FRIENDS WHO ENCOURAGE
“unashamed is a book that touches hearts and challenges lifestyles. Tracy Levinson tackles relevant issues that go unaddressed all too often. Tracy possesses a genuine transparency that resonates through her personal walk with the Lord. This book is an incredible reminder about how we can be unashamed in Christ’s light!”
JOE WHITE, President of Kanakuk Camps, author of Pure Excitement
“I love this book because it made me feel like I wasn’t crazy. I felt like I was welcomed into an open conversation about what felt like were some super dark secrets of mine. I was surprising and refreshingly reassured that I am not the only one that desperately seeks companionship, has dabbled in sin, and often questions where I stand with Jesus. Instead of getting a list of religious practices to apply, I felt like I was being transformed as I read unashamed. This book helped me put into words what I had been feeling and what I should be believing. I truly have a better understanding of the Father’s heart and hope for my future.”
CARLEE GREEN - College Student, Texas A&M
“Where in the world was Tracy Levinson when I was in college? I am so thankful unashamed will be available for my daughters. What an incredible resource for women of all ages! It’s exciting to think where these conversations will lead young women - from questions to confidence in love and dating.”
COURTNEY DEFEO - Creator of Lil Light O’ Mine and author of In This House, We Will Giggle
“I have read countless books throughout my teen years on what godly dating and romance should look like, but never have I come across one like Unashamed, where I feel so pursued by a transparent woman to be directed to the foot of the cross to understand my purity, instead of being impersonally preached at. Unashamed is not a 10-step instruction manual to obedience, more guilt for godly dating. Instead, this book is an incredibly intimate invitation to a greater truth and purity that is found in Christ alone.”
KELSEY COLINS, College Student, ACU
"unashamed is a must-read for all Christian singles seeking love and left pondering the question, ‘how?’. This book is invaluable, honest, in-depth and an accurate look into the culture of dating by offering multiple perspectives. Reading—and following—this books’ motive will certainly help people in the dating culture, not only to better their dating, but also themselves."
CHAD HUDSON, 26 yr old. single guy & young professional
“Oh my - this is a powerful book. Honest and raw, it speaks to today's young people. I think every Christian young woman needs this. Her enthusiasm for true transformation in Christ is contagious, and her message is open and honest. Tracy takes the truths of God's word and applies them to the very real and raw issues in our culture today. Fun, uplifting and engaging - the message of unashamed reaches into the heart and points to the cross."
KAROL LADD, author of Positive Life Principles for Women
“Tracy Levinson offers women grace-filled answers to important life questions about dating, love, and sex. Her writing expresses the heart of Jesus Christ like no other work I've seen on this topic. So if you want to infuse solid, Scriptural truth into your romantic life, without the legalism that so often kills the fun, get this book. It's a genuine game-changer!”
Lead Pastor at ChurchWithoutReligion.com, bestselling author of The Naked Gospel
“This book will make you blush, but you’ll be relieved somebody finally had the nerve to say it out loud. Young women are drowning in the waves of culture, desperately seeking answers to the complex questions regarding sexuality. Tracy offers an authentic voice, sharing her own journey out of shame, to a fully redeemed and loved woman of God. She confronts specific questions from real girls and answers them with grace and truth. I will share this book with every young lady I have the privilege of mentoring.”
SHARON MANKIN, founder of Coffee Talk, a mentoring ministry, leader to young ladies for more than 25 years
“I couldn't put this book down. I read it in two sittings. Tracy’s transparency reminded me of Brennan Manning's, Abba's Child. Tracy has taken the issues with which every member of the human race must face, draws us in and empowers us to, through the power of the Holy Spirit, win! Instead of feeling defeated, she inspires; instead of preaching, she transparently ministers. This book took real courage to write, way to go Tracy! I hope unashamed goes viral – maybe in several languages.”
DR. RODNEY HAIRE, President & Founder of Liberty Christian School, Texas, author of Called to the Principal's Office & The Diary of Eli
“Whether you are a young woman, brother, boyfriend, mom, or dad who loves his daughter, you will love this book. For so many of us, our concept of love and sex comes from culture and tradition, not what the heart of Scripture actually teaches. unashamed has a beautiful way of cutting through the religious rhetoric and sheds a light on God’s heart. This message is a profound tool to help girls find freedom and release them from being fearful of their own sexuality.”
