Naked Surrender
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Naked Surrender

Coming Home to Our True Sexuality

by Andrew Comiskey

Naked Surrender
paperback
  • Length: 220 pages
  • Published: August 2010
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-3298-9
  • Item Code: 3298
  • Case Quantity: 48

Would you like to

  • embrace the God-given gift of sexuality?
  • become free and stay free from sexual idols?
  • be comfortable in your own body?
  • love and value others, both in singleness and marriage?

Help is here. Jesus sees our bodies as temples, houses where he wants to live. And no matter what we've done sexually or what's been done to us, he can reclaim us and make us his own. Whole. Healed. Pure.

Andy Comiskey has walked the long road of sexual brokenness and pain and emerged a new creation in Christ, healed from the past. Through Desert Stream Ministries, he counsels and teaches people of all ages and situations to find sexual wholeness. In these pages he serves as your guide and companion, helping you see how deeply Jesus loves you and how relevant he is to your sexual identity.

"God cares about what goes on in the temple," Andy writes. "He created the body and sexuality for holy purposes. His destiny for humanity involves our bodies!" What's more, God cares about you and your body, and he has healing for you through Jesus and through the body of Christ. Come, use your good, redeemable body to open these pages and walk the path of wholeness and hope.

"Naked Surrender helps us apply the simple truths of crucifixion unto resurrection into our sexual lives, inspiring us all to sexual wholeness in Christ. In the process, Comiskey demonstrates the vital connection between the truth of the gospel and a true understanding of sexuality; conversely, he shows how a false understanding of sexuality results in a distorted gospel."

Christopher West, Theology of the Body Institute and author of Heaven's Song

"Andrew Comiskey has based his life upon the truth of God and love for humanity. In his book, Comiskey traces the forms of human love which are rooted in God from all eternity: good marriages, love of children, and sacrifice for family and church. "Naked Surrender inspires us on to that spirit of sacrifice; it expresses in numerous ways how loving God and neighbor establishes the backbone of whole sexuality. Comiskey combines sound psychological insight with solid theology. I highly recommend this book for any Christian in serious pursuit of sexual integrity."

Fr. John F. Harvey, O.S.F.S., founder of Courage International

"We live in the midst of an oversexed society where sexual ethics are often defined by narcissism and a worship of 'sexual freedom.' Naked Surrender invites us to recognize that our sexual identity finds its fulfillment as we submit to the lordship of Jesus Christ. Andrew Comiskey uses concrete examples to challenge us to understand the complexities of sexual brokenness and to develop communities of mutual support so that we can develop healthy relationships that help us become who God created us to be. Through repentance, prayer and mutual support the author shows us how real people have found sexual wholeness in Jesus Christ."

Juan Francisco Martínez, associate dean, Fuller Theological Seminary

"Pastors will profit from reading Comiskey as they counsel and disciple others. It would be a good read for undergraduates as well."

Jim Harris, Ph.D, LPC, Enrichment, Summer 2011

"The book is easily readable--indeed, arrestingly so--thoroughly orthodox in its interpretation of the biblical teaching, yet warmly compassionate in applying it to the real needs of hurting and often abused and broken Christians in their struggles to live holy lives."

Dr. Trevor Slammers, Evangelicals Now, June 2011
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CONTENTS


1 At Home in the Body
2 Whose House are You?
3 Laying a Sure Foundation
4 Opening Doors: The Rigorous Beauty of Romantic Love
5 Housing Desire: Limits that Liberate
6 Cleaning House: Intimacy and Authority
7 Whole Houses: Offering the Real Self
8 Home Alone: How the Practice of Solitude Prepares Us for Others
9 Zeal for His House: Broken to Serve
Acknowledgments
Notes

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Andrew Comiskey (MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary) is the founder and director of Desert Stream/Living Waters Ministries, which equips churches throughout the world to help the sexually and relationally broken. He is the author of Pursuing Sexual Wholeness and Naked Surrender.

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