Our Bodies Tell God s Story

In response to a world awash in sexual chaos and gender confusion, this book offers a bold and thoroughly biblical look at the meaning of the body, sex, gender, and marriage.

Author: Christopher West

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 9781493422487

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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In response to a world awash in sexual chaos and gender confusion, this book offers a bold and thoroughly biblical look at the meaning of the body, sex, gender, and marriage. Bestselling author, cultural commentator, and popular theologian Christopher West is one of the world's most recognized teachers of John Paul II's Theology of the Body. He specializes in making this teaching accessible to all Christians, with particular attention to evangelicals. As West explains, from beginning to end the Bible tells a story of marriage. It begins with the marriage of man and woman in an earthly paradise and ends with the marriage of Christ and the church in an eternal paradise. In our post-sexual-revolution world, we need to remember that our bodies tell a divine story and proclaim the gospel itself. As male and female and in the call to become "one flesh," our bodies reveal a "great mystery" that mirrors Christ's love for the church (Eph. 5:31-32). This book provides a redemptive rather than repressive approach to sexual purity, explores the true meaning of sex and marriage, and offers a compelling vision of what it means to be created male and female. Foreword by Eric Metaxas.

For the Body

Recovering a Theology of Gender, Sexuality, and the Human Body Timothy C. Tennent ... CHRISTOPHER WEST, ThD, president, Theology of the Body Institute, author, Our Bodies Tell God's Story Timothy Tennent has given ...

Author: Timothy C. Tennent

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310113188

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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An in-depth look at what it means to be created in the image of God and how our bodies serve as icons that illuminate God's purposes instead of ours. The human body is an amazing gift, yet today, many people downplay its importance and fail to understand what Christianity teaches about our bodies and their God-given purposes. Many people misunderstand how the body was designed, its role in relating to others; and we lack awareness of the dangers of objectifying the body, divorcing it from its intended purpose. Timothy Tennent covers topics like marriage, family, singleness, and friendship, and he looks at how the human body has been objectified in art and media today. For the Body offers a biblical framework for discipling people today in a Christian theology of the body. Tennent—theologian and president of Asbury Theological Seminary—explores the contours of a robust Christian vision of the body, human sexuality, and the variety of different ways we are called into relationships with others. This book will reveal a theological vision that: Informs our self-understanding of our own bodies. Examines how we treat others. Reevaluates how we engage today's controversial and difficult discussions on human sexuality with grace, wisdom, and confidence. For the Body is a call to a deeper understanding of our bodies and an invitation to recapture the wonder of this amazing gift.

Life Questions Every Student Asks

But that is not the end of the story. Paul knows that Christian faith doesn't stop with what we used to be. It moves us forward, allowing us to use our bodies to tell the true story of God's faithfulness in Jesus Christ, ...

Author: Gary M. Burge

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830853335

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Every student asks questions about life beyond the classroom—how can I discern my vocation? How should I understand marriage and sex? What happens if I doubt my faith? To help students navigate these life questions, Gary M. Burge and David Lauber have gathered insights from Christian faculty who draw on their own conversations with students during office hours and over coffee.

Sanctified Sexuality

One of John Paul's main insights is that God inscribed this vocation to love as he loves right in our bodies by creating us ... Our bodies tell the story. But we must learn how to “read” that story properly, and doing so is not easy.

Author: Sandra Glahn

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 9780825446245

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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Expert biblical and practical advice for handling today's most challenging sexual issues Although modern culture constantly changes its views on sexuality, God's design for sexuality remains the same. Bringing together twenty-five expert contributors in relevant fields of study, Gary Barnes and Sandra Glahn address the most important and controversial areas of sexuality that Christians face today. From a scriptural perspective and with an irenic tone, the contributors address issues such as: • The theology of the human body • Male and female in the Genesis creation accounts • Abortion • Celibacy • Sexuality in marriage • Contraception • Infertility • Cohabitation • Divorce and remarriage • Same-sex attraction • Gender dysphoria An ideal handbook for pastors, counselors, instructors, and students, Sanctified Sexuality provides solid answers and prudent advice for the many questions Christians encounter on a daily basis.

Telling God s Story Year Four The Story of God s People Continues Instructor Text Teaching Guide Telling God s Story

It is difficult to make sense of this, especially in light of the fact that at the present time, our bodies ARE fragile and mortal, and we as yet see only glimpses of God's new creation. Where is the justice and peace of the New ...

Author: Rachel Marie Stone

Publisher: Peace Hill Press

ISBN: 9781945841316

Category: Religion

Page: 125

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Listen to the stories of Jesus’ first followers. Learn about the way of life he gave to us. And see what it looks like to live in the new community he is creating. These weekly lessons guide elementary students through the Book of Acts and the New Testament Letters, while also deepening the understanding of parents and teachers. Each lesson provides pithy, content-filled background information for the teacher and a scripted explanation of the biblical passage designed especially for children to grasp with ease. This fourth volume of the Telling God’s Story series completes the student’s introduction to the New Testament.

Creating Gender in the Garden

Our Bodies Tell God's Story: Discovering the Divine Plan for Love, Sex and Gender. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2020. Westermann, Claus. “Beauty in the Hebrew Bible.” In A Feminist Companion to Reading the Bible: Approaches, ...

