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The Synopsis on the back of the book:
Sex. In a world overwhelmingly obsessed with it, why is the church so silent about it? While our secular culture twists, perverts, cheapens, and idolizes sex, there are gaping holes in the church’s guidance of young people. The result is generations of sexually illiterate people drowning in the repercussions of overwhelming sin struggles.
Enough is enough, says Mo Isom. With raw vulnerability and a bold spirit, she shares her own sexual testimony, opening up the conversation about misguided rule-following, virginity, temptation, porn, promiscuity, false sex-pectations, sex in marriage, and more and calling readers back to God’s original design for sex–a way to worship and glorify him. This book is for the young person tangled up in an addiction to pornography, for the girlfriend feeling pressured to go further, for the “good girl” who followed the rules and saved herself for marriage and then was confused and disappointed, for the married couple who use sex as a bargaining tool, for every person who casually watches sex play out in TV and movies and wonders why they’re dissatisfied with the real thing, and for every confused or hurting person in-between.
Sex was God’s idea. It’s time we invited him back into the bedroom.
Why I chose this book
Only 3 percent of Americans wait to have sex until marriage. Sad and shocking I know. Sexual Purity is a struggle faced by many young adults. There is must more to sexual purity than the church simply telling us that we should abstain from sex outside of marriage. So, When I was given the option to review this book, I jumped at the opportunity to find a helpful resource for us all and this book did not fail to deliver.
There is much to be said about the the “girl next door.”That was the case for our author who not only came from a good family but was well-mannered. She did what the world views as the norm these days, pawning off her values in desperate hopes of feeling loved.
With sex being so main stream these days, we are made to believe that it is perfectly OK to give of ourselves outside the confines of marriage. In fact, it is the norm, and if we don’t conform, something must be wrong with us. But, just because the majority does it, does that mean it is the right thing to do? Reading this book was like an honest chat with a close friend. Telling you exactly how things are, not condemning you but instead pointing you to truths in the bible and showing you why sex isn’t a bad thing as long as its within the confines of marriage.
From a topic that is somewhat taboo in the church and something the world is pretty obsessed with, the author managed to weave her personal encounters and map those to Gods original design for sex making this book very relatable.
Sure the church is falling short in supporting us in our desires to stay sexually pure. All we hear is that we need to stay pure and if we fall short, we are talked about or criticized.
Which brings me to why I simply love this book. Its not just a book that says you are a christian and shouldn’t have sex outside of marriage or you shouldn’t be doing this or that. Its a book that walks you through a first hand encounter of the struggles of trying to remain sexually pure. It provides a biblical framework for you to understand why you should remain pure.It lets you assess why you might be doing what you are doing and it goes beyond dos and don’t and brings you right back to the word. This book is a resource I will most definitely be returning to in the future.
Would I Recommend
Yes, totally! This wasn’t a book that claimed to be Christian with a few passages placed throughout each chapter. This was a book that delivered you faith-based principles that drove home the message of sexual purity intertwined among the authors personal encounters, struggles and ultimate victory with sexual purity. A must read for young adults or a mom and her child as they read and discuss not just why sex outside of marriage is wrong but the God-honoring concept of purity and how to stay pure. A point to note, the idea of sexual purity doesn’t only relate to girls but it applies to boys as well. You can purchase a copy of the book HERE . You can also read the authors full testimony in her first book entitled Wreck My Life.