SEXUALITY: APPROACHING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES WITH GRACE, TRUTH AND HOPE by Bruce B. MillerSEXUALITY: APPROACHING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES WITH GRACE, TRUTH AND HOPE by Bruce B. Miller

SEXUALITY: APPROACHING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES WITH GRACE, TRUTH AND HOPE

byBruce B. Miller

Paperback | November 8, 2015

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 “Personally, it was refreshing and affirming to me to read that single people are honored, loved, even treasured, as much as married people in the church and why that is so. Bruce is correct in writing that most of us don’t really know how to correctly handle our sexuality in a way that honors God and respects our own personhood as created in God’s image. As for the emotionally charged issue of same-sex relationships and marriages, I commend Bruce for thoughtfully laying out both truth and grace to guide us as we navigate these relationships in our lives. I found the study guide and questions posed throughout the book to be so helpful and thought-provoking. This book is an excellent resource that can be used for individual study and as a group study for all ages.”

Linda Stanley
Vice President & Team Leader
Leadership Network

 “Bruce Miller has written a clear and practical guide for our sexual lives. This book is biblically rooted, informed by the experience of human brokenness, and provides wise counsel for being holy in this realm of our lives.”

Dennis P. Hollinger, Ph.D.
President & Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor of Christian Ethics 
Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary

Author of The Meaning of Sex: Christian Ethics and the Moral Life

Special note: This study is unique. Most studies on sexuality are designed for adolescents urging them to wait; or for men involved in pornography aimed at helping them stop; or for couples helping them improve their sex life. Instead, this study is aimed at all the people in a typical church small group. It’s designed to be done with men, women, married and single, all together. The aim of the study is to grow in Christ by gaining a more robust and nuanced biblical understanding of sexuality.

 

Title:SEXUALITY: APPROACHING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES WITH GRACE, TRUTH AND HOPEFormat:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.4 inPublished:November 8, 2015Publisher:Confia PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1943373035

ISBN - 13:9781943373031

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Table of Contents

ContentsAcknowledgments xiIntroduction xiiiHow to Benefit from this Book xviiGoodness and Sexuality1 The changing role of sex through the Bible 12 Why have sex? 11Sex in marriage and in singlenessSin and Sexuality3 Sexual sin, single and married 23How we get it so wrong4 Sexual sin and the Trinity 31Why sexual sin is so badSame-Sex Sexuality5 Homosexuality in the Bible 41Fact and fiction6 Can you be a Christian and be gay? 49Talking about Sexuality7 Jesus' conversations about sexuality 65Grace and truth8 Our conversations about sexuality 77Log, love and gospel Sexuality and our Savior9 Restoration, healing and hope 89 Study Guide 101The WISDOM Process© 1031 Goodness and Sexuality 107Chapters 1 and 22 Sin and Sexuality 117Chapters 3 and 4 3 Same-Sex Sexuality 127Chapters 5 and 6 4 Talking about Sexuality 137Chapters 7 and 8 5 Sexuality and Our Savior 149Chapter 9Recommended Resources 157Endnotes 165About the Author 170

Editorial Reviews

"One of the most important conversations that needs to happen in the church right now is a conversation about sexuality and our faith. This is exactly what Bruce Miller provides in his new book, Sexuality. I don't agree with everything Bruce says but one thing is for sure, Bruce is a competent guide that will lead you directly to Jesus. I'm thankful that he has written this book."Ron CitlauLead Pastor Calvary Church"Here's a must read book for all of us who are living in a culture that is becoming more and more sexualized. In his own journey as a theologian and pastor, Bruce Miller helps all of us understand more fully God's perspective on sexuality-not only from the whole biblical story-but in terms of how to apply enduring truths as both married couples and as singles."Gene GetzProfessor, Pastor, AuthorAuthor of Measure of a Man "Through God's grace and with guidance from the Holy Spirit, Bruce tackles a truly prevalent and culturally controversial subject with a "What Would Jesus Do" attitude-the outcome is LOVE. An overwhelmingly eye-opening biblically based study from many aspects." Bob Hansen"Bruce Miller's writing in Sexuality is biblical, helpful and surprisingly worshipful. I found myself praising God as I saw His redemptive plan more clearly and His purpose for sex, singleness and marriage more comprehensively. This is quality pastoral care on display!"Peter HubbardTeaching Pastor, North Hills Community ChurchAuthor of Love Into Light: The Gospel, the Homosexual and the Church"Bruce has a remarkable ability to think theologically at a very high level and then communicate it in a very accessible way. He applies this to the biggest hot button issue of our day, and in so doing provides great help for the rest of us as we navigate the topic of sexuality in a challenging cultural climate. Sexuality is a brief, but amazingly thorough and profound addition to the conversation."Jeff L. JonesSenior Pastor, Chase Oaks Church "A clear, compelling, culturally relevant, and grace-filled perspective. His thoughtful insights provide readers with an anchor and a compass for understanding the issues and making application both personally and as a leader."Greg LigonVice President and Publisher, Leadership Network"Finally, a book about sexuality that is both biblically faithful and lovingly compassionate, theologically astute and practically applicable! It does not surprise me, though, that my friend and fellow pastor, Bruce B. Miller, is the author because he has not just studied these issues, but lived them out in his family and church (as I have in mine with Bruce as my model!). This book is so powerful not just because it provides truthful answers, but truthful answers marinated in grace. I highly recommend it for all who long to know the heart of Jesus for sexual brokenness."The log, love, gospel approach is a beautifully rendered posture for churches to assume. If people will apply this teaching by using the study guide, I predict they will have a transformative experience in their lives and churches."E. Andrew McQuitty, Sr. Pastor, Irving Bible ChurchAuthor of Notes from the Valley: A Spiritual Travelogue Through Cancer "Few societal changes have happened more rapidly than our culture's acceptance of same sex marriage. People who have traditional views on marriage, especially those who are struggling with how to articulate their thoughts and feelings, will be especially blessed by Pastor Miller's work. I'd like to especially encourage pastors and leadership teams to read this book together-it will encourage, challenge and inform their ministry now and in the future. Taking a broader view-one of Christian sexual ethics-puts us all in the place where we can confess our brokenness to Jesus and receive grace."The Rev. Mike Michie, RectorAndrew's Episcopal ChurchGo to brucebmiller.com for more info