About the Book:
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.
This was a very powerful book! The author paints a stark and dismal picture of our sex-craved, overstimulated society and calls the reader to redirect our own way of thinking about sexuality as a gift from God when handled with care within the boundaries of God's perfect design. Isom strips off all pretense and boldly challenges readers to grasp that God did not call us to virginity, He called us to purity. Her common sense, Biblically-based reasoning drew forth conviction in my own life from past actions that I now view (shamefully so) in a very different light. Laced with grace, this is a must read for parents, young adults on the cusp of discovering their own sexuality, and even older adults who struggle with past sexual sins or who simply desire to have a healthy dose of God's beautiful reality in creating sex. Empowering!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Mo Isom is the New York Times bestselling author of Wreck My Life. She maintains a thriving, nationwide speaking ministry and facilitates a faith-centered blog (moisom.com) that has garnered millions of views to date. Isom is a former All-American goalkeeper for the Louisiana State University soccer team and holds the LSU all-time goalkeeper record, as well as the #3 SEC all-time shutout record. She trained with the US Women's National program, was honored as National Player of the Week, has been featured in Sports Illustrated, and has appeared on ESPN SportsCenter Top-10 Plays, Ellen, ESPN, CBS, The 700 Club, and countless other platforms. She, her husband, Jeremiah Aiken, and their two children live in Atlanta, Georgia.
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