Honest and Real: "Sex, Jesus, and the Conversations the Church Forgot" by Mo Isom

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about the book....

It's past time for some raw and candid conversations about virginity, promiscuity, and everything in between.

In a world obsessed with sex, why is the church relatively silent about it? While sex is twisted, perverted, cheapened, and idolized in popular culture, we leave young people drowning in the repercussions of misinformation, misunderstanding, and worth-robbing mistakes that could have been avoided.

Enough is enough. With raw vulnerability and a bold spirit, Mo Isom shares her own sexual testimony, opening up the conversation about misguided rule-following, virginity, temptation, porn, promiscuity, false sexpectations, sex in marriage, and more, calling us back to God's original design for sex--a way to worship and glorify Him.

Sex was God's idea. It's time we invited Him back into the bedroom.

my review....

Written with refreshing honesty while grounded in Biblical truth, "Sex, Jesus and the Conversations The Church Forgot" is a book that everyone would be wise to read. The author writes in an engaging manner where it feels like you are sitting down with her in a coffee shop and talking about sex and Jesus in a totally natural way. She doesn't hesitate to share her own past mistakes and struggles, and because of this you feel like you can trust what she's telling you. Readers will be given the courage to take a look at their own lives, to examine the decisions that they've made and probably the excuses that they've given themselves over the years. Although women will be especially comfortable with the stories that Isom shares, male and female readers alike will benefit from the spiritual truths that she writes about. One takeaway in particular that has blessed me is where Isom talks about the importance of teaching people to pursue purity and not just concepts like keeping one's virginity. This is something that the next generation especially needs to hear, as youth in the church are struggling to look any different than their cultural counterparts in terms of their sexual choices. Isom's experience of technically remaining a virgin while crossing the line into sexual sin will no doubt resonate with countless readers. I really appreciate the way that she weaves scripture into what she writes. The topics she raises may be difficult for readers to consider if they are dealing with unacknowledged sin in their own lives and have perhaps been justifying their sinful choices for sometime. Yet at the same time, Isom points people to grace, and to the fact there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus. That is a powerful truth indeed!

I hope that many people in the church will take the time to read this book, and that it will spark honest and real conversations about sex and purity and about welcoming Jesus into our bedrooms. I award this book a high 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

about the author....

Mo Isom
Mo Isom is the New York Times bestselling author of Wreck My Life. She maintains a thriving, nationwide speaking ministry and facilitates a faith-centered blog (moisom.com) that has garnered millions of views to date. Isom is a former All-American goalkeeper for the Louisiana State University soccer team and holds the LSU all-time goalkeeper record, as well as the #3 SEC all-time shutout record. She trained with the US Women's National program, was honored as National Player of the Week, has been featured in Sports Illustrated, and has appeared on ESPN SportsCenter Top-10 Plays, Ellen, ESPN, CBS, The 700 Club, and countless other platforms. She, her husband, Jeremiah Aiken, and their two children live in Atlanta, Georgia.

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