Love Thy Body

In case you found the title shocking, and were wondering how Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality came to be chosen as the book adults will be studying on Sunday nights this year, let me tell you.

Salena, my daughter-in-law, read a review of it and thought it would be a book I’d find interesting, so she gave it to me for Christmas. As soon as I started reading it, I thought I’d found the next book for my Sunday night class, and told the class about it.

The first couple of chapters were eye opening, and I knew it would be a great study. But then I started to second guess myself. I starting thinking that talking about sex and sexuality for a year might be more than any of us would want. I stopped reading, and let the book lie dormant for several months. Then I started reading it again, and by the time I got to the last chapter I was convinced it would be a really good study, but wasn’t sure if we should read all of it in class or simply discuss it.

After I started reading it a second time, I became absolutely convinced the book was extremely important and timely, and that we needed to study it. I still wasn’t sure how to approach it, however, and decided to order a couple of copies for others to review. My timing wasn’t very good, and neither my daughter or granddaughter had time to read it before school started. Grace did, however, assure me that she would read it, but that she wouldn’t take it to school. I guess a beautiful girl carrying around a book entitled Love Thy Body wouldn’t have been the smartest thing to do.

Without their input I went ahead and ordered copies for class, and told my shooting buddies about it. A few days later Jamie texted me that he had bought a copy for his iPad, and found it very insightful. He’s taking notes, and looking forward to the class.

I tell you all this in the hopes that you’re interest has been peaked, and you’ll plan on joining us on Sunday nights beginning Sept. 16th.

God Bless, Rick

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