Monday, February 08, 2010

Review: Sex, Lies & Religion by Randy Elrod

Sex, Lies & Religion: Enjoying the Freedom of Unconditional Sexuality is a new book by Randy Elrod that is being released (conveniently) on this upcoming Valentine's Day. It's also where I'm stealing today's 'Monday Question' from:

Have you ever had an experience with God that was so amazing it exceeded your wildest and most fulfilling sexual moment?

Think about that for a second...

Of the hundreds of people Randy Elrod surveyed on that question, only one said yes.

He goes on to explain in his book why he thinks that is, while bringing to light the lies we have taken as truths about sexuality, beauty, nudity, etc; also the REAL truths that we find through scriptures about our sexuality and its connection to our spirituality. He believes there is a real parallel between sex and God's relationship with humanity, that sex is nearly (or is) of sacramental status. That's church talk for saying an act that bridges a gap between the physical and the spiritual, that it is a sacred moment of connectedness with God akin to baptism or communion.

Quite honestly, this is one of the best books on spirituality and sexuality I have ever read. 

His writing and language is direct without being offensive, explicit without being vulgar, and very spiritual without being religious. It's incredibly straight forward, and very widely influenced.

I believe this book has the power to transform both the relationship that we have with God AND the romantic relationship that you may have with someone else. I think this book is appropriate for adults and teenagers alike. In all seriousness, if you've ever had sex or think there's a chance you may ever do so in your life, you need to read this book as soon as possible.

If you're married or in a committed relationship, give some thought to reading it together. I'm trying to convince my wife Jenny to read it, because it's just that good.

For reals, I finished reading it and immediately started to read it again. I don't do that.

Conveniently, you can pre-order it for Valentine's Day from here. And of course you could get it from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, other bookstores, or on the Kindle.

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