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Purposeful Sexuality

A Short Christian Introduction

Purposeful Sexuality

A Short Christian Introduction

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Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press
ISBN: 9781789742831
Number of Pages: 80
Published: 21/01/2021
Width: 12.9 cm
Height: 19.8 cm
If God means for us to save sex for marriage, why doesn't he just zap us with sexuality on our wedding night? Why do most of us experience sexual feelings throughout our adult lives, not just in the safe confines of marriage? Is limiting marriage to the union of a man and a woman anything but outdated prejudice? What is our sexuality actually for? Today's culture overwhelmingly tells us that sex is essential for human flourishing. Far too often the church perpetuates the same message - as long as you are married. But far from being liberating, this idolising of sex leaves us even more sexually broken than before. With refreshing honesty and clarity, Ed Shaw calls on the church to rediscover its confidence in the Bible's teaching about our ability to experience or express sexual feelings. He points us to how God's word reveals that sexuality's ultimate purpose is to help us better know God and the full power of his passionate love. He shows us how this is surprisingly good news for all our joys and struggles with sexuality.

Ed Shaw

Ed Shaw is the bestselling, award-winning author of The Plausibility Problem: The Church and Same-sex Attraction (IVP UK), launched in the USA as Same-sex Attraction and the Church: The Surprising Plausibility of the Celibate Life (IVP US), where it was voted Gospel Coatlition's Top Book in the Christian Living Category. Translations have appeared in Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Ed was one of the authors of IVP's Healthy Faith and the Coronavirus Crisis e-book. He is Pastor of Emmanuel City Centre in Bristol and part of the editorial team at www.livingout.org. He is a member of the General Synod of the Church of England, a member of the Archbishops' Pastoral Advisory Group, and, as part of www.livingout.org, has a growing national and international profile, having spoken on R4's Today programme and had articles and reviews published by Gospel Coalition. He has been part of Creation Fest, Keswick Convention, New Day, New Wine, Vineyard Leaders and Word Alive, and has done speaking tours both in the US and Australia.

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