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About Rethinking Sexuality

This ground-breaking resource challenges and equips Christians to think and act biblically and compassionately in matters of sexuality.

Sexual abuse, sex addiction, gender confusion, brokenness, and shame plague today's world, and people are seeking clarity and hope. By contesting long-held cultural paradigms, this book equips you to see how sexuality is rooted in the broader context of God's heart and His work for us on earth. It provides a framework from which to understand the big picture of sexual challenges and wholeness, and helps you recognize that every sexual question is ultimately a spiritual one. It shifts the paradigm from combating sexual problems to confidently proclaiming and modeling the road to sacred sexuality.
     Instead of arguing with the world about what's right and wrong about sexual choices, this practical resource equips you to share the love and grace of Jesus as you encounter the pain of sexual brokenness--your own or someone else's.

Praise

“This book is groundbreaking! I’ve pastored for more than three decades and never before have I read such a clear, theologically sound, compassionate, and insightful work on sexuality. Juli addresses all the sexual issues most Christians are afraid to talk about, and she provides deeper answers than most of us have ever considered. She offers not only practical wisdom to navigate the sexual confusion of our day but also a paradigm-changing game plan to sexually disciple those God has placed in our care.”
—Chip Ingram, president and teaching pastor of Living on the Edge and author of Culture Shock

“The church has been silent about sex except for shouting, ‘No, wait! It will one day be great.’ But many believers are not waiting, and most are finding out that sex is a lot more difficult and broken than they want to admit. It is high time we begin to understand the narrative and meaning of one of God’s great gifts to humanity and what it means to grow not only in sexual purity but also in maturity. I deeply respect Juli Slattery. Her thinking is foundationally biblical and wise while also being well informed and thoughtful. I consider this a seminal work to aid the church in growing in a conversation that goes beyond Just say no.”
—Dan B. Allender, PhD, author of The Wounded Heart and God Loves Sex, professor of counseling psychology and founding president of the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology

“Tragically, secular values about sexuality have become integrated into every possible aspect of life. It is frightening, and as moms and leaders, we don’t know how to undo the damage done to hearts, minds, and lives. Dr. Juli Slattery arrives with hope! Rethinking Sexuality brings answers to our cries of ‘Teach me how to sexually disciple my children’ and ‘Help me better disciple my church!’ I need this book! And I highly recommend it to you!”
—Linda Dillow, speaker and author of Passion Pursuit and Intimate Issues

“If you’re anything like me, you’ve never expected to see the two words sexual and discipleship purposely paired together. But get ready for a whole new paradigm in this incredibly important book. Dr. Slattery is, in my opinion, one of the most articulate, thought-provoking, clear-thinking writers and speakers on genuine intimacy on the planet. Forget the toaster as a wedding gift. Give this book to newly married couples who have grown up in our sexual wasteland of a world. And make sure you and your spouse devour this book as well, like my wife, Cindy, and I did. Juli is right—we are all sexually broken in some ways. Here’s where healing and health can begin.”
—John Trent, PhD, author and president of StrongFamilies.com, Gary D. Chapman Chair of Marriage and Family Ministry and Therapy at Moody Theological Seminary

“At a time when well-intentioned Christians are veering into dangerous error, Dr. Juli Slattery is the expert I trust to balance grace and truth in explaining God’s plan for human sexuality. Like no other expert on this topic, Dr. Slattery combines education, compassion, professional qualification, and biblical conviction to chart a practical path forward.”
—John S. Dickerson, author of Hope of Nations and lead pastor of Connection Pointe Christian Church

“My friend Juli Slattery has dedicated her life to helping men and especially women navigate the often intimidating landscape of human sexuality. She does this with grace, empathy, wisdom, and a deep understanding of God’s divine design for sex as outlined in Scripture. This book will encourage and inspire you—and when was the last time you could say a book about sex did that?”
—Dr. Greg Smalley, vice president of marriage and family formation at Focus on the Family

“Dr. Juli Slattery has once again reminded us why she is our generation’s leading expert on human sexuality and questions of intimacy. Rethinking Sexuality is as biblically faithful as it is riveting. The illusion of sexual freedom has only made true intimacy more elusive for our culture. Juli reminds us that healing begins when we look upward. Rethinking Sexuality is a must-read for every pastor in America who desires to marry sound theology with compassion and wise action!”
—Chris Brooks, MA, campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary, Michigan

“The apostle Paul warned us about getting squeezed into the world’s mold, and it would be hard to find a bigger or more addictive ‘mold’ than the sexual one. We are pounded with the world’s teaching on sexuality from every quarter, every day. Yet the body of Christ remains befuddled and appears powerless before the onslaught. Juli is calling us to action…to know and live and teach the positive case for true sexuality. As she says: ‘It’s time to reclaim sexuality as a holy expression of God’s goodness and love.’ I couldn’t agree more.”
—Dr. Del Tackett, author and teacher, The Truth Project and Is Genesis History?

