Why isn't there a rating system for books?

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  1. chadnrachel

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    As a school aged person and in college, I hated to read. I think it was because I was told what to read and when. But now, as an adult, I've begun to enjoy reading for fun. I have found a few authors that I like (some Christian some not). But wanting to be somewhat diversified in my reading, I have tried to venture out of my "comfort zone" and read other genres and authors.

    However, as I have begun shopping for new books to read during the summer time (like at Barnes & Noble or Waldenbooks) I have noticed that you can't judge a book by its cover. I try, while shopping, to find books that seem to be interesting and good...but once I bring them home...they are often filled with nothing but filth (foul language, sexually explicit material...).

    So my question is if we have a rating system for movies and music, and (even now with the V-chip) TV shows...why is there no rating system for books?

    Is this too far out there? Someone tell me what you think.
     
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  2. The Galatian

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    One thing you could do is go to Amazon.com and see if the book is listed and has a review.

    There are also many sites that review books from a Christian perspective:

    http://www.christianreviewofbooks.com/

    http://www.mychurchlibrary.org/?gclid=CO7mmfmpzIYCFR9RUAodimd_5g

    http://www.spiritrestoration.org/bookreviews/Book%20Review%20Home%20Page.htm

    and so on. There are quite a number. If you Google "Christian book review", you'll find many of them. Most likely, not all of them will have your Christian perspective, so you'll want to look a bit to find the ones that are useful to you.

    It's a good start.
     
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    Thank you for the information. I'll try to use it.

    However, I am still wondering why there isn't a national system (like G, PG, PG-13...).????
     

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