Alive: Gospel Sexuality for Students gives teenagers and young adults a biblical, gospel-centered framework to understand sexual issues. In a changing culture where feelings about our identity inform our sexual choices, this ten-week small group resource applies biblical truth in a compassionate way to sexual struggles.
Students are met where they are and encouraged to talk about these issues that are part of their everyday world. At the same time, they are guided to learn robust theological content that will help them follow Jesus in how they express their sexuality.
Topics addressed include: God’s good design for sexuality, gender, singleness, dating, marriage, masturbation, pornography, and same-sex attraction.
Alive is also a great tool that parents, pastors, and youth workers can use to disciple their students (ages 13+) and spark gospel conversations about sexuality. The book includes both a Student’s Guide and Leader’s Guide.
“With the culture screaming skewed and destructive sexual guidance into our students’ ears around the clock, we must step up and speak God’s life-giving message about sex and sexuality into the lives of the kids we know and love. Alive provides much-needed gospel-centered content in a ready-to-use format that enables leaders to speak God’s life-giving message about sex and sexuality into students’ lives.”
– Walt Mueller, President, Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
“This book is helpful on many levels: it’s both solidly biblical and user-friendly practical; it’s pastoral and encouraging without softening the truth; and the topics it covers in chapters 4 through 10 are all ones desperately needing careful reflection from Christians today. I intend to use it with my graduate students this coming fall!”
– Kevin Offner, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Director of Grad-Faculty Ministries for Washington, DC area universities
“Confusion over sexual ethics is rife among Christians because of the messages sent by the wider culture—whether the politics of identity, the omnipresence of pornography, or the promotion of promiscuity via the entertainment industry. Therefore, thoughtful teaching on such matters is vital in Christian discipleship. This excellent book provides a solid curriculum, which pastors, youth workers, and small group leaders will find most helpful in guiding people to a clear understanding of biblical teaching.”
– Carl R. Trueman, Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Grove City College