Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Another Free eBook: Real Sex

I know this is normally Adam's territory, but since I received an email this morning asking to pass along a free ebook, I thought I could give it a try.

Brazos Press is giving away, today only, Lauren Winner’s new book titled Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity. You can get the ebook at Amazon. I have not read the book, so I cannot comment on its content, but a free book is always a good thing.

Here is what the publisher has to say about the book:
In Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity, Lauren Winner speaks candidly to single Christians about the difficulty--and the importance--of sexual chastity. With nuance and wit, she talks about her own sexual journey. Never dodging tough terms like "confession" and "sin," she 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. Building on the thought of Wendell Berry, she argues that sex is communal rather than private, personal rather than public.

Refusing to slink away from thorny topics, Winner deftly addresses pornography, masturbation, and the perennial question of "how far is too far?" Winner also digs deeper: What does chastity have to do with loving my neighbor? How does my sexual behavior form habits and expectations? With compassion and grit, she calls Christians, both married and single, to pursue chastity as conversion and amendment of life.

Real Sex will be an essential read for single Christians grappling with chastity, for married Christians committed to monogamy, and for those who counsel them. Discussion questions have been added to the paperback edition.


  1. How familiar are you with Lauren Winner? I've had occasion to hear her talk in a panel discussion forum once as she sat alongside Tony Jones and Phyllis Tickle at Fuller Theological Seminary. I haven't thoroughly vetted everything she has written, but having heard her talk and having perused her website and followed up on some of her quotes....to say that she is not Gospel-centered in her focus or belief, at least as the Reformed tradition would understand the Scriptural Gospel to be, would be an understatement.

    1. Barbara,

      Thanks for the comment.

      You maybe completely right. I know nothing about Lauren Winner. I simply wanted to let our reaers know of a free ebook on Amazon. As I said in the post, I have not read this book. I hope my post was not seen as an endorsement of Winner or this particular book.


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