AMY FORD - President and Co-founder of Embrace Grace, author of "A Bump in Life"
“Finally, a relevant book for young women that answers real questions concerning sexuality for today. This is a must read for any woman struggling to steward her sexuality outside the marriage covenant. It will help answer some of their deepest questions and encourage faith instead of fear. Unashamed provides wisdom on how single women can walk out the purity they already possess in Christ. This is fantastic book!”
DANA POLLARD, Pastor, Grace For Eternity Church
"This book is long overdue. Today’s books on this subject seem to come from two very different perspectives. There is the secular viewpoint where the gritty realities of what sexuality looks like for young adults in the 21st century are honestly and openly explored, but with few solutions or hope. And then there is the faith-based perspective where truth is often dispensed in a way that is not relevant and/or ignores the hard and complex issues that young people actually face today. Tracy brings the best of these together in this wonderful book by offering a real and authentic look into issues and questions that young people have today around their sexuality and providing biblical wisdom into how to navigate this season in a way that is not only practical, but points them towards living out a life that ultimately honors God. I highly recommend this book for those young people who are wanting real answers to real questions and to those who parent them and are looking for ways to discuss these issues in a healthy, open and honest manner."
CRAIG PIERCE, Owner of The Pierce Academy of Coppell, preaching team member of Irving Bible Church, Texas
“unashamed is the conversation every parent wants to have with their daughter, but often finds it too difficult. Frankly and humorously, Tracy Levinson flips over all the rocks that young women would do well to explore to understand themselves, their sexuality, and the choices that will build a better future. Thoughtful, caring, and biblically based, she walks a glorious line to uphold a young woman’s purity in God’s eyes even as they struggle with temptation and failure. You’ll want your daughter to read this book, and perhaps even join her.”
WAYNE JACOBSEN, www.lifestream.org, author of The Naked Church
“In a world inundated with self-help books and personal blog postings, it is truly refreshing to have words shared that answer the questions that are being asked by young women everywhere. I have had the honor of serving students and parents for almost 30 years. The more complicated our culture gets, the greater the need for Truth to be shared. As a father, husband, and minister, I endorse the Truth found throughout this book. Do not read this if you are not prepared to honestly dive into the culture of the day. The battle is real, but our Redeemer is victorious. Our culture will be changed, when our young people walk in this truth. That is what this book is all about. Thank you Tracy, for walking in obedience and boldly sharing from a heart that is saturated with the love of God, and is squeezed out to affect so many.”
JON BROOKS, Student Pastor at Faith Christian School, Grapevine, Texas
“If you are daring enough to finally have those difficult but vital conversations about relationships, sex, faith and intimacy with someone you can trust, choose Tracy and unashamed. In a style that reminds me of a challenging, focus-commanding workout that is both breath taking and invigorating, Tracy shares what I want my daughters to know, but I don’t have the guts to tell them.”
RALPH HARRIS, Author of God’s Astounding Opinion of You, and President of LifeCourse.org
“unashamed is so vital in this hour, where young women are facing an onslaught of sexual pressures and expectations like never before. Not only is Tracy open, honest and relevant, she is also daring and willing to expose her own hurts and past in a way that will speak volumes to both young women and young men. I loved how she incorporated the message of God's grace into the theme of the book, and took a valuable opportunity, halfway through - when she has their attention and their trust - to introduce them to the New Covenant in a pure and simple way. As the father of a 10-year old girl, this is exactly the kind of material that I want to put into her hands in the next few years.”
