Rob Lund's Reviews > Sex, Mom, and God: How the Bible’s Strange Take on Sex Led to Crazy Politics--and How I Learned to Love Women (and Jesus) Anyway

Sex, Mom, and God by Frank Schaeffer
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really liked it
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I feel I relate to Frank's stories so much. This one is not for everyone. It's rambling and way too confessional in that perpetual teenaged sex-crazed boy way. And yet it's his frankness (pun intended) that I find endearing. He's not sugarcoating his experiences or unhealthily downplaying his struggles. That was what he would have done in his former Evangelical days. Instead now, he's living a fuller, more genuine life outside that old church world.

There's a large section in the middle which tackles abortion rights in a way I hadn't heard before, regarding how Roe v Wade came about and it's implications for progressive politics. I found it very compelling and challenging.

The final two chapters and epilogue are beautiful, classic Frank Schaeffer. He talks about apophatic theology, given his new path in life as an Eastern Orthodox convert. It's not the path, as he would say, but a path. This resonates with me.
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Reading Progress

November 19, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
November 19, 2019 – Shelved
November 26, 2019 – Started Reading
November 26, 2019 – Shelved as: library
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January 21, 2020 – Finished Reading

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