Love Thy Body

Answering Hard Questions About Life and Sexuality
Narrated by: Ann Richardson
Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Are transgender people discovering their authentic self? Is the hookup culture really liberating? Does abortion lead to equality for women? Does homosexuality contradict our biological sex?

In Love Thy Body, best-selling and award-winning author Nancy Pearcey takes on the hard questions about life and sexuality. She offers a respectful but riveting exposé of the secular worldview that lies behind trendy slogans and political talking points. A former agnostic, Pearcey is a sensitive guide to the secular ideas that shape current debates. She empowers listeners to intelligently and compassionately engage today's most controversial moral and social challenges.

In a surprise shattering of stereotypes, Pearcey demonstrates that while secularism promises much, in reality it delivers little. She turns the tables on stereotypes that portray Christianity as harsh and bigoted, and invites a fresh look at its holistic, life-affirming principles: It is a worldview that matches the real world and fits with human experience.

All along, Pearcey keeps listeners entranced with gripping stories of real people wrestling with hard questions in their own lives - sharing their pain, their struggles, and their triumphs.

©2018 Nancy R. Pearcey (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Audio was choppy

The content of this book was great. my complaint is how the audio was setup. Each paragraph or point was a chapter so the book had 180 chapters. It made it difficult to navigate or know how much longer the real chapters had left.

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Must read!

This was so eye opening and sometimes scary. It is a helpful tool to becoming an ambassador of change in a hurting and confused world. Highly recommended

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Clarifying Cultural Views on Sexuality

What made the experience of listening to Love Thy Body the most enjoyable?

The author lays a clear foundation that explains how our Western culture has gotten into the mess we are in. Explaining the split of truth into two separate domains - the fact/value split - is extremely helpful in understanding how our culture has arrived at where it is at today.

What did you like best about this story?

What I liked best was the author's way of opening my eyes to the reality of our cultural views (especially held by young people) and how in spite of extensive science refuting cultural choices and numerous studies pointing out the harm of these choices, choices are made according to worldviews - not scientific facts.

Have you listened to any of Ann Richardson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not that I am aware of.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Many - as I was very surprised at the statistics of what is happening in the younger hook-up generation and their lack of awareness at long term consequences.

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This, to me, is one of the type books that I think is best "read" first in audible format. Then, a reread in both audible and visual format is helpful as it is so rich in information.

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a work of heart

absolutely wonderful! could be titled alternatively "things I wish I would have known when I was a teenager, young adult, and before I got married". will read over and over again.

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A fresh look at the topics prevalent in the church

This book, at minimum, should be mandatory reading for every pastor. This books reviews difficult issues such as abortion, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. and instead of solely looking at the formulation of the Christian stance on these issues, seeks to explain why a Christian stance is important to all persons.

This is the most informative book on this topic that I have received to date, specifically as it provides a clear framework to understanding dualism (body/self) from a Christian philosophical perspective. It has undoubtedly brought focus to the importance of the body when considering our triune nature (spirit, soul and body).

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absolutely amazing

this book is a must read by everyone everywhere. amazing. challenging. insightful. perfectly addresses the current climate of our society.

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Sanity amidst the chaos

Excellent book. Provide much needed guidance e to believers & non-believers alike on the design of gender & sexuality within a Christian worldview. I challenge everyone out there to read this book.

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outstanding

Loved this book. It gave a clear understanding of the sexual revolution that is taking place in our culture.

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very helpful for the hard questions!

I found this book very helpful in understanding the biblical nature of the body and how as Christians we should be fighting to protect God's design of the human form.

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Biblical Discussion of the Body from the Heart

as the author has shared, this was an incredible dive into a lot of the modern issues the world faces. The biblical responses love and inviting but not compromising Christian ethics and morality. Christians are to help the poor the hurting and those who are in conflict with what the world is providing. This book gives good volume to how we as Christians should look at the modern norms that are trying to play our society.