Sex and the Supremacy of Christ

Authors: John Piper, Justin Taylor
Publisher: Crossway Book
Keywords: christ, supremacy, sex
Number of Pages: 288
Published: 2005-06-14
ISBN-10: 1581346972
ISBN-13: 9781581346978

Book Description:

The contributors to this unique volume invite you to both celebrate sex for what God made it to be and fight what sin has turned it into. Their hope is that this volume will help you orient your entire life and worldview—including your sex life and views on sexuality—around the glory of God in Christ.

This book has something for all—men and women, married and single—from contributors like John Piper, C.J. and Carolyn Mahaney, Mark Dever, Albert Mohler, Jr., Carolyn McCulley, David Powlison, and Ben Patterson.


"Another Christian book on sex? This is so much more. . . . We don’t need another book on sex that’s all about us. We need to have our gaze lifted. We need to consider the God who made us sexual creatures for his glory. This book will help you form a Christ-centered, Bible-shaped understanding of sex. This is something we all need."
Joshua Harris, Senior Pastor, Covenant Life Church, Gaithersburg, Maryland

"This is the rare book that delivers more than it promises. Pick it up to learn about the true joy of sex: you will, and you’ll also learn about the joy of God."
Marvin Olasky, Editor-in-chief, World; Provost, The King’s College, New York City

"This book is a glorious start to forming a Christian mind that expresses delight in God’s gift of marital intimacy-a Christian mind that so desires to delight in that which God delights in that it revels in rejecting the cheap substitutes pawned off on this passing age as true pleasure. Instead, it only finds satisfaction in what is purest and highest and noblest and best."
J. Ligon Duncan, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi; President, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals

"The contributors to this volume have provided a refreshing, insightful, and much-needed treatment of this sacred subject, calling us to bring our thoughts and lives into captivity to the supremacy of Christ, and to reflect our ravishment with our heavenly Bridegroom in our sexuality. I pray that this resource will make a profound difference in how God’s people think and live."
Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author, Biblical Womanhood in the Home; radio host, Revive Our Hearts

"Sex is a wonderful gift from God, but it makes a terrible idol, brutal and unyielding in the misery it inflicts. These authors are a breath of fresh air, because unlike our culture’s self-proclaimed ’sexperts,’ they respect biblical authority and warmly embrace the Lordship of Christ. Hence, they can lift up the torch of divine truth and expose the enemy’s lies about sex that have penetrated not only the darkest corners of our culture, but of our churches."
Randy Alcorn, author, If God is Good and Heaven

"In a culture that’s desperately asking sex to be the alpha and omega, this book shows how sex is better when Christ is the Alpha and Omega."
Andree Seu, Senior Writer, World magazine

Contributors 9
Introduction 11
Justin Taylor
Part 1: God and Sex
1 Sex and the Supremacy of Christ: Part One 25
John Piper
2 Sex and the Supremacy of Christ: Part Two 37
John Piper
3 The Goodness of Sex and the Glory of God 47
Ben Patterson
Part 2: Sin and Sex
4 Making All Things New: Restoring Pure Joy to the Sexually Broken 65
David Powlison
5 Homosexual Marriage as a Challenge to the Church: 107
Biblical and Cultural Reflections
R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
Part 3: Men and Sex
6 Sex and the Single Man 133
Mark Dever, Michael Lawrence, Matt Schmucker,
and Scott Croft
7 Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God: What Every 151
Christian Husband Needs to Know
C. J. Mahaney
Part 4: Women and Sex
8 Sex and the Single Woman 183
Carolyn McCulley
9 Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God: What Every Christian 201
Wife Needs to Know
Carolyn Mahaney
Part 5: History and Sex
10 Martin Luther’s Reform of Marriage 213
Justin Taylor
11 Christian Hedonists or Religious Prudes? The Puritans on Sex 245
Mark Dever
Recommended Resources for Further Reading 271
Scripture Index 273
Person Index 277
Subject Index 281
A Note on Resources: Desiring God 285

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