Love Thy Body by Nancy R. Pearcy Review

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Description: Are transgender people discovering their authentic self? Is the hookup culture really liberating? Does abortion lead to equality for women? Does homosexuality contradict our biological sex?

In Love Thy Body, bestselling and award-winning author Nancy Pearcey takes on the hard questions about life and sexuality. A two-time winner of the ECPA Gold Medallion Award, Pearcey has been hailed by The Economist as “America’s preeminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual.”
In Love Thy Body she offers a respectful but riveting exposE of the secular worldview that lies behind trendy slogans and political talking points. A former agnostic, Pearcey is a sensitive guide to the secular ideas that shape current debates. She empowers readers to intelligently and compassionately engage today’s most controversial moral and social challenges.

In a surprise shattering of stereotypes, Pearcey demonstrates that while secularism promises much, in reality it delivers little. She turns the tables on stereotypes that portray Christianity as harsh and bigoted, and invites a fresh look at its holistic, life-affirming principles: it is a worldview that matches the real world and fits with human experience.

All along, Pearcey keeps readers entranced with gripping stories of real people wrestling with hard questions in their own lives–sharing their pain, their struggles, and their triumphs.

My Thoughts: This book was not an easy read. It discusses many hot topics that are prevalent in the world today…transgenderism, assisted suicide, abortion, casual sex, and many other things. I have felt that we’ve been living in an upside down world for many years now and this book discusses some of the ways we’ve gotten to this point (and where we may be headed, which was terrifying.)

It’s clear when reading the book that the author is very well read and intelligent.  At times I felt like the writing was a bit over my head but for the most part I found it very interesting and extremely well researched and explained.

This is a book that is very relevant to today and answered many questions that I’ve had lately. I highly recommend it to Christians who struggle with our “upside down world”.

My Rating: 4 stars

I received this book from Baker Publishing Group to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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