PAUL WHITE, www.paulwhiteministries.com, author of Between the Pieces
“I am 20, and I have known Tracy for most of my life. She is a dear, treasured mentor and friend. I have never known a more accepting and radical woman than Tracy. No matter who you are, where you have come from, or what your story is, she loves you. She is filled with the grace and power of Jesus. Her life has made a deep impact on my life. Unashamed is no less profound. It is a great reminder of the freedom, grace, and love we have in Jesus. It becomes so easy to forget and abandon the lens of grace in which we view God. Unashamed brings you back to the heart of God. This book is radical and real. It’s is not just another book about dating. As a young woman, it empowers me to lead a life of freedom that Jesus has called us too. And this book is fun! I thoroughly enjoyed the quotes and real life examples from people my own age. It brought a refreshing, new outlook and perspective. I am so thankful for this book and the incredible woman who wrote it. I cannot wait to see the lives of girls be forever changed by this deep truth as it has radically done in my life!”
ABBY SEIFRIED, College student, Texas A&M
“Young Christian adults are living in a world that is far different than the world we as parents grew up in. From social media, to internet porn, gender confusion and changes in cultural norms, it can be difficult to reach young adults where they are with the Truth of God’s Word when it comes to sex, dating and love. Unashamed is a deep and honest conversation that is Christ-centered and full of grace and Truth for young people who desire to know how to honor God in their relationships while growing up in a culture that is confusing and telling them that “anything goes.” It answers many of the questions and issues young people face today with an honesty and transparency they will connect with. I wish I would have had someone talk to me this honestly when I was a young Christian teen, and I look forward to sharing it with my own children.”
KYM CARTER, President, Legacy Moms, legacymoms.org and kymcarter.com
Straight forward. Real. Practical. With passion and clarity, Tracy Levinson’s writing comes across as genuine and authentic. She presents sexual purity as a forgiven position, rising above behavioral indiscretion.The practical part of this work cannot go unnoticed, as Tracy provides wonderful resources to be kept for a lifetime of love and marriage.
JOHNATHAN CUDE, Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Licensed Professional Counselor and as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Las Colinas Counseling Center
“My friend Tracy Levinson has penned the ultimate relationship and life manual for single girls and women. Blunt, to the point and refreshingly honest, Tracy addresses the ‘unmentionables’ all single people struggle with in own own candid style. An unexpected bonus is the truth of God’s unconditional grace, love and forgiveness woven throughout. ‘Unashamed’ is a book I highly recommend.”
FRANK REED, Dallas-Ft Worth Morning Radio Personality
Oh my. I needed to read this. It has ministered to the deepest places in my soul, has brought refreshment to places of pretty dang intense weariness, and has reminded me of the love of God that supersedes my doubts, my struggles, my stubbornness, and reminds me of how He is ALWAYS with me. Dwelling inside of me. That I have permanently been forever cleansed and given His heart. I am FREE. I have been in a really freaking dark place. I felt like reading this un-fogged me and helped me clearly see light and truth. THANK YOU.
CALLIE, single young professional
"Tracy Levinson has a heart for women. She is real, honest, and passionate. Reading this book is like having an intimate conversation with a close friend and no topic is off limits! Within these pages contain invaluable counsel for young women, singles, married women, and mothers—and those who love them.”
DUDLEY RUTHERFORD, Senior pastor, Shepherd Church, Los Angeles
“I love this book on dating by my friend, Tracy Levinson. It is healthy, practical, biblical, and full of grace. She has a unique ability to speak directly to the difficult questions and challenges young people face with clarity.Her readers will feel like she is speaking right to them.”
ALAN SMITH, Lead Pastor, Catch the Fire Church, DFW
“TRUTH. STRAIGHT TRUTH. If every girl would read this book, things could be so different. The problem is we girls can dwell on so many things that are not true, and try to measure up to an impossible and unnecessary standard. We often feel hopeless, ashamed and lost. Unashamed is poignant, bold and easy to grasp. Tracy does not beat-around-the-bush or sugar-coat; This book is extremely authentic. I learned so much! It answers the hard questions that nobody ever really answers for you that make a HUGE difference in the lives of girls. Especially ones trying to figure out what a Christ-like relationship can look like. The fact that it dives into the minds of men makes it especially unique. It rocks to have a better understanding of what they are looking for and how they think, because we girls are often wrong in our perceptions on guys. WOW. I really really really do recommend this book to Every. Single. Girl.”
