Item description for True Love in a World of False Hope: Sex, Romance, & Real People by Robbie F. Castleman...
Overview True Love in a World of False Hope by Robbie Castleman In a sex-saturated society, sex is on everyone's mind. Christians are no exception. But Christians think sex should have to do with true love, and that God defines what true love is. Robbie Castleman believes reclaiming God's Plan for sexual relationships is a journey toward holiness. She shows how unmarried Christians can wait until marriage without turning into prudes or wallflowers. She helps us see how we can mold and groom our desires, preparing for a lifetime of joyous and responsible sex within marriage.
Publishers Description In a sex-saturated society, sex is on everyone's mind. And Christians are no exception. For many unmarried people, sex is the forbidden fruit, which makes it all the more intriguing. True Love in a World of False Hope presents an up-front, hopeful--and even humorous--look at God's plan for sexual relationships. Robbie Castleman believes reclaiming purity in relationships is a journey toward holiness. In sprightly, straight-for-the-target prose, she shows how unmarried Christians can wait until marriage without turning into prudes or wallflowers. She helps us see how we can mold and groom our desires, preparing for a lifetime of joyous and responsible sex within marriage. Provocative chapter titles include: "Hormones for Holy People," "Emotional Fornication and Other No-Nos," "Timing is Everything," "Touch Me, Touch Me Not," "Detours, Potholes, Road Hazards" and "Sinful Saints." Spiced with humor and refreshingly clear advice, True Love in a World of False Hope is the book on dating and sex for today's generation of young adults.
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Studio: IVP Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.32" Width: 5.51" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2000
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN 0830819584 ISBN13 9780830819584
Availability 0 units.
More About Robbie F. Castleman
Robbie F. Castleman (D.Min., University of Dubuque) is professor of biblical studies and theology at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. She previously served for several years as a staff member with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, specializing in ministry to graduate students at campuses in and around Tallahassee, Florida. She is the author of the Fisherman Bible GuidesMiracles, Elijah, David and King David (Shaw/Waterbrook) and the IVP Connect LifeGuide Bible Study Peter, and she is a contributor to the book For All the Saints (Knox/Westminster).
Reviews - What do customers think about True Love in a World of False Hope: Sex, Romance, & Real People?
good experience Sep 28, 2005
Item's condition as described. It took about 2 weeks to get this book, which is a bit longer than other books I ordered at the same time.
A great book on relationships Feb 1, 2002
I've read a wide variety of books on dating, sexuality for the unmarried, and so on, and this is my all-time favorite. One of the things I love about this book is that the author is balanced. She believes that sexual intercourse should be saved for marriage, yet still avoids the trap of making any hormones, etc. seem bad and wrong for the unmarried. She also looks at relationship patterns that can be helpful or harmful. I found that she discussed several issues that most authors ignore; I appreciated this a great deal. While she hit honestly and openly on many of the main sexuality issues that most Christian authors discuss (boundary lines for physical affection, keeping your relationship Christ-centered, etc.) she went beyond them. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone seeking to gain insight on how to make good decisions about romantic relationships.
A Good Springboard May 15, 2000
Like any other book that attempts to make generalized rules about what things should and should not be a part of your romantic relationship, you obviously have to decide for yourself whether each of the "rules" is something that makes sense in your relationship. That said, this book is a good springboard for promoting communication between you and the person you're dating on setting physical boundaries, figuring out what things need to be worked on in your relationship, and how to go about increasing healthy intimacy.
Offers great advice for those struggling with the world Sep 16, 1999
This book has been passed around among so many friends... and with good reason. This is great for those who are in relationships and for those who will be in one in the future. This book offers examples and boundaries that many of us don't know how to talk about or define. Definately a good book to read as we start to prepare ourselves for the romance world... while "keeping your eye on Jesus."
Better than Elizabeth Elliot. Jan 4, 1999
My now wife and I picked this book up at a Intervarsity conference shortly after being referred to it and after reading 'Passion and Puirty' by Elizabeth Elliot. I was a bit apprehensive considering that I tend to shy away from those types of books and I thought 'Passion and Purity' was *really* heavy handed. Basically, Elliot's plan is appropriate for her generation, but Castleman offers a method of approaching dating and romance from a distinctly 90's perspective. It was encouraging to read it and realize that we're not alone in some of the glories and problems of modern dating. I'd recommend it to anyone!