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About the Author

The author is a Seminary graduate (B.Th.), licensed and ordained to the Pastorate by three Christian organizations, and a full time minister in the Christian Church for 36 years. His first 18 years of ministry were with the Church of Christ. Since 1984 he has ministered in both "mainline" Evangelical churches and independent Charismatic churches. He recently retired to devote his time to writing.

The author and his wife have been married 39 years, raising three daughters and enjoying 10 grandchildren. They both have devoted themselves all their married life to religious work and promotion of the gospel of Christ.

For 36 years the author employed the modern tools of scholarly Biblical research, to an expository (contextual, verse by verse explanation) approach to both Bible study and preaching. Such study produced frequent discovery that the Bible does not say what he had been trained to believe about many things. In fact, he discovered quite frequently the Bible says the very opposite of what he had been taught. This was especially true regarding the subject of sex. Many modern sexual taboos are founded not on actual Biblical statements but rather, on human opinion and church tradition. The result of his study on human sexuality was so liberating for him and his wife, and for the few with whom he had the opportunity to share his findings, that he decided the information must be published. Hence this book.

The author says, "I believe that the average Christian will welcome this book. Not because they are sex-crazed perverts-in-waiting, but because they are honest people who share in common a natural, God-given passion for sex that has been choked off by centuries of ill-founded church traditions. They will know the truth of this book as it bears witness with their spirit."

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  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing (January 23, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1553954009
  • ISBN-13: 978-1553954002
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #212,693 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 28, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book is a Godsend! I'm one of millions of people frustrated with the disparity between the experiential joy and pleasure of sex, and the negative, "Bible condemns it," pap forced on us by the church. Divine Sex explores all Bible verses having anything at all to do with sex, and gives us blockbuster revelation of the Bible's very positive attitude toward sex. This book reveals the inherent innocence of such things are nudity, masturbation, oral sex, etc. And it absolutely knocks the slats from under the prevailing theology of "adultery" and "fornication." This is the one book I am absolutely THRILLED to have read. If you want the Biblical truth about sex, this is THE book for you.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By TruthLover on August 2, 2008
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If you are considering reading this book...just do it! The specific issues are related to Christian sexual ethics, but there is broader application of some of the core pillars in this study. What the modern Church teaches about sex is not what is revealed in the Bible. This book will be a blessing to you and yours. God bless Darwin Chandler and other authors that seek truth...find it...and then help other believers to hear it!
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 8, 2004
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Truly a clear voice that rings out in the battle between human sexuality versus holiness. The tons of Bible quotes
given by this author help to clarify what is sexualy pure and what is sinful, and is a breath of fresh air compared to the "Abstinence until marriage" books usually found in some other Christian help books and the "Everything Goes" attitude found in secular media. Read this book along with the Bible, and find the truth for yourself.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Sanchez on December 16, 2007
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I used to think that pre marital sex was a sin. It was a slam dunk biblically speaking. When I went to study the issue (to prove my point to a christian who had no problem with it)I started to realize that I was wrong and what I was taught was not bibilcal. Any serious student of the Bible who is doing a study on sexuality and the bible need to have this book. I would also recomend The Poisoning of Eros: Sexual Values in Conflict or Sexual Liberation: The Scandal of Christendom (Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality)in order to study church history and specifically its view on sex. I would also addDirt, Greed, and Sex: Sexual Ethics in the New Testament and Their Implications for Todayfor a more scholarly work on the subject. I wish all christians could read these books and search the scriptures for themselves to see if these things be true. Acts 17:11 I have been a christian since I was 12 and wish I had read these 15 + years ago.
John
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jason A. Greiner on April 12, 2011
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While over many, many generations, secular society has come to be more forbearing of the sexual nature of humanity, religious groups have long held a negative view on the topic.

Philo Thelos' book "Divine Sex: Liberating Sex from Religious Tradition" is a profound revelation that gives a deeper insight to what many of us probably already knew deep down inside. When you where a child and somebody first told you that masturbation was dirty or a sin, you probably thought to yourself "why?," or when you where taught that seeing a nude scene in a movie was wrong, you may have figured "that doesn't make much sense".

Well, this book plainly and simply addresses these obvious concerns and explains how man and not God has set so many of the rules we still misguidedly abide by today. It discusses how man has come to read things into scripture that simply are not there, how man has extended and distorted the meaning of words and phrases used in the Bible and how many quite simply miss the point.

God gave humans the gifts of conscience and reason. Chances are, we didn't worry about such things as that they where not a problem for our conscience and did not go against reason until some well intentioned yet ill-advised authority figure pounded an inaccurate idea into our heads.

I recommend this book to anyone who really cares to understand his or her faith rather than simply accepting everything you are told at face value. If you are a true Christian, this book is for you.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mark T. Townsend on June 4, 2005
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I really enjoyed this book. I remember in my teens reading

that masturbation was a sin but they didn't give one single

verse from the Bible that said so. It took me 5 or 6 years

to be able to find the medical info so that I had both medicine

and the Bible agreeing before I was brave enough to say to

myself that masturbation wasn't a sin. It was many many

more years before I could tell someone else that masturbation

wasn't a sin. This book will help you be brave to says what

the Bible says. Then read "Dirty, Greed and Sex" and find

out about how sex relates to the "purity laws" and "property

laws." While these books don't agree on everything, the do

support each other a lot.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Reader on November 8, 2005
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In Divine Sex the author takes you step by step through the scripture and explains why he believes the traditional church has created non Biblical sexual rules. In this book, Thelos examines scripture, uses multiple references and interpretations, chooses an interpretation, then uses the principles from the scripture to illuminate Godly sexuality in today's world. It is a fantastic book which should be read by anyone with a true desire to understand Biblical sexuality. The only drawback of this book is that it is redundant in multiple places.

As a previous poster mentioned, Dirt, Greed, and Sex is also a fantastic read, however, the interpretations differ in multiple places. Also, the writings of Countryman focus primarily on the purity laws of the Old and New Testament in determining Biblically appropriate sexual lifestyles. Countryman's interpretation, for today's sexuality, centers around the ideas of purity of the heart instead of physical purity (as in the Old Testament). However, I would also rank Dirt, Greed, and Sex with five stars. Dirt, Greed, and Sex is invaluable because of the detailed and painstaking analysis of the Jewish purity laws and the discussion of whether those purity laws apply today.
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