For some people, the Bible’s perspectives on sex seem too one-dimensional or antiquated to apply to modern-day life. Others may hold up the Bible as the ultimate moral guideline when it comes to human sexuality. A close reading of the Bible reveals that while its rules and lessons about sex may not be applicable to all people at all times, this sacred scripture does offer surprising insight into our modern sexual lives. This intriguing guide demystifies the Bible, synthesizing basic historical, theological, literary, and linguistic ideas about the Bible’s texts with our modern attitudes about sex. Thoughtful new translation and provocative commentary bridge the divide between biblical authority and our present-day views on gender roles, marriage, sexual orientation, virginity, lust, and sexual pleasure. Drawing from Hebrew and Christian Scripture, it examines the ways the language of religion and the language of sex intersect. Now you can discover what the Bible says about sex with no previous background in theology or religious history. Teresa Hornsby offers insightful and engaging commentary that explains the historical context and religious worldviews of those who wrote the Bible as well as the role their perspectives play in current social debates.