I was able to get my hands on Crossway’s “Making All Things New: Restoring Joy to the Sexually Broken” by David Powlison. This is a very good read as the author unpacks a correct understanding of sexuality and the renewal process to get us back to the intended purpose of our sexuality. Crossway generously sent me an electronic copy of this book for me to do an honest review.
I would give this book an 8.8 out of my normal 10 point rating scale. On a “5 star” scale that some websites use, I would give it a 5 star rating.
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David Powlison’s “Making All Things New: Restoring Joy to the Sexually Broken” is a very unique book for people dealing with sexual sin. It’s not the typical book that goes over all the statistics on pornography or sexual abuse. He doesn’t even slant the content toward the perspective of the person that abused someone, or from the perspective of the victim that was abused. Nor does he go from the perspective of the person struggling with sin.
Instead, he creatively covers it from all of these perspectives covering the repentance, gaining a correct understanding of sex and the process of sanctification. Powlison does an excellent job unpacking renewal when it comes to how our lives relate to sex. Very easy yet practical and helpful read for everyone. Highly recommended.
I received an electronic copy of this book in exchange for this review from Crossway and all opinions are my own.
DESCRIPTION OF THIS BOOK:
Type of Book: Christian Living
Author: David Powlison @DavidPowlison
Publication Date: August 31, 2017
ISBN-13 of Bible Reviewed: 978-1433556142 (I reviewed the electronic version though)
Price: At the time of writing this review, the cheapest place to get this book is at Christianbook.com. They have it for $6.99– suggested retail from the publisher is $11.99. Please note that these prices do not include any potential shipping charges.
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|Making All Things New: Restoring Joy to the Sexually Broken
By David Powlison / CrosswaySexuality was a part of God’s good creation from the beginning. But with sin came a world filled with sexual brokenness. Thankfully, God is always in the business of restoration.This book offers hope for both the sexually immoral and the sexually victimized, pointing us all to the grace of Jesus Christ, who mercifully intervenes each moment in our lifelong journey toward renewal. Author David Powlison casts a vision for the key to deep transformation, better than anything the world has to offer–not just fresh resolve, not just flimsy forgiveness, not just simple formulas, but true, lasting mercy from God, who is making all things new. Paperback.
Paperback (my review is the electronic version however)
Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 8 inches
Weight: 4.8 ounces
Goal of Book:
This book was written by the author with the intention to challenge people to look at their lives with regard to sexuality. How does that life look? The author does an excellent job unpacking renewal with regards to our sexuality.
I would recommend this for anyone that wants to understand sexuality on a more pure level and see their lives renewed with relation to their own sexuality. Easy and quick read, but excellently written and helpful. I would recommend this one for sure.
Making Renewal Personal
Renewing All That Darkens Sex
Renewal Is Lifelong
Renewal Is a Wider Battle
Renewal Is a Deeper Battle
Renewal Brings an Increasingly Subtle Struggle
Remembering the Goal of Renewal
Getting Down to Today’s Skirmish in the Great War
From the publisher’s website: The purpose of Crossway has been, from its founding as a not-for-profit ministry in 1938, to publish gospel-centered, Bible-centered content that will honor our Savior and serve his Church. We seek to help people understand the massive implications of the gospel and the truth of God’s Word, for all of life, for all eternity, and for the glory of God.
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