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Redeeming Sex: Naked Conversations About Sexuality and Spirituality (Forge Partnership Books) Paperback – May 6, 2015
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"This book demonstrates an unwavering Christ-like love for all humanity, and carves out a space for open conversation about sexuality. It flies in the face of the escalating culture wars of our day and invites us to imagine a Church of the future that is shaped by the Gospel virtues of love and unity." (C. Christopher Smith, Relevant Magazine, May/June 2015)
"Deb Hirsch has given us a real gift in this book. She has brought biblical clarity to one of the most misunderstood and controversial topics of the day. Many have either sensationalized or minimized our sexuality, leaving us confused, embarrassed or ashamed about the sexual nature of our humanity. But Deb has taken in this beautiful gift of God and woven it together with a Jesus-centered vision of how sexuality can glorify God and lead us to flourish. A much-needed and redemptive book." (Jon Tyson, author, Sacred Roots, founding pastor, Trinity Grace Church, New York)
"If you are willing to invest the time to listen―really listen―to what Deb Hirsch is saying about the vexing and complex nature of human sexuality, you won't fail to be moved by her allegiance to radical grace, her trust in the potency of genuine hospitality and her unyielding confidence in the power of God to reconcile, repair and renew us all." (Michael Frost, author of Incarnate and Exiles)
"With lived experience, direct frankness and a pastoral heart, Deb Hirsch addresses the church on sexuality. In so doing, Redeeming Sex prepares the way for the places the church must go to be 'among' today's confused and strife-ridden world of sexuality. It is a vulnerable gift that moves us beyond faulty stereotypes and pre-set notions. I cannot think of a better book to start the conversation." (David Fitch, Northern Seminary, author of Prodigal Christianity)
"Finally. A thoughtful, biblical, yet paradigm-busting discussion on the hottest topic in the church and culture today. Redeeming Sex pulls no punches yet graciously guides us toward the heart of God in our human sexuality." (Hugh Halter, author of Flesh)
"I can't think of a person I'd rather listen to give us biblical, Jesus-lens insight―out of the mixture of opinions, confusion, joy, difficulties, grittiness, honesty, hurts, healing, reality, questions, wonder and beauty of this topic―than my friend Deb Hirsch. I believe this is going to totally connect with the hearts of so many needing to move beyond the usual explanations or ways this discussion normally happens as we rethink, rediscover and redeem sexuality." (Dan Kimball, pastor, Vintage Faith Church, author, They Like Jesus but Not the Church)
"Join the conversation about Redeeming Sex. Deb takes a challenging conversation and brings humility, authenticity and truth to help us all talk more openly and honestly about this important topic. Thank you, Deb Hirsch!" (Dave Ferguson, lead pastor, Community Christian Church, lead visionary, NewThing)
"Debra Hirsch's own story―and what she learned about sex before and after meeting Jesus―is both convincing and convicting. But the book is more than testimony. Debra makes intelligent, faithful use of Scripture and of authors who have engaged with this topic. She also untangles key differences between sexuality and cultural roles. Noting the Bible's extensive 'sexual language and imagery,' Debra affirms that 'our sexuality lies close to our spirituality.' Her book can lead Christians to an integration of sex and sanctity that enriches both―and makes us more faithful and redemptive disciples of Jesus Christ." (Howard A. Snyder, author of Homosexuality and the Church)
"The beautiful heart of Redeeming Sex is an exploration of the claim that Jesus is the embodiment of sexuality and spirituality, and in him, we find our model for right living and right loving. With powerful personal narrative, witty and earthy language, and sincere scriptural study, Debra Hirsch encourages readers to connect all of their lives―even the sexual dimension of life―with the life of Christ. The book provides a clear and thoughtful example of how to maintain a traditional Christian sexual ethic and at the same time treat both gay and straight persons equally. Traditionalists seeking this balance will learn much from her stories and advice." (Jenell Paris, Messiah College, author of The End of Sexual Identity)
"Debra Hirsch's wise pastoral perspective places Jesus firmly in the center of our sexuality and our relationships." (Craig Detweiler, Outreach Magazine's Resources of the Year, March/April 2016)
About the Author
Deb Hirsch is a speaker, church leader and writer who has led churches in both Australia and Los Angeles. She is one of the founders of Forge Mission Training Network and is a member of the Forge America national team. She also serves as a board member for Missio Alliance and was part of the leadership team of Christian Associates, a church planting movement in Europe, North & South America. She is the co-author (with Alan Hirsch) of Untamed: Reactivating a Missional Form of Discipleship, and her new book Redeeming Sex reflects her own journey and attempts to bring new conversations about sexuality into the context of the church. Deb has been involved in social work, community development and as a trained counselor has worked in the field of sexuality for over twenty-five years. She and her husband live in community with others in Los Angeles.
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I was kept in curious discomfort all the while. Challenged. Respected. Stretched. Assured.
In a sense, the book models as much as it teaches.
It's obvious that much thought went into this book. It is well written and has plenty of personal stories peppered in throughout. The first part of the book deals with sexuality more broadly, while the second half looks more closely at issues of gender and same-sex relationships. Yet she also finds a way to give attention to other topics such as singleness, cross-gender friendships, Jesus' own sexuality, and the role of community in all this.
When it comes to the LGBTQ community, Hirsch is much more concerned with what posture, rather than position, we as Christians take. This doesn't require that we check our convictions at the door - she certainly doesn't - but she does speak of "leading with embrace, not theology." This is a much needed correction to how the church has traditionally approached this, and along with the "welcoming and mutually transforming" model (from David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw's book, Prodigal Christianity), I believe these offer the most hope for entering into what has been up to this point a contentious and divisive space.
Thank you Deb Hirsch for both your bravery and generosity.