The book Fifty Shades of Grey has reportedly sold over 100 million copies worldwide, but according to two Christian authors the bestseller is actually pornography and has a "satanic agenda."
Dr. Juli Slattery and Dannah Gresh recently released their own book, Pulling Back the Shades, which they claim is a real-life Christian response to the fictional bestseller.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Gresh said, "A lot of women are saying that it has awakened their sex lives and for the first time in a long time, married women are enjoying sex again. The problem is that oftentimes that's a very short-lived revival."
Beyond her own conversations with women, Gresh admitted there was a lack of research in this area.
"I would even go so far as to say there's a Satanic agenda because of some of the ways that things that are sacred to us are violated," Dr. Slattery told The Christian Post.
"I think the most obvious agenda of evil that we can see right out of the gate is to kind of deaden our sense of what's right and wrong and to destroy intimacy and what sexuality is supposed to look like," added Dr. Slattery.
"...Anything that separates me from the sense of being in awe of who God is and just worshipping His holiness is satanic," said Dr. Slattery.
For her part, Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L James told the Today show in 2012 that she was “stunned” by the success of her book (video below).
“I was amazed how popular it was," said James. "I’m still amazed.”
"This is my midlife crisis, writ large," added the suburban mom of two. "All my fantasies in there, and that's it."
“Once you're in charge of your job, your house, your children, getting the food on the table, doing all of this, all of the time, it'd be nice for someone else to be in charge for a bit maybe," James stated. “You want someone who does the dishes.”