Redeemed Sexuality: 12 Sessions for Healing and Transformation in Community

Redeemed Sexuality: 12 Sessions for Healing and Transformation in Community

by Andrew A. Boa

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ISBN-13: 9780830821273
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 12/12/2017
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 392,483
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

An Invitation to the Broken

Getting the Most Out of
Redeemed Sexuality
Group Covenant
Theme 1: Vulnerability
1. Learning the Language

2. Telling Your Story

3. Wounds of the Past

4. Truth and Lies

5. Confession
Theme 2: Identity
6. The Wounded Self

7. Identity in Christ

8. Facing Temptation

9. Creating a Battle Plan
Theme 3: Intimacy
10. Healthy Intimacy

11. Christlike Sexuality

12. Pursuing Wholeness

Appendix 1: How to Do Updates

Appendix 2: Prayers for the Journey

Appendix 3: Tips for Journaling

Leader s Notes

Notes

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Redeemed Sexuality: 12 Sessions for Healing and Transformation in Community 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Often a topic of shame, sexuality is not a topic that is easy to bring up and discuss. If you’re seeking a resource to help break the ice on the topic of sexual brokenness that is Gospel-centered, you cannot go wrong with Redeeming Sexuality. Going through the themes of vulnerability, identity, and intimacy, the book aids in fostering an encouraging environment suitable for growth. A particular chapter I found extremely useful was a list of Bible verses that proclaim the new identity of Christian due to the work of Jesus Christ. This is not optimism, but the reality of who Christians are in the eyes of God. Having Scriptural reminders of the new identity found through Christ is a powerful and much-needed message for all believers. With this new identity, believers have the humility and courage to share and journey alongside one another. Redeemed Sexuality is designed to be used by a group. However, anyone who takes the time to complete the activities and invest in the readings will certainly find a rich return. I highly recommend this book to anyone who seeks healing, either for a friend or for themselves. When one part of the body suffers, the rest of the body suffers as well. Find healing and grace.
Ben Williams More than 1 year ago
This book is a valuable resource for those truly wanting to realize God’s plan for sexuality. Boa takes a biblical approach to the topic of sexuality and provides practical instruction for breaking free from unhealthy sexual patterns. He clearly takes his readers through the entire process of renewing their sexual thoughts, patterns, and goals. It is apparent that Boa has a passion to help others with their sexual brokenness and wants more for them. I appreciated how he incorporates scripture at every turn and encourages group leaders as well as group participants throughout the book. This is an important book that will help many understand God’s plan for our sexuality.
Ben Williams More than 1 year ago
This book is a valuable resource for those truly wanting to realize God’s plan for sexuality. Boa takes a biblical approach to the topic of sexuality and provides practical instruction for breaking free from unhealthy sexual patterns. He clearly takes his readers through the entire process of renewing their sexual thoughts, patterns, and goals. It is apparent that Boa has a passion to help others with their sexual brokenness and wants more for them. I appreciated how he incorporates scripture at every turn and encourages group leaders as well as group participants throughout the book. This is an important book that will help many understand God’s plan for our sexuality.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding resource in two ways: 1) Andrew Boa has constructed a remarkable curriculum to guide a small group of men or women through a biblical understanding and redemptive journey from sexual brokenness into sexual wholeness and 2) Boa has thus compiled a practical theology of healthy sexuality and discipleship, which serves someone even if they were not to use the book as intended within a small group. Herein, as a read alone or even a personal study, it could serve as a point of healing and growth (however, this would miss Boa's emphasis on the role community must play in our transformation into Christlikeness). All this to say, the curriculum is masterfully designed and the content to be engaged is a treasure in its own right. The grace and love of Jesus is the center from which Boa draws in the participant reader. Serious engagement with this text will result in human flourishing because God's truth is the foundation upon which each chapter or lesson is constructed. As a way of overview, the content of the study is divided into three themes within which are situated the 12 corresponding lessons. My brief descriptions of the content: THEME ONE: VULNERABILITY LESSON 1: Learning the Language - definition of terms and review of sexual history/experiences LESSON 2: Telling Your Story - building trust and hearing everyone's story in the small group LESSON 3: Wounds of the