Review: Sex, Jesus, and the Conversations the Church Forgot
I picked this one up after I’d seen a video promo by the author, http://moisom.com/sexandjesus#. Sounded like she had something to say. She does. And even if you don’t think it applies to you it does in ways that aren’t necessarily related to sex, but just as a human being with desires.
Isom subscribed to many of the conversations that govern relationships in general, and those with men, for her generation, the millennials. This book is not her life story, but it does describe some moments that were important to her journey then and now. Her openness to share those times surprised me. Her point without spoiling the book is that she had not understood what linked sexual intimacy to ordinary life, the why’s, if you will. Was it not taught, discussed? Or was she not interested in hearing might be a valid question? Either or quite possibly both ways, the end results aren’t very different. She doesn’t try to hide the consequences or shift the blame onto someone else for her problems. Now.
She shares her victories and struggles as one messed person to another. The narrative is direct, easy to read, and brightened with many insightful bits of hard won wisdom. The Scripture passages she cites are not new. There are no seven steps to success. Just plain honest expression of her trek. When Isom grasped the reality of her situation and the reality of the words she read from Scripture, she was enabled through the Spirit to live a healing way of life in all respects. The healing has been progressive for her and she is honest enough to write that the road very difficult, but worth the result. No sugar coating.
Yes, as the quote on the front cover says, “This book is a must read.”
I received this book from the publisher in return for a review.