Published on February 16, 2018 by Joshua R Monroe

Baker, 2018 | 336 pages

Why the Call to Love Thy Body? 

To counter the hostility toward the human body and biological facts of life driving many of today’s headline stories. Many people absorb pre-packaged media mantras on watershed moral issues without being aware of their hurtful real-world implications. Consider:

  • Transgenderism: Activists detach gender from biology. Kids down to kindergarten are being taught their body is irrelevant to their authentic self. Is this affirming–or does it demean the body?
  • HomosexualityAdvocates disconnect sexuality from being biologically male or female. Is this liberating–or does it denigrate who we really are?
  • Abortion: Supporters admit that pre-born babies are human, but deny that they are persons worthy of legal protection. Does this lead to equality for women–or does it threaten the intrinsic dignity of all humans?
  • Hookup Culture: On campus, in Hollywood, and in the boardroom, the sexual revolution was supposed to liberate us for recreational sex. But has it really led to schizoid sex and bodies without meaning?

In Love Thy Body, best-selling author Nancy Pearcey goes beyond politically correct talking points to offer a riveting exposé of the dehumanizing secularist ethos that shapes critical moral and socio-political issues of our day.

Formerly an agnostic, Pearcey was hailed in The Economist as”America’s preeminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual.” Fearlessly and with compassion, she makes the case that secularism denigrates the body and destroys the basis for human rights.

Throughout, Pearcey sets forth a holistic and humane alternative availableto all–one that offers realityoriented solutions that embrace the dignity of the human body and provide a sustainable basis for inalienable human rights.

Now, more than ever, we need to learn to “love thy body.”


Table of Contents

Introduction: A Guide to the Wasteland
  1. I Hate Me: The Rise and Decline of the Human Body
  2. The Joy of Death: “You Must Be Prepared to Kill”
  3. Dear Valued Constituent: You No Longer Qualify As a Person
  4. Schizoid Sex: Hijacked by the Hookup Culture
  5. The Body Impolitic: How the Homosexual Narrative Demeans the Body
  6. Transgender, Transreality: “God Should Have Made Me a Girl”
  7. The Goddess of Choice Is Dead: From Social Contract to Social Meltdown

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Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality

Baker, 2018 | 336 pages

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