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True Sexual Morality: Recovering Biblical Standards for a Culture in Crisis [Paperback]

By Daniel R. Heimbach (Author)
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Daniel Heimbach examines the meaning and structure of the moral standards given by God to govern sexual behavior and celebrates the preciousness and goodness of sexuality governed by God. He also explains and critiques four opposing views on sexual morality that are deceiving so many into thinking that biblical standards are oppressive. With a look to the future of mankind's sexual morality, Heimbach examines what Jesus and many New Testament writers say will happen if we continue down our current path. This book will awaken and equip Christian workers, pastors, parents, and young adults to be alert and faithful in a culture that is growing ever more bitterly opposed to biblical sexual standards.

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Daniel Heimbach examines the biblical teachings on sexual morality as well as four counterfeit views that have crept into our "sexually revolutionized" society. He gives us an in-depth look at the moral relativism that has spread through our culture and opens our eyes to the effects that nonbiblical sexual choices have on individuals, the family, the church, and the culture.

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Studio: Crossway Books
Pages   528
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.08" Width: 6.08" Height: 1.02"
Weight:   1.52 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 9, 2004
ISBN  1581344856  
ISBN13  9781581344851  

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Daniel R. Heimbach (PhD, Drew University) is senior professor of Christian ethics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a social critic who works at the interface between Christian moral witness and secular culture. Heimbach was educated at the United States Naval Academy, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Drew University, and served on the White House domestic policy staff.

Daniel R. Heimbach was born in 1950.

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Outstanding book!!  Nov 6, 2008
This book is an amazing work that follows the descent of sex into pagan worship in America. Highly recommended for all Christians who desire to truly understand sex in culture!!!
Logical Fallacies and Irrelevant References Abound  Nov 1, 2007
This book contends that sex is the center of moral crisis in America and that the trends we have currently adopted (tolerance of homosexuality, permissive pre-marital sexual relations, pursuit of sex for pleasure, etc.) will inevitably lead to a social collapse. Heimbach's arguments are based almost entirely on unsupported speculation. His social theories are flawed and inadequate. His references are frequently taken out of their proper context and misinterpreted. To make matters worse, Heimbach attempts to use these references to denounce paganism and encourage society's return to the same intolerant, cynical society it was in the early 1900s. This is a poor effort to support an unworthy cause. Sadly, it is likely that many irrational Christians have taken this book to heart and will thoughtlessly follow its teachings. For those who think critically, however, this book will be of no interest.
Enjoyed this work  May 17, 2007
This book does an excellent job of examining sexual morality in our culture today and demonstrating the necessity to return to a traditional understanding. This conservative work should be required reading for anyone concerned with sexual ethics.
No Basis in Fact or Reality  Feb 19, 2007
Heimbach clarifies nothing. The author clearly has no understanding of the nature of paganism and his references and sources are highly suspect as well as taken out of context. If you wish to be lead blindly down a false path, then purchase this book; otherwise, do yourself and the power of truth a favor and ignore this author completely.
Every Christian must read this book  Apr 23, 2006
I can't express you how delighted I am that this work exists. I have been talking about it and describing it and recommending it incessantly.

Heimbach clarifies the problem we face so marvelously, and writes so readably, there is no excuse for this book not to become a standard reference. I'm not sure I have ever endorsed a book this highly.

It is essential that we stand back and examine the great myth we all have grown up inside of, which skews and distorts our understanding of what God wants and expects of us regarding sexuality. I myself had no idea how harmful the Romantic sexual paradigm is, and how much I need to correct in my self; I grew up listening to the songs quoted in the book, and came to realize that the Romantic set of assumptions suffuses my instincts regarding sexuality. It is somewhat wrenching, the process of removal of those false assumptions, but liberating and exciting, too. I have always tried to hold the Bible in tension with what I absorbed as "obviously true" about real-life sexual morality. Heimbach doesn't scold or decree; he takes the reader out of the maelstrom, and examines all of our assumptions from a perspective-giving distance. When we return to our accustomed way of thinking, we discover that we now know why we've been wrong all along, like a kid who gives up thumb-sucking for lent, and finds no pleasure in it when he tries it again the day after Easter.

The other paradigms he examines (playboy, thereputic and pagan) are less applicable to me personally, but I am confident that Christians looking for answers to those sets of issues will be just as satisfied. It is a comprehensive work. Perhaps, it's the definitive work on the subject.

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