Overview

The Bible has a way of shocking us. If Americans could still
blush, we might blush at the words, "Rejoice in the wife of your
youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at
all times ...

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Overview

The Bible has a way of shocking us. If Americans could still
blush, we might blush at the words, "Rejoice in the wife of your
youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at
all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love"
(Proverbs 5:18-19).


But, of course, sin always tries to trash God's gifts. So we
can't just celebrate sex for what God made it to be; we have to
fight what sin turned it into. The contributors to this unique
volume encourage you to do both: celebrate and struggle.


This book has something for all-men and women, married and
single-from contributors like John Piper, C. J. and Carolyn
Mahaney, Mark Dever, Al Mohler, Carolyn McCulley, and others.



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What People Are Saying

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"Another Christian book on sex? This is so much more. . . . We don't need another book on sex that's all about us. We need to have our gaze lifted. We need to consider the God who made us sexual creatures for his glory. This book will help you form a Christ-centered, Bible-shaped understanding of sex. This is something we all need."
Joshua Harris, Senior Pastor, Covenant Life Church, Gaithersburg, Maryland; author, Dug Down Deep

"This is the rare book that delivers more than it promises. Pick it up to learn about the true joy of sex: you will, and you'll also learn about the joy of God."
Marvin Olasky, Editor in Chief, World News Group

"This book is a glorious start to forming a Christian mind that expresses delight in God's gift of marital intimacy-a Christian mind that so desires to delight in that which God delights in that it revels in rejecting the cheap substitutes pawned off on this passing age as true pleasure. Instead, it only finds satisfaction in what is purest and highest and noblest and best."
J. Ligon Duncan III, Chancellor and John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi

"The contributors to this volume have provided a refreshing, insightful, and much-needed treatment of this sacred subject, calling us to bring our thoughts and lives into captivity to the supremacy of Christ, and to reflect our ravishment with our heavenly Bridegroom in our sexuality. I pray that this resource will make a profound difference in how God's people think and live."
Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author; radio host, Revive Our Hearts

"Sex is a wonderful gift from God, but it makes a terrible idol, brutal and unyielding in the misery it inflicts. These authors are a breath of fresh air, because unlike our culture's self-proclaimed 'sexperts,' they respect biblical authority and warmly embrace the Lordship of Christ. Hence, they can lift up the torch of divine truth and expose the enemy's lies about sex that have penetrated not only the darkest corners of our culture, but of our churches."
Randy Alcorn, Founder and Director, Eternal Perspective Ministries; author, If God Is Good and Heaven

"In a culture that's desperately asking sex to be the alpha and omega, this book shows how sex is better when Christ is the Alpha and Omega."
Andrée Seu Peterson, Senior Writer, World magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433517907
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication date: 6/14/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 483,096
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is teacher and founder of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. He served for 33 years as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis and is author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God, Don’t Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, Bloodlines, and Does God Desire All to Be Saved?

Justin Taylor (PhD candidate, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is vice president of book publishing and an associate publisher at Crossway. He has edited and contributed to several books including A God-Entranced Vision of All Things and Reclaiming the Center, and he blogs at Between Two Worlds—hosted by the Gospel Coalition.

R. Albert Mohler Jr. (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as the ninth president of Southern Seminary and as the Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology. Considered a leader among American evangelicals by Time and Christianity Today magazines, Dr. Mohler hosts a daily radio program for the Salem Radio Network and also writes a popular daily commentary on moral, cultural, and theological issues. Both can be accessed at www.albertmohler.com.

Mark Dever (PhD, Cambridge University) is senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, and pastor of 9Marks Ministries. Dever has authored over a dozen books and speaks at conferences nationwide.

MICHAEL LAWRENCE is Senior Pastor of Hinson Baptist Church in Washington DC. He earned a PhD in church history from Cambridge University and an MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Lawrence is the author of Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church

C. J. Mahaney is the senior pastor of Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville. He has written, edited and contributed to numerous books, including Proclaiming a Cross-Centered Theology; Don't Waste Your Sports; and Sex, Romance and the Glory of God. C. J. and his wife, Carolyn, are the parents of three married daughters and one son, and the happy grandparents to twelve grandchildren.

Carolyn McCulley is an author, speaker, and filmmaker. She has written three books, and contributed to Sex and the Supremacy of Christ, edited by John Piper and Justin Taylor. She is the founder of the documentary company Citygate Films, and has written hundreds of articles for various publications, including Christianity Today, the Washington Post, and the Boundless webzine.

Carolyn Mahaney is a wife, mother, and homemaker. Having spent over thirty years as a pastor's wife, Carolyn has spoken to women in many churches and conferences. She is the author of Feminine Appeal, Girl Talk, Shopping for Time and True Beauty. She blogs with her daughters at www.girltalkhome.com, a blog focused on biblical womanhood. Carolyn and her husband, C. J., are the parents of three married daughters and one son, and the happy grandparents to twelve grandchildren.

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

    Disappointed

    Although there are good parts of this book and it is probably an excellent read for married people, many of the authors look down their noses at single people as so many evangelicals do. I might not have noticed so much had I not recently read an excellent book by Barry Danylak titled Redeeming Singleness. That book actually presented a strong defense of the value of the gift of singleness. It is the exact opposite of the attitude taken up in this book wherein many of the writers seem to think that singleness is rare, selfish and a little freakish. This book was all downhill after Chapter 5 from where I sit. I would highly recommend the Danylak book referenced above as well as other resources from Desiring God regarding singleness. This book falls far short of providing anything remotely close to encouragement for singles, whether for a single hoping to marry or a single that believes he or she has the gift of singleness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    Could be better

    Don't you love it when you feel bad about yourself when you're done with a book?...Oh, you don't? Me either. Most of the book is interesring, if rather dry. The problem is that it assumes that every non-married person who doesn't have the "gift of celibacy" is wallowing in lust and depravity. Also, while it's interesting to see someone give real information on the puritains intead of just making jokes and using the old stereotype, when you start preaching that the people who believed that ENJOYING YOUR FOOD was a sin had the right ideas about life, I begin to question the validity of your arguments. Bottom line: it's a good book to MST3K your way through or if you have a latent masochistic streak. But it's best avoided if you're single. If you are single and get this book, prepare for a boatload of guilt.

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