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The Unauthorized Guide to Sex and the Church

Berry, Carmen Renee

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ISBN 10: 0849945445 / ISBN 13: 9780849945441
Published by Thomas Nelson, 2005
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: The Unauthorized Guide to Sex and the Church

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Is it possible to be a Christian and a sexual being? At times it seems like the Church pits sexuality and spirituality against one another. Yet the cost in creating such a dichotomy has resulted in harmful implications on spiritual growth, sexual intimacy, and moral credibility.

The Unauthorized Guide to Sex and the Church traces sexual attitudes and practices in Hebrew culture as presented in the Old Testament through the current issues that confront the church today. It addresses questions such as "How has the church become so notorious for sex scandals amongst its leadership?" "Why is the church unable to present a united front on sexual issues such as marriage/divorce, premarital sex, homosexuality, and abortion?" and "How can I make wise and informed choices about these important issues in light of my beliefs?"

Blending historical facts with practical wisdom, this lively exploration looks at how Christian views of sex have developed and changed based on doctrinal, cultural, medical, scriptural, and psychological understandings.

About the Author:

Carmen Renee Berry is the author of seventeen books including girlfriends, on the New York Times best-seller list for fifty-two weeks, and her latest title, The Unauthorized Guide to Sex and the Church. She is a nationally-noted speaker, publishing consultant, and former psychotherapist. Carmen has several master's degrees-social work, social sciences, and history. Her first book was published in 1988 and she has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs such as Oprah and CNN.

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