(Book review) Mere Sexuality: Rediscovering the Christian Vision of Sexuality

Reviewed by: Carson D. Jacobs, a professional writing major at Taylor University



Title: Mere Sexuality: Rediscovering the Christian Vision of Sexuality

Author: Todd A. Wilson

Publisher: Zondervan

Publication Date: 2017

Format: Print Book

Length: 192 Pages


      Mere Sexuality dives straight into the traditional, Christian view of sexuality and how the United States has lost the value of it. Todd Wilson pulls no punches as he delivers the truth in a simple, straightforward way that most readers will come to appreciate. That being said, he isn’t obnoxious about his views, and he makes it a point to avoid stomping the views of others into the ground. Without losing strength from his message or beliefs, Wilson combats the country’s opinions on sexuality and defines the lines American culture seems so intent on blurring. Wilson examines the morality and logic of sexual purity, the discipline of alliance to one mate, the pleasures of giving and accepting sincere love, and the benefits of a lifetime of loyalty.

The writing itself is functional. It takes the reader on the trip this delightfully short and poignant book has in store, but it’s not something with which readers would go on an epic journey. The intentions of this book require a much shorter introspective path into culture and the inner workings of humanity’s self-awareness.

Regarding the content, it’s bound to step on some toes. As mentioned before, the author takes great care in respecting the views of others, but the material he covers in the book is a very sensitive topic. Wilson does have some theological and philosophical views that not everyone will agree with, but his points are worth considering.

Overall, it’s a wonderful book despite a few eyebrow-raising theological views.


Rating (1 to 5)

4 stars

Suggested Audience

Readers age 13 and older

Christian Impact

The book looks at sexuality through the lens of a Christian worldview, and it has some wonderful observations on biblical principles and where believers can draw those from, but it is not the Bible itself. No collection of theological musings should be treated as such. They are merely the thoughts and inferences of other people. Thus, this book is a good resource for advice and a perhaps a new perspective, but it is not the end-all of intellectual and moral discussion.

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