In this important and engaging biblical teaching on sexuality, David White helps readers develop a Scripture-based perspective on human sexuality that goes beyond “just wait until you’re married.”God, You, & Sexdoesn’t sidestep the sexual revolution that has finally come to bitter fruition in teen and young adult “hookup” culture. In the face of these messages and the pervasiveness of sexual temptation, White helps men and women find compelling reasons to obey God with their sexuality.
This book addresses how the church has made sex more important than God ever intended. By establishing a positive theology of sex from Scripture, White ultimately points to Christ as the Bridegroom and sheds light on broken sexuality, pornography, same-sex marriage, sex outside of marriage, and other relevant topics.
“The church is not only reticent to talk about sex, but it has lacked a positive view of sexuality. In a book rich with Biblical insight and personal testimony David White not only talks openly about sex but gives us a rich, positive vision of sexual intimacy. Neither is David shy about tackling tough issues head on. I especially hope that pastors and Christian leaders take this book to heart.” Paul E. Miller, Executive Director, seeJesus; best-selling author of several books, includingJ-Curve: Dying and Rising with Jesus in Everyday Life.
“In our sex-saturated world, we need more books articulating God’s beautiful purpose and intent for sex. David White has produced such a book. From his time at Harvest USA, he has seen firsthand the tragic fallout of sexual sin in the lives of men and women. But God’s intent for sex is good and beautiful, enjoyed in the context of marriage between a man and a woman. White invites you to know God deeper and points us to the ultimate wedding with Jesus as the church’s Savior Bridegroom.” Christopher Yuan, Speaker; author of Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story and Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope.
“For a Christian to proclaim that ‘Sex is good’ without shame or embarrassment seems counterintuitive for many people. However, David White proclaims just that in this excellent resource providing a theology of the purity and goodness of sex in the life of the Christian. His work serves as a reminder that the good gifts of God are to be enjoyed in light of their ultimate end: deeper unity with our Creator.” Andrew T. Walker, Senior Fellow in Christian Ethics with The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission; assistant professor of Christian Ethics and Apologetics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Most of us are interested in sex; our reasons vary. Somehow, David has written a book that speaks to us all. I guess it helps that he is so open with his own life, has had so many conversations about every sexual question imaginable, has helped so many, and understands the difficult texts in Scripture. He writes as a guide, pastor, and friend.” Ed Welch,Faculty and counselor, CCEF; author of A Small Book about a Big Problem
“In the presently over-served Christian market of books on sex, this is the ‘one more book on sex’ that needed to be written. I could hardly put it down! David White shows an unusually deep understanding of the spiritual meaning of God-created human sexuality, so needed in our day of frenzied sexual obsession. How crucial is it for our gospel witness in this time to be able to say that “God created humanity with a strong, romantic impulse because he wants us to see his passionate love for us behind it all.” This is an important and timely book for pastors and Christian believers young and old.”
Peter Jones, Director, truthXchange; adjunct professor, Westminster Seminary California; author ofThe God of Sex
“In God, You, & Sex, David White has given us a carefully written, brilliantly studied exposition of biblical sexuality. With a tender pastoral heart, David weaves compassion through his biblical treatment of sex, marriage, and singleness, aware that he is speaking into a broken world. This is a book every Christian should read, and a book that pastors and counselors should plan to keep on supply to give away.” Marty Machowski, Family pastor; author of God Made Boys and Girls: Helping Children Understand the Gift of Gender, The Ology, Long Story Short, and other gospel-rich resources for church and home
“God, You, & Sexis a book for everyone. It is timely, honest, readable, and vulnerably practical. Walk with David White through the joys and pleasures, pain and shame, as well as the brokenness and delight of sexuality in a fallen world. You will discover God’s grace and hope all along the way.”
Peter A. Lillback, President, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
“Shifting seamlessly between human romances and our relationship with God, David White shows how each illuminates the other, opening up dimensions of what it’s like to be loved by God and how that divine love sets the pace for our human ones. You’ll learn a lot from White’s direct and gracious handling of all the thorny, contemporary issues of sex and sexual expression, but most of all you’ll see how God’s heart longs for you and how yours can respond to him in return.” William P. Smith, Senior Pastor for Renewal Main Line; author of Parenting with Words of Grace and numerous other books and booklets