I’m excited to announce that as a part of next week’s Sex & the Soul Blogathon, we will be giving away 5 copies of Abbie Smith’s forthcoming book Celibate Sex: Musings on Being Loved, Single, Twisted, and Holy.
Make sure to read all the way to the bottom to learn the context rules!
About the book:
Celibate Sex explores sexuality apart from marriage, and as part of God’s image and design for all.
Nothing awakens the soul more than an invitation to a love story, except realizing you’ve been proposed a role in it. And Celibate Sex does just this. Uncovering a language and preliminary theology for single spirituality, these pages explore topics as commonplace as “dating,” and as taboo as “masturbation,” acting as a can-opener, maybe, for Christian conversations bottled-up for too long.
Celibate Sex articulates the wholeness of every individual, not based on a diamond, or eventual spouse by one’s side, but on a recognition of God’s personalized proposal to be with us from this day forward—and for our recognized significance of being called to communion with a God who knows communion in his own being.
The content mixes edgy, colloquial approaches of language and story, with straightforward Biblical references and conclusions. The work avoids generic approaches to singleness, like offering 3-steps to find your mate, or neglecting your “unmated” state altogether. Rather, it attempts to unpack a non-theologians theology of singleness—a single girl learning to follow Jesus and find freedom in her sexuality in today’s Church and culture.
To pre-order your copy, click here.
About the author:
Abbie Sprunger (Abbie Smith) graduated from Emory University (03) as a religion major and went on to Talbot Seminary for a masters in spiritual formation and soul care (09). She’s written a few other books and reside in a transitional neighborhood of Savannah, Georgia with my husband, Micah and our daughter, Elliana.
About the contest:
The context is simple!
1. For every tweet, retweet, or share you do on social media sites in regards to the Sex & the Soul Blogathon – you’ll be entered once into the drawing. 1 tweet = 1 entry, 1 share = 1 entry. Just make sure you hashtag with either #FaithONCampus or #SexandtheSoul on Twitter, or copy in the event on Facebook (@3rd Annual Sex & the Soul Blogathon), or otherwise notify me on other sites.
2. Leave a comment on any of the posts during next week’s Sex & the Soul Blogathon. 1 comment = 1 entry. Comments don’t have to be lengthy, but should be thoughtful.
And that’s it! Winners will be drawn next Friday, after the conclusion of the blogathon.