sin, and by filling it out it helps us determine what areas we need to address in our lives so that it can help us heal our relationships with God if we need to. If a reader has been away from the Bible for a while, they will find this book to be very helpful in getting them back on track. I think that Don’t Be A Foolish Virgin: Confessions of a Foolish Virgin by Sharon D. Watts is a great resource for people of all ages who are seeking to improve their relationships with God.