Grant, Jonathan (2013). Divine Sex. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press.
We are living in a hypersexualized era in which sexual misconception and misusage have also permeated into the Church. For decades, sex has also been a taboo topic for churches and now we need to go back to the Scriptures in order to gather all the information about this topic and contextualize it for the sake of our generation.
In the book Divine Sex, Jonathan Grant addressed the issues of sex from a divine perspective. He sagaciously dismantles social misunderstandings about sex and sexual relationships to then provide a divine perspective about this conflictive theme.
Grant writes from his own pastoral experience, which helps reader to understand how misconceptions about sex are affecting young people and adults in our congregations. He divides the book into two main sections: Part 1 Mapping the Modern Sexual Imagery, and Part 2 Charting a New Course for Christian Formation.
In Part 1, Grant presents sex as it is understood by our society today. He addressed the issue of sex as something our society has presented as a product that anyone can consume in multiple ways such as promiscuity, liberalism or pornography. Grant even dares to explore the psychological background of sexual addictions. His thesis is that our society behaves in the way we do regarding sex influenced by social media and consumerism.
Part 2 is devoted to the necessity of reframing sex from a Christian perspective. He establishes the searching for truth as the cornerstone for Christians to get an appropriate idea of how God intended to transmit the concept of sex to human beings. Grant places the emphasis on individual responses to social or divine perspectives about sex.
This is a book I would like to recommend to pastors, youth pastors, Church group facilitators, and to every single Christian who would like to get a refreshing and encouraging contemporary Christian perspective about sex.
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