Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality by Nancy R. Pearcey

Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality

Book Title: Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 0801075726

Release Date: 2018-01-02

Author: Nancy R. Pearcey


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Nancy R. Pearcey with Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality

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Why the Call to Love Thy Body?  
To counter the hostility toward the human body and biological facts of life driving many of today's headline stories. Many people absorb pre-packaged media mantras on watershed moral issues without being aware of their hurtful real-world implications. Consider:
  • Transgenderism: Activists detach gender from biology. Kids down to kindergarten are being taught their body is irrelevant to their authentic self. Is this affirming--or does it demean the body?
  • Homosexuality: Advocates disconnect sexuality from being biologically male or female. Is this liberating--or does it denigrate who we really are?
  • Abortion: Supporters admit that pre-born babies are human, but deny that they are persons worthy of legal protection. Does this lead to equality for women--or does it threaten the intrinsic dignity of all humans?
  • Hookup Culture: On campus, in Hollywood, and in the boardroom, the sexual revolution was supposed to liberate us for recreational sex. But has it really led to schizoid sex and bodies without meaning?
In Love Thy Body, best-selling author Nancy Pearcey goes beyond politically correct talking points to offer a riveting exposé of the dehumanizing secularist ethos that shapes critical moral and socio-political issues of our day.

Formerly an agnostic, Pearcey was hailed in The Economist as"America's preeminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual." Fearlessly and with compassion, she makes the case that secularism denigrates the body and destroys the basis for human rights.
 
Throughout, Pearcey sets forth a holistic and humane alternative availableto all--one that offers reality-oriented solutions that embrace the dignity of the human body and provide a sustainable basis for inalienable human rights.
 
Now, more than ever, we need to learn to "love thy body."
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"Liberal secularist ideology rests on a mistake and Nancy Pearcey in her terrific new book puts her finger right on it. In embracing abortion, euthanasia, homosexual conduct and relationships, transgenderism, and the like, liberal secularism ... is philosophically as well as theologically untenable."
--Robert P. George, Princeton University

"Writing with both deep compassion and clear thinking, Nancy Pearcey helps us to better understand the worldview that lies behind the huge cultural shifts we have recently experienced in the West....Pearcey is a wonderful guide."
--Sam Allberry, author, Is God Anti-Gay?

"Nancy Pearcey models on every page how to understand secular worldviews....Love Thy Body is a must-read book."
--Rosaria Butterfield, former professor, Syracuse University; author, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert  

"An astute but accessible analysis of the intellectual roots of the most important moral ills facing us today: abortion, euthanasia, and redefining the family."
--Richard Weikart, California State University, Stanislaus 

"Nancy Pearcey's characteristic clarity and careful scholarship take the reader through the history of our shifting perceptions on what it means to be human....Highly readable, insightful, and informative."
--Mary Poplin, Claremont Graduate University; author, Is Reality Secular?

"Unmasks the far-reaching practical consequences of mind-body dualism better than anyone I have ever seen."
--Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and president, The Ruth Institute

"Love Thy Body richly enhances the treasure box that is Pearcey's collective work."
--Glenn T. Stanton, Focus on the Family

"Essential reading ...Love Thy Body brings clarity and understanding to the multitude of complex and confusing views in discussions about love and sexuality."
--Becky Norton Dunlop, Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

"Pearcey gets straight to the issue of our day: What makes humans valuable in the first place? You must get this book. Don't just read it. Master it."
--Scott Klusendorf, president, Life Training Institute