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4.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 5 4.45 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lauren Winner Narrator: Bernadett Dunne Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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In Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity, Lauren Winner speaks candidly to single Christians about the difficulty - and the importance - of sexual chastity. With nuance and wit, she talks about her own sexual journey. Never dodging tough terms like confession and sin, she grounds her discussion of chastity first and foremost in scripture.

She confronts cultural lies about sex and challenges how we talk about sex in church (newsflash: however wrong it is, premarital sex can feel liberating and enjoyable!). Building on the thought of Wendell Berry, she argues that sex is communal rather than private, personal rather than public.

Real Sex will be an essential read for single Christians grappling with chastity, for married Christians committed to monogamy, and for those who counsel them. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 2/11/2014

    " Curious about sex? Great book to explore and get a good perspective. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 rachel | 2/10/2014

    " not as sexy as i thought it would be...seriously, though, good subject matter but dry. i prefer passion and purity by e. elliot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madoline | 2/3/2014

    " I just reread this almost five years after my first time through. Winner's prose weaves thorough scriptural and cultural research with her honest personal perspective for a very real (title was right on!) approach to sex (a contrast to so many "true love waits" ideas published in Christianese). Winner also talks about the three-letter word in the context of community and spiritual discipline in ways that were convicting in other arenas of life as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/29/2014

    " I appreciated this frank and truth-based discussion of sex within the context of church and, more importantly, community, and found Lauren Winner's criticisms of both popular culture and popular Christian culture to be extremely thought-provoking. I wish she had taken some of her points a bit further - for example, she talks about sex and marriage being things which instruct the entire community, which is essentially linked together as family, rather than individual couples completely separate from everyone else. I wish she had discussed this more in terms of what it would actually look like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 1/25/2014

    " In all the Christian lit out there on the big struggle, it's refreshing to find one written from a female perspective from our generation. I feel like Winner has a genuine voice especially having converted as a sexually active adult and having wrestled through and ultimately admitted the value and purspose of chastity from the other side. She has some worthwhile advice for how the church should minister more to celebate singles who, based on cultural norms, are going to have a longer, harder wait than previous generations. I really appreciate her real, grounded take on a real struggle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 1/14/2014

    " Pretty good, despite a few contradictions and unaddressed questions. It approaches the topic from a mainstream Christian perspective without being too heavy on the Bible. I'd recommend it for teenagers and twenty-somethings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dean P. | 1/9/2014

    " A great contemporary look at the role of sexuality in the church. Focusing on Christian ethics, the author casts a new light on marriage and chastity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisoncaldwellandrews | 12/31/2013

    " I highly recommend this excellent discourse on why chastity is important and how it connects to God's plan for us. Brilliantly written with much, much, much truth therein. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ciara | 12/4/2013

    " This book is not just another "don't have sex" book. It is fascinating and open. I was not sure what I was getting into, but the intellectual tone and honesty were refreshing and enlightening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 11/8/2013

    " Honest and interesting read. I highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trish | 10/19/2013

    " Very raw and necessary read for women going to college "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie Smith | 9/1/2013

    " Very, very intelligent. The church needs this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jordan | 8/14/2013

    " Pretty good. Interesting material, the author is a very good writer, but I felt she brought up questions she did not answer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krysta | 6/9/2013

    " Thanks goodness for Lauren Winner. Awesome book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Voss | 3/25/2013

    " Author of "Girl Meets God." She's pretty awesome! And now married! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 3/19/2013

    " The best book that I have every read regarding sex, marriage and chastity. Something I wish that I had read back when I was single / dating. I highly recommend this book to all pastors: we need to critically about sexuality, the answers that we're giving, and what its means for the Church. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Devon | 8/1/2012

    " I basically typed half the book up to keep on file for myself...everyone should read it - single or not, Christian or not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 6/14/2012

    " Excellent! I highly recommend! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 6/7/2012

    " Add this to my list of top 50 books I've read. This book was a breath of fresh air! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachael Harris | 2/15/2012

    " So much wisdom for singles or married in this book about sex, sexual sin, disciplines, faithfulness to God, and God's love and grace! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Coyle | 12/12/2011

    " A decently written theology addressing some of the false statements both Christians and non-Christians make about sex. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce | 9/14/2011

    " I can't say enough good things about this book! Definitely worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bebemiqui Bolt | 6/10/2011

    " I'm married and I still found this book to be thought-provoking. Extremely well thought out and gave me insight into the deeper reasons for chastity. Didn't fully agree with all of her assessments of married sex/relationships, but that part is open to differing opinions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Coyle | 4/9/2011

    " A decently written theology addressing some of the false statements both Christians and non-Christians make about sex. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 1/10/2011

    " This book isn't just for single folks! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ciara | 10/15/2010

    " This book is not just another "don't have sex" book. It is fascinating and open. I was not sure what I was getting into, but the intellectual tone and honesty were refreshing and enlightening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy | 8/26/2010

    " A great book for all Christians, married or single. It provides an overview of a truly Biblical sexual ethic - one founded in God's created order rather than on a list of "thou shalt nots". It's also a useful resource for parents as they discuss sex and chastity with adolescents. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 6/30/2010

    " Not great, but worthwhile in the sense that the author recovers some historic Christian teaching on the communal aspects of chastity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 4/25/2010

    " I loved this book. I wish someone had given it to me when I was sixteen. The thing I appreciate the most about Winner's writing is her honesty. "

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