Sex for Christians
The Limits and Liberties of Sexual Living Revised edition
By (author) Lewis B. Smedes
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Sex for Christians by Lewis B. Smedes
Book DescriptionNow considered a classic statement on sex and sexuality from a Christian perspective, Lewis B. Smedes's "Sex for Christians" offers a frank yet compassionate discussion that is refreshingly open-minded and strongly biblical. The book is divided into three major sections. The first, "Sex and Christian People," overviews human sexuality -- its created goodness, its sinful distortions, and its redeemed potential -- what we are as human sexual beings. Part Two, "Sex and Single People," and Part Three, "Sex and Married People," are about sexual behavior in each succeeding stage of life -- the things we do as sexual beings. With the addition of an extensive epilogue, Smedes brings his text into clear focus with today's pressing issues -- AIDS, cohabitation, homosexuality, and the need to develop Christian strategies regarding sex. And with the hindsight of two decades since "Sex for Christians" first came out, Smedes presents an even stronger statement of his two sources of authority: the Bible's moral standards regarding sex, and the authority of reality as we discern it. Smedes's attempt to present "a Christian perspective for a truly human sexual life" has resulted in a sexual morality that, within a biblical perspective, is as liberating as it is limiting.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780802807434
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lewis B. Smedes
Mere Morality, Paperback (July 2008)
Lewis Smedes has written a penetrating study in ethics based on the five "moral" commandments--those pertaining to honor of parents, lying, stealing, adultery, and murder. Smedes examines what the commandments actually tell us to do and why, and how they can be understood amid the ambiguities of everyday living.
Forgive and Forget, Paperback (August 2007)
Suitable for those who have been wounded by another and struggled to understand and move beyond the feelings of hurt and anger, this book on forgiveness shows that it is possible to heal our pain and find room in our hearts to forgive. It breaks down the process of healing into four stages and offers stories of real people's experiences.
Shame and Grace, Paperback (May 1994)» View all books by Lewis B. Smedes
An examination of the causes and cures of shame, one of the most common causes of emotional distress today. Lewis B. Smedes is the author of "Forgive and Forget".
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