Past - processing your story that was told LESSON 4: Truth and Lies - identifying present realities, triggers, fears and hopes LESSON 5: Confession - deepened self-awareness and genuine repentance THEME TWO: IDENTITY LESSON 6: The Wounded Self - exploring the cycles of sexual behavior LESSON 7: Identity in Christ - how God relates to us as sexually broken and sinful people LESSON 8: Facing Temptation - embracing patterns of sexual holiness LESSON 9: Creating a Battle Plan - the power of Christ to overcome sexual struggle and misguided desire THEME THREE: INTIMACY LESSON 10: Healthy Intimacy - sexual wholeness through healthy relationships LESSON 11: Christlike Sexuality - discipleship in light of being sexual beings LESSON 12: Pursuing Wholeness - crafting a vision of sexual wholeness for life Within these above lessons, Boa offers a flexible structure for engagement and extremely helpful leader notes for each lesson can be found in the back of the book. The text is designed with both experienced facilitators and first-time leaders in mind. The target audience is college age or young adult, but I could envision an easy adaption within a variety of men's and/or women's ministry contexts. More on Andrew Boa @ https://www.andrewaboa.com/
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is no shortage of books about sexuality, pornography, and the fight for purity. So many are the same: an author reviews why sexual sin is harmful, gives you advice on how to try harder to avoid your sin, and ends by saying the strategy worked for him and it can for you, too. Years of attempting such "sin management" and cycling through the spirals of defeat, shame, teeth-gritting and trying harder end only in burnout and despair. The literature is cluttered with well-meaning but unhelpful advice. Redeemed Sexuality is different. Boa has crafted this small-group curriculum around the deep implications of the gospel: "It is essential for us to accept and appropriate our identity as God's beloved sons and daughters in order to disrupt cycles of sexual shame and sin. We need to see ourselves first and foremost as people loved by God in Jesus Christ." This book is not a call to greater effort or a new strategy to avoid temptation. This book is nothing less than an invitation to uncommon, vulnerable, life-giving intimacy with a small community of brothers or sisters and with God Himself. Rather than struggling alone, striving in isolation and individualistically seeking sexual healing, you can experience the belonging, connection and wholeness you're longing for the way God intended: through community. Are you weary from years of struggle and defeat? Redeemed Sexuality offers true, gospel hope! If you're looking for the road to healing, wholeness, and intimacy with God and others, this is the book for you. Boa offers curricula for 12 sessions, each of which unfolds theologically-rich truths about our identity as sexual creatures, applies Jesus' finished work to our needs, and points us to hope in God's steadfast love. The result is deep encouragement and a growing trust and dependency on who God says we are. It was during one such session that God revealed His love to me in a profound new way: after confessing the deepest, most shameful parts of my heart to my small group, I was met with love and grace. Then I realized: "If a human can still love me even after hearing the evil in my heart, how much more does God?" Praise God for this book! Andrew Boa has blessed the Church tremendously with this resource. I highly recommend Redeemed Sexuality!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Redeemed Sexuality is a book I believe every college student had the opportunity to read. College is a journey and there are obstacles throughout the years and sexuality is one of the biggest. Reading this book, I’ve gotten an insight into my own life and have had the opportunity to learn more about myself. This book can help many on the road to healthy intimacy, On page 47 Andrew Boa begins with stating, “Under the surface of sexual brokenness and temptation is the deeper issue of self-image and identity”. This stuck with me throughout the rest of the book because for me being connected to God means knowing who I am, but also being able to admit when I need help. Sexuality is a hard topic to discuss but Redeemed Sexuality gives anyone of any age a thought out way to approach it. The book is guide to healing in a way that no one has never truly explained until now. This is a curriculum that can be used for any age and a great addition to Christian reading and discipleship.
DavidSanford77 More than 1 year ago
When we first met, I knew Drew stood head and shoulders above me at that age. When he gave me permission to read his book manuscript, I knew Drew should publish it. When I encouraged him to pitch it to IVP, they loved it. You will too. At long last, we can drop the guilt and shame, stop pretending, talk about sex a lot, and discover how to redeem our individual stories. In the end, that's what we all want, isn't it? Don't wait. Get this book. Better, get several copies. Invite a few friends over. Hand out Drew's book. And ask if they'd like to go through it together with you.