Sex, Jesus, and the Conversations the Church Forgot
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.
"Mo Isom is a light in the darkness with her new book, Sex, Jesus, and the Conversations the Church Forgot. In a world consumed and equally confused by sexuality, she refuses to remain silent, boldly addressing sex through the filter of truth found in God's Word. This book is a must-read for those tired of being pressured and deceived by culture's ever-changing view and ready to rediscover sex by its God-given meaning."
Lisa Bevere, New York Times bestselling author and cofounder of Messenger International
"One of the things the church and our world need a lot more of is honesty, transparency, vulnerability, and truth all mixed together. Mo is that combination. She effortlessly blends her story with amazing truth found in Jesus. I can't recommend this book enough!"
Jefferson Bethke, New York Times bestselling author and coauthor of Love That Lasts
"Mo is a powerful voice rising in our generation. She tells the truth, and it kills shame and invites freedom. This book will not only speak to your story but remind you of the bigger story that God is writing with our lives and our sexuality."
Annie F. Downs, bestselling author of Looking for Lovely and Let's All Be Brave
"Anytime you see the words sex and Jesus on the cover of a book, you probably need to ask yourself what in the world that's about. We certainly hope that's what happens when people see this book, because the content on the inside is even more valuable than the title on the outside. Mo Isom is more than just a voice in the current cultural conversation about sexuality, God, and the church. She is a force. She tackles two of the stickiest subjects imaginable (sex and religion) with grace and intelligence, managing to keep the conversation reasonable and measured. She speaks with personal experience, and thus authority, on an issue that has been used as a blunt instrument to inflict damage in the current cultural wars surrounding what is right and wrong, good and bad, acceptable and unacceptable, regarding sex and faith and the church. This is an important book. We urge you to read it slowly. And you'll need a highlighter."
Clayton and Sharie King, authors of True Love Project and cofounders of Crossroads Camps and Crossroads Missions
"Mo writes her books as she lives her life--with authentic faith, courageous honesty, contagious joy, and a tenacious drive to make the world a better place! This book will renew your faith and reframe the way you think about sex, relationships, goals, and living life at your full potential."
Dave and Ashley Willis, bestselling authors and founders of StrongerMarriages.com