Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story

Understanding how we were made, how sin warps God’s intentions for us, how Christ is the answer, and how sexuality ultimately points to our glorious future in Christ.

I found Holy Sexuality and the Gospel to be a breath of fresh air. Yuan skillfully and appropriately explains how the Bible story relates to sexuality and what it means for each of us. He also dismantles false views many claiming the name of Christ import from psychology or other non-biblical frameworks.

 

In his early twenties, Christopher Yuan (who is now a professor at Moody Bible Institute) found himself in prison for dealing drugs. He was a practicing homosexual. After finding a Bible in a trash can, he opened it and began to read because he had nothing better to do. Over time God transformed his heart. Yuan told his story in Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God. A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope.

Yuan’s newest book is Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story. His biblical theological approach helps us understand how we were made, how sin warps God’s intentions for us, how Christ is the answer, and how sexuality ultimately points to our glorious future in Christ. Yuan’s approach is not only biblical and effective, it is extremely encouraging.

As a former gay man, Yuan knows the issues of sexuality and their underlying struggles well. He knows the root of so much sin are identity and meaning issues, things only resolved when we take God’s view of us and understand our worth as made in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26–28). He then moves through the Bible storyline as it relates to matters of sexuality, same-sex struggles, singleness, marriage, sanctification, the church, and finishes with several practical chapters sharing how to relate to friends and family members different than us.

I found Holy Sexuality and the Gospel to be a breath of fresh air. Yuan skillfully and appropriately explains how the Bible story relates to sexuality and what it means for each of us. He also dismantles false views many claiming the name of Christ import from psychology or other non-biblical frameworks.

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