See Me Naked: Stories of Sexual Exile in American Christianity
By Amy Frykholm
(Beacon Press: 2011), 184p.
Something is amiss at the intersection of body and soul for American Christians. It seems that church folks at large have not yet learned how integrate their sexuality into their spirituality. We are told that God made this good earth but we should forward to the day when we will “fly away” to our heavenly home. We are taught that sex is God’s gift that we should be terrified of and avoid until marriage, at which point we should expect to be magically transformed into experts of passion.
Amy Frykholm offers See Me Naked: Stories of Sexual Exile in American Christianity as a deep, attentive look into the stories of nine people for whom the oxymoronic relationship between sex and spirit has become unsustainable or even deadly. By hearing these folks…
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