Sex, Jesus, and the Conversations the Church Forgot by Mo Isom

Sex. In a world overwhelmingly obsessed with it, why is the church so silent about it? While our secular culture twists, perverts, cheapens, and idolizes sex, there are gaping holes in the church’s guidance of young people. The result is generations of sexually illiterate people drowning in the repercussions of overwhelming sin struggles.

Enough is enough, says Mo Isom. With raw vulnerability and a bold spirit, she shares her own sexual testimony, opening up the conversation about misguided rule-following, virginity, temptation, porn, promiscuity, false sex-pectations, sex in marriage, and more and calling readers back to God’s original design for sex–a way to worship and glorify him. This book is for the young person tangled up in an addiction to pornography, for the girlfriend feeling pressured to go further, for the “good girl” who followed the rules and saved herself for marriage and then was confused and disappointed, for the married couple who use sex as a bargaining tool, for every person who casually watches sex play out in TV and movies and wonders why they’re dissatisfied with the real thing, and for every confused or hurting person in-between.

Sex was God’s idea. It’s time we invited him back into the bedroom. – from author’s website

I wasn’t a big fan of this book. I found that it didn’t have much practical advice in it and none of the good points she did make were different from what I’ve heard before or they didn’t stick out enough for me to remember them. I also didn’t like how she would mention a part of her own story but then said to read her other book if I wanted more. At certain points it felt like she was simply advertising her other book. Her personal stories also tended to be very vague which I understand partly why she did it but it made it harder to relate to her story or figure out how exactly it fit into the point she was trying to make.

“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”