“Dr. Juli Slattery is right when she asserts that most Christians have been sexually discipled by today’s culture. She provides the body of Christ a needed wake-up call. Our view of God, Scripture, and all relationships flow through the grid of our sexuality. Without a biblical view of sexuality, we won’t get anything right. I heartily recommend Juli’s seminal work. This is one of those ‘must-reads’ for the church. Read it, live it, and disciple others in it.”
—Josh McDowell, speaker, best-selling author, and founder of Josh McDowell Ministry

Product Details

224 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Jul 24, 2018

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

Read the first chapter of Rethinking Sexuality. This ground-breaking resource challenges and equips Christians to think and act biblically and compassionately in matters of sexuality. Sexual abuse, sex addiction, gender confusion, brokenness, and shame plague today's world, and people are seeking clarity and hope. By contesting long-held cultural paradigms, this book equips you to see how sexuality is rooted in the broader context of God's heart and His work for us on earth. It provides a framework from which to understand the big picture of sexual challenges and wholeness, and helps you recognize that every sexual question is ultimately a spiritual one. It shifts the paradigm from combating sexual problems to confidently proclaiming and modeling the road to sacred sexuality. Instead of arguing with the world about what's right and wrong about sexual choices, this practical resource equips you to share the love and grace of Jesus as you encounter the pain of sexual brokenness--your own or someone else's.

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lisa Beech, Asst. Publicity Director
lbeech@penguinrandomhouse.com /(719) 268-1917
 
Clinical Psychologist and Author Dr. Juli Slattery Believes Every Sexual Question Is a Spiritual One
 
“If you’re anything like me, you’ve never expected to see the two words sexual and discipleship purposely paired together. But get ready for a whole new paradigm in this incredibly important book. Dr. Slattery is, in my opinion, one of the most articulate, thought-provoking, clear-thinking writers and speakers on genuine intimacy on the planet.”John Trent, PhD, author and president of StrongFamilies.com, Gary D. Chapman Chair of Marriage and Family Ministry and Therapy at Moody Theological Seminary

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –  In a world of gender confusion, pornography addiction, and relational brokenness, psychologist Dr. Juli Slattery challenges Christians to understand that sexuality is not a problem to solve but a territory to reclaim.
 
In Rethinking Sexuality: God’s Design and Why It Matters, (Multnomah, July 24, 2018) Dr. Slattery addresses the fact that “for far too long, Christianity has not represented a safe place” for people to find help or healing related to sexuality. Acknowledging that sexual topics are often controversial and painful, Dr. Slattery inspires readers to see sexuality as the God-given gift that it is. That means bringing conversations about sexual addiction, intimacy in marriage, shame, same-sex attraction, and abstinence back into the church—instead of allowing conversations about sex to happen everywhere but in the church.
 
“One day it dawned on me. We have been sexually discipled by the world,” Slattery writes. “A tidal wave of sexual confusion and brokenness has swept over us, but this is just the beginning. The percentages of those addicted, traumatized, confused, and in bondage will exponentially increase in the days to come…The body of Christ is in desperate need of mature Christians who are rooted in both God’s unchanging truth about sexuality and His life-changing love toward humanity.”
 
God is calling Christians to reclaim sexuality from a culture that claimed his good gift for its own. Rethinking Sexuality provides a powerful look at how sexual healing and true freedom begin with knowing God’s love and reclaiming what he always intended for good.
 
Dr. Slattery address topics such as:
·      How sexuality is rooted in the broader context of God’s heart for us
·      The bigger picture of sexual challenges and wholeness
·      Why everyone is sexually broken
·      Why it’s important for Christians to shift the challenge from combating sexual problems to proclaiming and modeling sacred sexuality

"The church may be teaching us what to think about sex, but the world is training us how to think about sex," states Dr. Slattery. Rethinking Sexuality offers a solution to equip the average Christian in addressing the onslaught of sexual questions and confusion in todays world.

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