I can’t think of many books that all Christians can read. Thankfully there are some. Typically, some are too technical for people used to popular books, and some are too basic to be of much help to a more mature Christian.
However, Sleeth’s new book is one I can enthusiastically recommend to all Christians no matter where they are in their own walk with God.
Reforesting Faith helps us see what is hiding in plain sight. No matter where you are in your understanding of the Bible and Christian faith, I can guarantee you will find thrilling insights that make your heart leap for joy.
If you are looking for a thoughtful and accessible introduction to the various issues swirling around human sexuality, I highly recommend this book.
Each chapter is done by a scholar who is intimately involved in their local church. In other words, they are not merely addressing theoretical matters, but things they have seen up close.
As with all controversial subjects, the authors don’t agree with one another on every point, but there is much they do find common ground on.
One area that I appreciated very much is the emphasis not only on showing the truthfulness of God’s will for sexuality, but the beauty of it. Aesthetics is an important area of doing good theology!
A terrific resource for our cultural moment!
I agree with all those habits, but would add another to make a baker’s dozen. It is the one that I most frequently tell folks who ask me how they can get published:
Don’t write to get published. Write because you must. Twisting Jer. 20:9 to serve my purposes, write because you can’t hold it in!
HT: John Fea’s blog: