Let me first apologize to Linda Bartlett the author. See left a message on my blog asking if I would like to receive the book for review. I told her that I would love to. That was back in July 2014, and I received it that same month.
To be honest with you I have not finished the book. I have found it interesting, educational, and very bold. It is literally a book that ask many questions, and she gives her answers as well as the answers of others.
One question that is asked is this, “Is sex education in the church distinctively different?” I do not want to give away any answers, except to peak your interest in the book. In short to the answer “No!” On page 23 near the end of chapter one Linda Bartlett writes, “Danger lurks when we let sexuality shape our identity.” That is what I see is the idea behind this book. And, I do believe it is a Biblical and correct view of human sexuality. We are much more than sexual beings.
In the final paragraph of Chapter Eleven Mrs. Bartlett writes, “God’s Word does not provide a model for sex education, but it consistently tells us to train in holiness. Being holy means resisting our own sinful passions and replacing false sentiments with godly ones.”
Any time the Church is dependent on worldly ideas and detract from the Word of God we will get it wrong. Linda Bartlett speaks of Kinsey, and others who are responsible for the “we are sexual beings” thought. And Mrs. Bartlett tells us that there is no place in Scripture that says that. We are told, however, that we were made in the image and likeness of God.
Every parent and teenager needs to read this book.
The Failure of Sex Education in the Church – Mistaken Identity, Compromised Purity
by Linda Bartlett
You can read articles by Linda Bartlett at the following blog site:
Ezer Woman’s Blog
I pray you will purchase this book, read it, then that the Christian community will further the teachings of Scripture, and godliness.
From the banks of Flat Creek.