Author: Barbara Deutschmann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567704573

Category: Bibles

Page: 288

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What can explain the persistence of gender inequality throughout history? Do narratives such as the Eden story explain that dissymmetry or contribute to it? This book suggests that the Hebrew Bible began and has sustained a rich conversation about sex and gender throughout its life. A literary study of the Garden of Eden story reveals a focus on the human partnership as integral to the divine creation project. Texts from other Hebrew Bible genres build a picture of robust and flexible partnerships within a patriarchal framework. In popular culture, Eve still carries the stench of guilt while Adam, seemingly unscathed by Eden events, remains a positive symbol of manhood. This book helps explain why they have had such different histories. The book also charts the subversive alternate streams of interpretation of women's writings and rabbinic texts. The story of Adam and Eve demonstrates how conceptions of gender in both ancient and modern worlds reflect larger philosophical schemes. Far from existing as timeless verities, female and male relations are constructed according to cultural imperatives of the day. Understanding the different ways that Adam and Eve have been conceived gives us perspective on our own twenty-first century gender architecture.

These Are Our Bodies

You will have to put the mirror down at some point to be able to move on with the story effectively.) • God blessed the humans and told them to grow and make more. God looked at what God had made and it was very good.

Author: Jenny Beaumont

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780898690125

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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• Faith formation resource for children on human sexuality • For use in congregational, home, and school settings This sexuality education resource from a mainline/progressive denominational prospective aids the leader, child (participant), and parent in learning about their body and using skills that enable them to embrace and affirm the wholeness of sexuality as part of who they are. Session plans will address facts about sexuality, vocabulary, decision making, faith and daily life, respect, growth and change, behavior, responsibility, values, prayer, and intentionality in an age appropriate manner for children and their parents. One Leader Guide will cover all ages, with three Parent Books (Preschool: 3- to 5-yearolds, Primary: 6- to 8-year-olds, and Intermediate: 9- to 11-year-olds), and two Participant Books (Primary and Intermediate ages). Session topics include: • We are Wonderfully Made • We are Complex • We are Changing • We are Knowledgeable • We are Equipped • We are Called • We are Growing Up

Sexual Shame in Women and How to Experience Freedom

Our Bodies Tell God's Story: Discovering the Divine Plan for Love, Sex, and Gender. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2020. ———. Theology of the Body for Beginners. West Chester, PA: Ascension, 2004. Wilson, Marie. “Creativity and Shame Reduction ...

Author: Joy Skarka

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666736465

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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Sexual shame causes women to feel far from God, live a secret life of sexual sin, doubt that God loves them, and even question their salvation. Sexual Shame in Women and How to Experience Freedom will help readers understand sexual shame as one of the root issues among women’s sexual struggles, while focusing specifically on the issues of pornography and sexual abuse. Ministry leaders must help women find freedom from sexual shame to help them walk in sexual integrity, wholeness, and healing. The freedom journey begins through understanding the character of God, being known in biblical community, and understanding God’s design for sexuality. This research project is a dissertation from Dallas Theological Seminary’s DMin program.

Finding the Hero in Your Husband Revisited

In a potentially destructive marriage: Our Bodies Tell God's Story: Discovering the Divine Plan for Love, Sex, and Gender by Christopher West Domestic violence help: thehotline.org/ Juli's books and ministry: The Emotionally Destructive ...

Author: Juli Slattery

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780757323935

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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In an update of the groundbreaking original title, Dr. Juli Slattery illuminates the power of women in marriage, with an emphasis on the uniqueness of a woman’s capacity to build intimacy. Finding the Hero in Your Husband, Revisited, is an invaluable resource for Christian wives in any season of marriage. From the newlywed navigating the fading honeymoon period, to the wife decades in who isn’t sure how things got so predictable, to the empty nester who finds herself wondering how to communicate with her husband again. In an update of her bestselling original book, acclaimed clinical psychologist and speaker Dr. Juli Slattery gently guides readers through topics that are inherently woven into every imperfect marriage. She uses sound theology to challenge and correct misconceptions and outright misinformation taught by the larger culture as well as the church. This book is both an educational resource as well as a practical “how-to” guide for navigating simple everyday challenges as well as deeper difficulties. Solidly grounded in biblical truth, the book covers topics such as work, home life, conflict, and intimacy. It offers understandable explanations of God’s design, healthy expectations that reframe experiences, and relatable applications that women of faith can practice to influence their marriage and deepen their relationship with God. Ultimately, Finding the Hero in Your Husband, Revisited, will help a wife more clearly see and encourage the hero within her husband by examining her own heart.

Mama Bear Apologetics Guide to Sexuality

Empowering Your Kids to Understand and Live Out God's Design Hillary Morgan Ferrer ... The similarities among them demonstrate how the moral law is written on the hearts of humans. Chapter 3. ... West, Our Bodies Tell God's Story, 82.

Author: Hillary Morgan Ferrer

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736983822

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Raise Them to Value God’s Design Starting at a young age, kids are being fed damaging misinformation about sexuality, gender identity, and human biology. As a parent, it’s up to you to help your children understand God’s truth about these integral concepts in the face of the candy-coated lies that saturate today’s world. In the footsteps of the bestselling Mama Bear Apologetics comes this invaluable guide to training your kids to know and respect God’s design in a world that has rejected it. This book will equip you to… understand God’s design for gender, sex, marriage, and family as a beautiful portrait that reveals the nature of God Himself identify the tactics being used to trick children into adopting an unbiblical view of sexuality under the guise of Christian-sounding words like love, identity, tolerance, and justice teach your kids to treat those who hold different beliefs with gentle, Christlike compassion without compromising biblical values As society continues to blur the lines of what is good, true, and acceptable, God’s standards remain clear and unchanging. This book will give you the wisdom to confidently raise your children to understand sex and gender through a biblical lens.