MADELYN IRWIN, College student, Baylor University
“I love this book and will buy it for my teenaged granddaughters for two reasons: Tracy is spot on about love and sex. She writes with honesty, humor, and a heart steeped in the word of God. We can trust her, because she knows her Bible. Girls will love her and she uses the word 'naked' a lot...In the very best way!”
DENISE GLENN, www.kardo.org
“One of the true marks of a great leader is her ability to define reality for others. It sets up the person for an opportunity to review what needs to change and pursue growth. That is exactly what my friend, Tracey Levinson accomplished in penning this awesome book, Unashamed. The contents are relevant, real, candid, and very necessary. What a tremendous resource for young women to use as a tool to empower and better understand themselves through concerns of sexual development.”
PASTOR ARNITA TAYLOR, MSL, Leadership Expert, Coach, and Speaker, EI8HT Ministries, DFW
“As a pastor for over 30 years, I've done my share of counseling with single and newly married women who struggle with their sexual pasts and accepting God's love, mercy and grace. In this book, Tracy speaks the truth in love about many taboo subjects that need to be discussed. She demonstrates her heart for God and her understanding of the Gospel throughout the pages of this book.
My first thoughts after finishing unashamed were "My two girls have to read this. Even better, I would love for them to be in a group where they could discuss the topics it contains." I found this book to be very timely, relevant and a true must-read for young women, young men, parents and those who care about this generation. Most of all, I believe Unashamed will help young women "recover their purity" in their own eyes, as they realize they are deeply and unconditionally loved by the Father himself.”
PASTOR JAY FRANKS Compass Christian Church, Texas
“Unashamed is refreshingly honest and wonderful! I will recommend it to all teens, single adults and parents who believe in the power of God's grace! The "sex talk" with our family is definitely not a one time event, nor should they read this book just once, but over and over again. This book reminds us of God's design for every believer to enjoy “nakedness" under His plan of grace!”
PASTOR BRANDOM POLLARD, Grace for Eternity Church
“Tracy's level of transparency in Unashamed builds a natural bridge of trust with the young women that will engage with its serious and thought-provoking content. As she shares her own personal challenges and victories, she gives the reader a healthy dose of hope and a powerful promise that healing is available. Tracy's consistent use of Biblical principles to underwrite her own thoughts makes it clear that Jesus Christ is definitely at the center of this book.”
JEFF PELLETIER, Executive Pastor of Milestone Church, Texas
"Tracy candidly chats with girls, as if they are one on one about boys, sex and all the intimidating taboo words that are spoken in hushed tones behind closed doors. She shares from a biblical perspective God's heart and how sexuality is a gift to be enjoyed in the way God designed it. She rips the lid lid off of convention and interviews guys about what they think. Easily one of the biggest highlights in this novel would be the q and a from the male perspective. Instead of having a list of the do's and don'ts this book focuses on issues that each gender faces while in the dating world. Girls and guys alike will experience a profound hope and joy for their future as they dive into this book!"
SHARON LYNCH, Global Director, Sales and Marketing OnFire Books!
“I am a single girl and I have had the pleasure of knowing Tracy and learning from her for about 8 years. I feel inspired and proud to read Unashamed, written by a dyslexic girl, just like myself. Tracy's writing is raw and real delivering a straight-talk message about GRACE in every nook and cranny in our lives. I loved laughing out loud, while being punched with truth while turning every page. I am unashamed to recommend this book to other single girls navigating the seas of dating and faith!!!”
EMILY CASSIDY, engaged young professional
“This book, "unashamed" will be very helpful for a lot of people, especially young women. Tracy's honest and heartfelt story will not only bring hope but, also healing. She provides energy, warmth, passion, and sound biblical teaching.”
RUSTY GEORGE, Lead Pastor, Real Life Church, Santa Clarita, California
“Tracy’s desire to research if “this is really true” is refreshing and brave. Finally, she’s put together a book with practical, real-time help and answers on topics most of us struggled with at one point or another. Tracy is calling young women to a new way of thinking about how to build solid relationships with the opposite sex and with God. I wish I had this book “back in the day”.
COLLEEN FOSHEE, Founder, Booming Women