Thursday, 1 May 2008

47. Rob Bell - Sex God

Title: Sex God
Author: BELL Rob
Publisher: Zondervan
Format: Paperback
No. of pages: 201
First sentence: Once there were two brothers.

When I first saw this book, I thought the author was trying to be sensationalist. I mean, sex sells, doesn’t it? And I bought it. And then it sat on the shelf while I put off reading it and put it off some more. I finally read it over the last couple of days for the Spring Reading Thing and I was very pleasantly surprised. Bell’s language is beautiful in and of itself and he didn’t try for sensationalism once. The book is called ‘Sex God’ because it’s about sex and it’s about God. Bell looks at human relationships, sex and our spiritual relationship. He refers to the Bible often and sees marriage imagery in many verses. This book has stoked my enthusiasm for reading the Bible and I think I’ll be reading with a new understanding of what my relationship with God could (or should) be like.

I would recommend this book to anyone (Christian or just ‘open to Christian ideas’) who’s interested in relationships. I think it could be particularly useful for married/engaged couples who want to take their relationship to the next level.

The book’s cover is attractive although pink isn’t my favourite colour. Within the text, headings are in pale pink and I did find this difficult to read.


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