This post serves as a kind of Table of Contents for my in-depth review and critique of Dan Boone's book, Human Sexuality: A Primer for Christians.
While I understand that Boone's audience for the book was primarily members of the Church of the Nazarene, and that he endeavors to show compassion to all people engaging in questions about sexual ethics and the Christian life, there were many assumptions and assertions in his book that I felt were harmful and needed to be addressed. I'm Nazarene too, and I think the Church of the Nazarene can do better than this book in our discussions of sexuality. So I tried to offer an alternative perspective.
- Introduction & Overview
- Chapter 1: Our Narrative of Human Sexuality
- Chapter 2: Competing Stories of Human Sexuality
- Chapter 3: It Starts Quite Young
- Chapter 4: If Dating is Dead, What's Next?
- Chapter 5: Pornography: Rehearsing Being a Lousy Lover
- Chapter 6: Marital Sex: Bliss or Legalized Lust?
- Chapter 7: Homosexuality
- Chapter 8: The Big Questions
- Chapter 9: The Case for Celibacy
- Chapter 10: The Church in Exile: Interpreting Where We Are
- Chapter 11: Behind the Veil