On strong recent recommendation, a few days ago, I picked up a book that my wife Hazel kindly purchased for me, and began to leaf through its pages.
It is utterly contemporary, thoroughly researched and stirringly illustrated, jam-packed with testimonials to a savage secular distortion of humanity and sexuality.
It is entitled "Love Thy Body" and published by Baker Books: the author, Nancy R. Pearcey, has a previous bestseller called "Total Truth."
I beg you not to be put-off by the 300-page length: it is written so clearly, in such an easy style, with virtually stand-alone chapters, that it proves a very compelling read.
As a fellow-blogger said, when asked if he had read it: "It's my 'must read' of 2019 so far!" High praise indeed from a'Johnny-on-the-spot' and 'up-to-date' bookworm.
What is it about? It is a nuanced, thoughtful, godly, biblical, insightful, practical response to most of the hot potatoes of our time, and much more besides!
The introduction orientates and helps us get a handle on how we arrived at a tragic body-devaluing, pro-choice, euthenasiatic, hyper-sexualized, gender-fluid culture.
Chapters 1-2 expose the philosophical, unscientific, dogma that undergirds an illogical prioritization of personhood over human life that demands the right to kill.
The book goes on to tackle abortion head-on, handling matters of distortion of sexuality and all sorts of aberrant sexual self-expression with clarity and care.
One reviewer calls it "Highly readable, insightful and informative" (Rosario Butterfield). Another urges: "You must get this book. Don't just read it. Master it."
Perhaps, as I complete it, I will quibble with one or two things - though I haven't found a glaring flaw yet, apart from some glaring gaps in my own thought!
One final plug for what a Princeton University Professor 'convert' brands a "Terrific New Book." Pastor, elder, parent, spouse and student - You dare not do without it!