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Oh God!: A Black Woman's Guide to Sex and Spirituality
by Susan Newman
Far too many African American women struggle with a deep division between the two fundamental pillars of their identity–spirituality and sexuality. The church tells them that to live “holy and sanctified” lives they must give up sexual activity outside the institution of marriage, and yet their bodies and souls cry out for a way to express and fulfill their natural passion ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published March 11th 2009 by One World/Ballantine
(first published March 26th 2002)
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Mar 03, 2008 Nilaja Montgomery rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: women, men, anyone who wants to have fulfilling sexual and spiritual life simultaneously
I used this book as one of my primary resources for a research paper on Women, Spirituality, and Sexuality. Dr. Rev. Susan Newman's approach is like your favorite aunt who told you dirty jokes, smoke cigarettes, always had a new man, and was always imparting some pearls of wisdom when it came to sex. While it is geared towards African American women, all women will be able to relate. A must read for women and men.
Jul 14, 2010 Adrienna rated it liked it · review of another edition
I am taking some brief notes from the book for a future radio show: Singleness, Sex, and Selfless Love, August 21st 930pm CST on www.blogtalkradio.com/Adrienna-Turner (Adrienna Turner Show).