Charlotte's Reviews > Sex God: Exploring the Endless Connections Between Sexuality and Spirituality

Sex God by Rob Bell
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
5393885
's review
Jul 06, 12

Read from July 05 to 06, 2012 — I own a copy, read count: 2

I read this book ages ago, when I had been a christian for a few years and hadn't yet really hit that "I'm a sexual being and that means stuff" kind of revelation. At the time, reading it was amazing - sex didn't get spoken of very much at the church I was going to, and Bell has a great way of explaining bits from the Bible: linking Old and New testaments, and explaining a few things that get lost in translation.

Reading it after... maybe 5 years(?) I have to rethink how I feel about this book. This time I read it in the space of a few hours. It's not a big book. I'm a quick reader. And it wasn't as great as I remembered. But it was still good.

"Sex God" is great for posing questions and discussion points. This re-read reminded me of a few points that did help shape my early, newly-converted views of sex and sexuality. I have a lot of questions about the book, and especially what it didn't say. And I disagree with large amounts of his points. But disagreeing is fun. Now I'm older I'm ok about not grabbing at the ideas Bell introduces straight away.

As a way to introduce topics this book is great. Not so great is it's kind of wishy-washy overview approach to... everything. And I'm not really sure who this book is even aimed at, which I think is part of the problem.

1 like · likeflag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Sex God.
sign in »

No comments have been added yet.