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    Beauty, Order, and Mystery

    A Christian Vision of Human Sexuality

    Center for Pastor Theologians Series

    Edited by Gerald L. Hiestand and Todd Wilson

    Based on the 2016 conference of the Center for Pastor Theologians, this volume brings together the reflections of church leaders and academic theologians on the theme of human sexuality. Contributors engage with Scripture, draw on examples from church history, and delve into current issues in contemporary culture, including embodiment, marriage, homosexuality, pornography, transgenderism, and gender dysphoria.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Scars Across Humanity

    Understanding and Overcoming Violence Against Women

    by Elaine Storkey

    Acts of violence against women produce more deaths, disability, and mutilation than cancer, malaria, and traffic accidents combined. How and why has this violence become so prevalent? Elaine Storkey offers a rigorously researched overview of this global pandemic, exploring how violence is structured into the very fabric of societies and cultures around the world.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Understanding Sexual Abuse

    A Guide for Ministry Leaders and Survivors

    by Tim Hein
    Foreword by Debra Hirsch

    What does the path to healing look like for survivors of sexual abuse? And how can ministry leaders, pastors, and counselors best help them as they walk this difficult road? Drawing on both his own experience and his wife's experience as survivors of childhood sexual abuse, Tim Hein presents clinical data and resources as well as practical guidance and empathy—both for ministry leaders and for survivors themselves.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Sexuality and Sex Therapy

    A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal

    Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books

    by Mark A. Yarhouse and Erica S. N. Tan

    The field of human sexuality is one of ever-increasing complexity, particularly for Christian therapists and psychologists seeking to be faithful to Scripture, informed by science and sensitive to culture. Mark Yarhouse and Erica Tan offer a survey and appraisal of this field from a Christian perspective, which grounds sex therapy in the biblical affirmation of physicality and the redemptive purposes of human life.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Authentic Human Sexuality

    An Integrated Christian Approach

    by Judith K. Balswick and Jack O. Balswick

    Jack and Judith Balswick investigate how human sexuality originates both biologically and socially, lay groundwork for a normative Christian interpretation of sexuality, show how authentic sexuality is necessarily grounded in relationships, and explore forms of "inauthentic sexuality" such as sexual harassment, pornography and rape.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Homosexuality

    The Use of Scientific Research in the Church's Moral Debate

    by Stanton L. Jones and Mark A. Yarhouse

    Stanton L. Jones and Mark A. Yarhouse help us face questions surrounding the issue of homosexuality squarely and honestly, examining how scientific research has been used within church debates--especially within Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran and Episcopal contexts.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Ex-Gays?

    A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation

    by Stanton L. Jones and Mark A. Yarhouse

    Stanton L. Jones and Mark A. Yarhouse present social science research on homosexuals designed to answer the questions: Can those who receive religiously-informed psychotherapy experience a change in their sexual orientation? Are such programs harmful to participants?

    Advanced Advanced
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    The Heart of Female Same-Sex Attraction

    A Comprehensive Counseling Resource

    by Janelle Hallman

    The fruit of years of training, research and counseling experience, Janelle Hallman has drawn together a comprehensive resource for those who are interested in understanding and counseling women in conflict with same-sex attraction.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Wired for Intimacy

    How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain

    by William M. Struthers

    Neuroscientist and researcher William Struthers explains how pornography affects the male brain and what we can do about it. Exposing false assumptions, casting a vision for a redeemed masculinity and offering insights for both married and single men alike, this book offers hope for freedom from pornography and sanctification in our bodies.

    Introductory Introductory
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    A Model for Marriage

    Covenant, Grace, Empowerment and Intimacy

    by Jack O. Balswick and Judith K. Balswick

    Jack and Judy Balswick offer a vision of marriage that is both profoundly spiritual and thoroughly practical for the twenty-first century.

    Intermediate Intermediate

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