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God Loves Sex: An Honest Conversation about Sexual Desire and Holiness
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God Loves Sex: An Honest Conversation about Sexual Desire and Holiness

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Baker 2014

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$16.99

Overview

The church’s stance on sexual matters has been clear throughout history: all sexual activity outside the boundaries of Christian marriage is sin. So we hide our struggles and pretend to live above the erotic fray, or else we embrace the culture’s redefinition of what is acceptable. But in this book Allender and Longman explore what the Bible really says about sexual desire and sexual intimacy.

God Loves Sex offers a truly liberating, godly view of holy sensuality by recovering the clear meaning of the Song of Songs as God-sanctioned eroticism. Then it uses that lens to answer questions posed by a fictional new Christian struggling with expectations of sexual purity. It asks provocative questions, such as “What does it mean to be both holy and filled with rich sexual desire?” and “How can our sexual struggles take us deeper into the purposes of God?”

Pairing psychological insight with sound biblical scholarship, the authors bring desire and sex out into the open, allowing Christians of any age and any marital status to understand sex the way God meant it to be.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Offers counsel on sexuality and the Christian life
  • Provides practical advice from the Song of Songs
  • Combines biblical truth with an awareness of modern psychology

Praise for the Print Edition

It’s rare to find a Christian book about sex that is real and helpful and honest. God Loves Sex is all of that and more. I’m grateful the authors tell the truth about a subject so complex and beautiful and ultimately give us hope and guidance to redeem the power of intimacy in our own lives.

Donald Miller, author, Blue Like Jazz and A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

Wise. Playful. Sacred. Surprising. This is not your average Christian book on sex. This is something better—and it is going to bring clarity, healing, and hope to a lot of people. I loved it from the first chapter.

—John Eldredge, author, Wild at Heart

In a world that has gone sexually insane, where sex most often lives in confusion, perversion, compulsion, guilt, and shame, it is wonderful that Allender and Longman use the Bible’s sex song to restore sex to its original created beauty. Along the way, with refreshing and liberating honesty, they break the church’s code of sexual silence and offer us sex wisdom that only comes when we stop being afraid and start listening to the God who fashioned sex for his glory and our good and who meets us in our sexual struggles with remarkable grace.

Paul David Tripp, author, Sex & Money: Pleasures That Leave You Empty and Grace That Satisfies

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About the Authors

Dan B. Allender is professor of counseling psychology and is former president of Mars Hill Graduate School in Seattle, Washington. He travels and speaks extensively on sexual-abuse recovery, love and forgiveness, worship and other related topics. Allender is the author of nine books, including The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse, which has sold over 400,000 copies.

Tremper Longman III is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Before coming to Westmont, he taught at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia for 18 years. He has authored or coauthored numerous books, including An Introduction to the Old Testament, How to Read Proverbs, and commentaries on Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs, Jeremiah and Lamentations, and Daniel.

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