Real Sex

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Brazos Press, Jul 1, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 192 pages
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SEX. Splashed across magazine covers, billboards, and computer screens--sex is casual, aggressive, and absolutely everywhere. And everybody's doing it, right?

In Real Sex, heralded young author Lauren F. Winner speaks candidly to Christians about the difficulty--and the importance--of sexual chastity. With honesty and wit, she talks about her struggle to live a celibate life. Never dodging tough terms like "confession" and "sin," Winner grounds her discussion of chastity first and foremost in Scripture. She confronts cultural lies about sex and challenges how we talk about sex in church. Her biblically grounded observations and suggestions will be especially valuable to unmarried Christians struggling with the sexual mania of today's culture.

Real Sex is essential reading for Christians grappling with chastity and a valuable tool for pastors.

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User Review  - laholmes - LibraryThing

This a a very refreshing take on the subject of the theology of sex, chastity, community, and following God. Sex has turned into something that God never intended for it to be. Winner does a great job of coming at it from all angles. Read full review

User Review  - Cheryl Stambaugh -

Hands down the best book on what sex is and isn't based on the bible. Very down to earth and clearly puts many of the old mindsets in the trash. This book is not just for singles. I have been married ... Read full review


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Lauren F. Winner (PhD, Columbia University) is the highly acclaimed author of the memoir Girl Meets God. She is assistant professor of Christian spirituality at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina, and has written for the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post Book World, Publishers Weekly, Christianity Today, and Christian Century. Visit her website at

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