Yesterday, I shared on my blog a guest post by Thom Hunter, entitled ‘Christians and Sex: The Deafening Silence.’ I found it to be powerful; it ‘forced’ me to question my views on a number of topics. If you missed it, you can read it here.
Today, I want to share with you more information on “Who Told You You Were Naked?,” as well as sharing Thom’s autobiography.
Here is the synopsis of Thom’s latest book:
Truth Hope Faith Grace "Who Told You You Were Naked?" is for men and women who seek freedom through Christ from the bondage of sexual sin. Thirsting for lasting freedom? Searching for truth? Crying out for uncompromised compassion? Yearning to move beyond shame and guilt? Ready for restoration? Sexual sin -- whether it manifests itself as homosexuality, sexual addiction, pornography, lust, idolatry, or adultery -- wreaks havoc. It can destroy the broken one and devastate the lives of family members and friends close enough to feel the impact of the personal implosion. Our 21st Century enlightenment leads us down a very dark path. In the interest of compassion, we re-define marriage, re-manufacture the military, re-shape education to focus on sexual identity, re-define the family, and refrain from sharing the truth. Christians are like the cowardly lion whose courage vanishes in the presence of a louder voice. As a result, Christians who struggle with sexuality either go into hiding or into the arms of the counterfeit compassionate culture. People who are not Christians, but are looking for answers to sexual problems, see the church as irrelevant, not as a place to find hope and restoration. While Christians debate whether it is too painful to be truthful or too compromising to be compassionate, culture doles out anesthetics and everyone goes numb or plays dumb. As a result, culture assumes the mantle of compassion and Christians seem loveless and fearful, judgmental and condemning. “Who Told You You Were Naked?” reminds us that God restores and rebuilds based on His never-changing truth rather than by surrendering His people to the whims of ever-changing cultural chaos. In the midst of all this chaos, there is truth, if we can find the courage to share it and the compassion to voice it. "Who Told You You Were Naked?" not only does that, but it shows the reader how he can as well. It will make a difference in the lives of men and women who want to be free from the bondage of whatever sexual struggle has enveloped them.
Here is Thom’s autobiography, as seen on his blog, ‘Signs of a Struggle:’
I am a married father of five who has fought and fallen and risen again to fight against same-sex attraction. It's been a long and difficult journey and my desire now is to encourage others not to give up, but to press on. I've moved beyond excuses to claiming responsibility and therefore power through the Grace of God, who knows me and walks with me. I believe that the church should be the place where those who struggle with sexual brokenness find hope and healing and support as they journey into freedom.
And here is additional information from his Amazon page:
Thom Hunter is the director of BridgeBack Ministries, based in Norman, Oklahoma. He shares the truth with compassion and encouragement for individuals and families who struggle with sexual and relational brokenness, particularly within the church and in Christian families. Thom and Lisa have been married for more than 35 years. He is available to speak to your church or group. Contact him at email@example.com
Thom has generously offered to give away a copy of “Who Told You You Were Naked?” here; thanks, Thom! In order to enter, please leave a comment (including your email address, in this form – yourname at domain dot com) telling us why you want to win this book.
The deadline to enter is Friday, March 2, 2012 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. The winner will be chosen by the Random Number Generator on Saturday, March 3, 2012. The best to all of you!