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Trade Paperback
283 pages
Jun 2005
Crossway

Sex and the Supremacy of Christ

by John Piper & Justin Taylor

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The Bible has a way of shocking us. If Americans could still blush, we might blush at the words, “Rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love” (Proverbs 5:18-19).

But, of course, sin always tries to trash God’s gifts. So we can’t just celebrate sex for what God made it to be; we have to fight what sin turned it into. The contributors to this unique volume encourage you to do both: celebrate and struggle.

This book has something for all—men and women, married and single—from contributors like John Piper, C. J. and Carolyn Mahaney, Mark Dever, Al Mohler, Carolyn McCulley, and others. Included is a DVD with material from the Desiring God national conference, “Sex and the Supremacy of Christ,” held in Minneapolis in 2004.

“Another Christian book on sex? This is so much more. . . . We don’t need another book on sex that’s all about us. We need to have our gaze lifted. We need to consider the God who made us sexual creatures for his glory. This book will help you form a Christ-centered, Bible-shaped understanding of sex. This is something we all need.”
—Joshua Harris, author, Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is)

“This is the rare book that delivers more than it promises. Pick it up to learn about the true joy of sex: you will, and you’ll also learn about the joy of God.”
—Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief, World magazine

“This book is a glorious start to forming a Christian mind that expresses delight in God’s gift of marital intimacy—a Christian mind that so desires to delight in that which God delights in that it revels in rejecting the cheap substitutes pawned off on this passing age as true pleasure. Instead, it only finds satisfaction in what is purest and highest and noblest and best.”
—J. Ligon Duncan III, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS and Moderator, General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America

“The contributors to this volume have provided a refreshing, insightful, and much-needed treatment of this sacred subject, calling us to bring our thoughts and lives into captivity to the supremacy of Christ, and to reflect our ravishment with our heavenly Bridegroom in our sexuality. I pray that this resource will make a profound difference in how God’s people think and live.”
—Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author, host of Revive Our Hearts radio program

“Sex is a wonderful gift from God, but it makes a terrible idol, brutal and unyielding in the misery it inflicts. These authors are a breath of fresh air, because unlike our culture’s self-proclaimed ‘sexperts,’ they respect biblical authority and warmly embrace the Lordship of Christ. Hence, they can lift up the torch of divine truth and expose the enemy’s lies about sex that have penetrated not only the darkest corners of our culture, but of our churches.”
—Randy Alcorn, author, The Purity Principle

“In a culture that’s desperately asking sex to be the alpha and omega, this book shows how sex is better when Christ is the Alpha and Omega.”
—Andrée Seu, Senior Writer, World magazine