Grade 9 Up–The 180 of the title refers to experiencing an about-face revolution toward personal sexual ethics and behavior, based on a biblical understanding of sexuality. Ingram is president of a Christian broadcast and teaching ministry, and Walker is senior editor of YouthWalk magazine, published by the same evangelical organization. Abstinence is the clear message here, whether guarding ones virginity until marriage or forsaking current sexual activity to become chaste once again. The authors write with gentle humor and obvious compassion and avoid slipping into the too cool vernacular that tries too hard to appeal to teens. Including young peoples comments and questions garnered from the YouthWalk Web site and other first-person interactions, they recognize the raging hormones of their readers, as well as the go ahead and do it message common in popular media, and share stories of their own struggles. The primary reason they offer for choosing abstinence is to please God, who has shown in the Bible that sex is sacred and serious. Practical suggestions for remaining chaste within a range of relationships are offered. Kindly written and well developed, Sex 180 may be a useful book in public libraries to balance out the spectrum of opinion on teen sexual behavior. Eleanor Ayers Its Okay to Say No: Choosing Sexual Abstinence (Rosen, 1997) covers much of the same material regarding the benefits of abstinence without making reference to religion.–Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS
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So what is Sex 180?
Well, it's not another T-shirt wearing, jewelry-clad movement. It's not another ad slogan or big stadium rally about abstinence. Sex 180 is a book about sex for people who realize that there's something wrong with the way we think and talk about sex.
The truth is that young adults are fed up with our sex-saturated culture. They realize that there's more to sex than what the media feeds them, and they realize that there's more to responsibility than "just wait until you're married." Today's teens and young adults want something different-totally different. One hundred and eighty degrees different. They want a revolution.
Sex 180 is the guidebook to that revolution. With solid biblical teaching, real-life stories, and interactive sidebars, the authors show us God's perspective on sex. As a result, teens, youth leaders, and parents will start to think about sex in a whole new way.
Chip Ingram is the president and CEO of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries. He is the author of I Am with You Always; Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships; and God: As He Longs for You to See Him.
Tim Walker is the senior editor of YouthWalk magazine, a monthly devotional magazine published by Walk Thru the Bible Ministries. He also serves as a youth volunteer at his church in Woodstock, Georgia.
But not for me as a 34 year old married male I thought it was about married sex and not teen abstinencePublished 5 months ago by Kindle Customer
Most of what is written in this book is common sense, but much of the detail reason of why makes you think of the positive or negative consequences of your actions. Read morePublished 16 months ago by patriots1776
free book introduced me to order this book. But this is no-free book, I do not want it. I am not notice it.Published 18 months ago by Hongan Qiu