Item description for Sex God: Exploring the Endless Connections Between Sexuality and Spirituality by Rob Bell...
Overview A refreshing examination of the link between God and sex reveals that the two subjects cannot be separated and discusses how in order to make sense of one subject, the other subject must be explored.
Publishers Description Introduction: This is Really about ThatChapter One: God Wears LipstickChapter Two: Sexy on the InsideChapter Three: Angels and AnimalsChapter Four: Leather, Whips, and FruitChapter Five: She Ran into the Girls' BathroomChapter Six: Worth Dying ForChapter Seven: Under the ChuppahChapter Eight: Johnny and JuneChapter Nine: Whoopee ForeverEpilogue: More Balloons, PleaseEndnotes/Resources/Discussion
Community Description Just as the physical world is linked with deeper spiritual realities, sex and God are intimately connected. But how? With unusual beauty and insight, Bell addresses this intriguing question to help you better understand that we can't talk about ourselves as sexual beings without asking who made us that way. An enlightening exploration of sexuality and spirituality.
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From Publishers Weekly Bell raises the bar with this evocative follow-up to last year's bestseller
Velvet Elvis. "Is sex a picture of heaven?" he wonders. It's all about God and
sex and heaven, he says: "...they're connected. And they can't be separated.
Where the one is you will always find the other." Bell's book isn't a sex
manual, an exploration of the differences between men and women or a marriage
how-to, though all of that is here. Instead, it's the story of God becoming
human, of humans mirroring God and love made manifest in the chaos of our
humanity. Sex God is about relationships revealed in a way that elevates the
human condition and offers hope to those whose relationships are wounded. In
Bell's spare, somewhat oblique style, he addresses lust, respect, denial,
risk, acceptance and more. His love for God and the Bible is clear, as is his
ability to ask probing questions and offer answers that make readers think
deeply about their own lives. He does a fine job using the Bible and real
life to show that our physical relationships are really about spiritual
relationships. This book joyfully ties, and then tightens, the knot between
God and humankind. (Mar.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 6.46" Height: 0.72" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2007
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310263468 ISBN13 9780310263463 UPC 025986263461
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More About Rob Bell
Rob Bell lives with his family in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he's the founding pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church. Rob is the author of Velvet Elvis, Sex God, Jesus Wants to Save Christians, and Drops Like Stars. He also appeared in a pioneering series of twenty-four short films called NOOMA, as well as in longer version DVDs-- The Art of the Sermon, Everything is Spiritual, The Gods Aren't Angry, and Drops Like Stars. Visit the author online at robbell.com.
Catchy marketing title aside, this book has a depth that stirs something deep within. Bell speaks often of the connection that we are constantly seeking from the moment we are separated from our mother at birth. The book also talks of God's longing to be connected with us and the marriage covenant that He has with us. It's just a good book.
wow. Mar 30, 2007
The style of this book picks you up and takes you from story to story with a great message behind each one. I go to an old school fundie University and alot of people have question me be reading this book. I'm glad that I have finished it and looking back it has changed some misconceptions that I have lived my life by. For anyone who make not like everything Rob Bell has to say I am sure that there are many people in your life to whom you would attach this idea to, but hopefully in some way they have left you changed. Thanks Mr. Bell.
Dosen't live up to the title... Mar 28, 2007
Not as good as Velvet Elvis by far, but an ok read in Rob Bell's Style. The book focues mainly on relationships touching somewhat on sex and Bell's thoughts on the subject but I found very little exploration into connections between sexuality and spirituality. Highly disapointed.
An Emerging Author Writes About Relationships Mar 27, 2007
As a divorce care counselor, my professional life deals with relationships. As a divorced single mother, my personal life mirrors the same dilemmas. I found a lot to like about this book, written by a fine new author. I was often reminded of the grace-filled chapters of Happily Remarried: *Making Decisions Together *Blending Families Successfully* Building a Love That Will Last in which the authors explore brokenness and the impact of God's grace on our relationships. Both books speak with a voice that brings clarity and hope amid honest questions.
Rob Bell's new book is amazing Mar 25, 2007
Like its predecessor, Velvet Elvis, this second book by Rob Bell is well written and thought-provoking. Rob has a way of relaying information that causes the reader to really think about and apply the material in a practical manner. Sex God explores the relationships between human beings and how those relationships can point us to God. I highly recommend this book for high school and college students and adults of all ages!