Sex in a Broken World
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Author: Paul David Tripp
How Christ Redeems What Sin Distorts
Sexuality is a fundamental part of what it means to be human, part of God's beautiful design when he created all things. And yet, we're all affected by sexual brokenness in some way or another due to our own sinful nature and the sinfulness of our fallen world. In this honest and life-giving book, best-selling author Paul David Tripp helps us see the transforming grace of Jesus Christ that has been made available to all people—giving us a clear view of God's original design for sex and offering us a vision of human sexuality that both honors God and restores our full dignity as sexual beings. We will see that only the grace of Jesus Christ provides hope for a life of freedom, purity, and joy as God intended.
Table of Contents:
1. Sex in a Broken World
2. Sorry, but We’ve Gone Crazy
3. The Dangerous Dichotomy
4. So Why Do We Do the Things We Do?
5. The Highest Pleasure
6. Sex: The Big Picture
7. If Sex Is about Worship, Then It Can’t Be Just about You
8. If Sex Is About Relationship, Then It Can’t Be Just About You
9. If Sex Is about Obedience, Then It Can’t Be Just about You
10. So Where Do We Go from Here?
11. Sex: Are You Living as if You’re Poor?
About the author:
Paul David Tripp (DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a pastor, author, and international conference speaker. He is also the president of Paul Tripp Ministries. He has written a number of popular books on Christian living, including What Did You Expect?, Dangerous Calling, Parenting, and New Morning Mercies. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Luella and they have four grown children.
“Paul Tripp has dealt with many important issues common to Christians. Now he takes up another, in his customarily engaging style. This time, he addresses what is perhaps the most important moral issue of the church today: sexual brokenness.” ~Ronald J. DeHaas, CEO, Covenant Eyes, Inc.
“Paul Tripp’s writing always challenges, encourages, and inspires me. Sex in a Broken World did just that. Sexuality can be beautiful, but it’s also broken, so we have to be honest about the topic. If you read this book with an open and humble heart, God will use it to deepen your passion for Christ and help you discover a life of freedom, purity, and joy.” ~Craig Groeschel, Pastor, Life.Church; author, Daily Power: 365 Days of Fuel for Your Soul
“Once again, Paul Tripp has graciously and pastorally applied the comfort and challenge of the gospel to the street-level reality of our lives. This time, with Sex in a Broken World, sexuality and relationships are unpacked and explained in a way that leads readers to be gently discipled, not scolded or made to feel shame. I am so grateful for a book that I can recommend to women, who, like men, need the hope and wisdom of Christ applied to this aspect of their humanity!” ~Ellen Mary Dykas, Women’s Ministry Coordinator, Harvest USA; editor, Sexual Sanity for Women
“Lots of books are written about sex, but none of them are like this one. This book is an unapologetically God-centered view of sex, exploring not only how God intended it to work, but also why it so often does not. Paul Tripp, who has to be one of our generation’s most insightful Christian thinkers, asks questions in this book that few people of faith dare to ask: Why did God create me with unfulfilled desires? Why do I so often feel disappointed? What does God really feel toward me when I fall to those same temptations again and again? You will not only read this book, but you will devour it, and you’ll likely find yourself recommending it to everyone you know.” ~J. D. Greear, Pastor, The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; author, Not God Enough and Gospel: Recovering the Power That Made Christianity Revolutionary
“Sexual insanity has taken over our world, so we need sane counsel from a wise counselor. Paul points us to Christ, grounds us in truth, and navigates a pathway through the craziness. Would you expect anything less from Paul Tripp?” ~Deepak Reju, Pastor of Biblical Counseling and Family Ministry, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC; author, The Pastor and Counseling and She’s Got the Wrong Guy
“This wonderful book shines the bright hope of the gospel into the deep darkness of guilt and shame. Not simply scapegoating our post-Christian culture, Paul ‘normalizes’ a universal human struggle that afflicts every child of God. Like me, you will find yourself in these pages: assured you’re not worse than others and that your loving, heavenly Father understands your weakness, offered up his Son to redeem your sexuality, and poured out his Spirit to empower your transformation. Join me in celebrating with Paul our great God who redeems broken things!” ~David White, Director of Targeted Discipleship, Harvest USA; author, Sexual Sanity for Men
“Many books today confront the sexual brokenness of the modern world. Precious few equip you to spot counterfeit hopes while leaving you with an exhilarating sense of true hope. I know of no better antidote to our sexualized age than Sex in a Broken World. Read it, examine your own heart and habits, and soak in the renewing, restoring, overcoming grace of Jesus Christ.” ~Owen Strachan, Associate Professor of Christian Theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; coauthor, The Grand Design; coeditor, Designed for Joy