Finally someone has been obedient and bold enough to step forward and write a book on the conversations churches have long neglected to have with young people. Unfortunately, it seems so have most of their parents. The conversations are about SEX. Just saying the word out loud will raise the eyebrows of everyone around you! As the church we’ve forgotten to talk about the whys. Mo Aiken tackles this task in a soul bearing book that proves she’s paid her dues in the area of dealing with sexual temptations and pornography. More importantly she knows there’s a way out of the bondage that comes from being a slave to that temptation. She writes that we should strive for purity above all because it is a condition of the heart. Nothing is sugarcoated in this book! The good news is that she reveals the answer to your soul’s deepest longings, desires and needs. It’s not an easy path but it’s the only path to true freedom and redemption.
We’ve forgotten to start from the beginning and share why and what should frame and guide our sexual understanding. She writes, “We need to hear more than ‘do this, don’t do that.’ We need to know why it matters to listen and obey in the first place. Because most of our sexual sin struggles grow out of our lack of a deep-rooted understanding of what sex is, how God sees us, why God calls us to what He does, and why obedience to that calling is worth the sacrifice.”
Aiken points out that most people see the holy and hope-filled Word of God as a rule book rather than a love letter written to our hearts. As you peruse this book, Aiken will leave you with no doubt that the Bible is a layered and wisdom-soaked love letter gently explaining the deep-rooted whys that compel us to live differently from the start.
I was provided an ARC of this book by the Publisher and NetGalley. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own and without influence.