In Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity, Lauren Winner speaks candidly to single Christians about the difficulty and the importance of sexual chastity. With nuance and wit, she talks about her own sexual journey. Never dodging tough terms like "confession" and "sin," she grounds her discussion of chastity first and foremost in Scripture. She confronts cultural lies about sex and challenges how we talk about sex in church (newsflash: however wrong it is, premarital sex can feel liberating and enjoyable!). She argues that sex is communal rather than private, personal rather than public. Includes discussion questions.
Hands down the best book on what sex is and isn't based on the bible. Very down to earth and clearly puts many of the old mindsets in the trash. This book is not just for singles. I have been married for almost 16yrs and after I read it I felt like it is one of the best books I have ever read. Excellent for everyone and deals with a most important issue!
Winner's approach to chastity is honest and hard-hitting. She places sex in its biblical context and explains the importance of keeping it there while also debunking myths of the culture and the church. As a teenager who was frustrated by the seemingly unrealistic expectations of many Christian dating books, I found Real Sex to be a wonderful breath of fresh air.