Alive: Gospel Sexuality for Students
“As our culture has cut itself loose from any sense of biblical mooring when it comes to sexuality, Alive steps into the massive gap that our youth are now facing. It unashamedly addresses the relevant issues, and brings students through the Scriptures to understand Gods will as well as the heart motivations behind each behavior. The rising generation will be well served by Pinsons biblical and compassionate discipleship.”See All
Senior Pastor, Proclamation Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, PA
“Students today are being bombarded with messages of broken sexuality. As parents and youth workers, we know that it is important to share Gods perspective, but often do not know where to start. Alive: Gospel Sexuality for Students presents a gospel-centered approach to this complex topic. It pushes us to look beyond the fruit of sexual sin to the issues of the heart in a practical and grace-filled way.”See All
Student Ministry Director, Chelten a Church of Hope, Dresher, PA
“Talking about sexuality can be a daunting task, but Alive is an amazing study for students that clearly defines gospel sexuality by providing theologically rich teaching, practical insight, and discussion-oriented lessons. We live in a world that is constantly telling students that God is keeping them from something great, and we must show them that God is actually preserving them for something greater. This is a must-use curriculum for every student ministry!”See All
Youth Pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL
“In the shifting sexual landscape of our time where anything goes and love wins our teenagers have readily accepted this new worldview. But when we, as parents and the church, fail to enter into the conversation, why should we be surprised when their cues from culture? To that end, Alive is the perfect and necessary resource to help teenagers, parents, and the church evaluate the issues through the framework of Gods good design of marriage and sex.”See All
Author of The Gospel-Centered Life for Students in Exodus, Face Time: Your Identity in a Selfie World, and Get Your Story Straight
“I highly recommend this new resource! Harvest USA does a great job bringing the conviction of Gods word as well as the compassion of the gospel to bear on the issues of human sexuality. Students will not only be informed, they will also be better equipped to offer the love of Jesus to friends who may be struggling and need a safe place to ask questions.”See All
Michael A. Hall
Director of Training, Reformed Youth Ministries
“Confusion over sexual ethics is rife among Christians because of the messages sent by the wider culturewhether 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.”See All
Carl R. Trueman
Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Grove City College
“This book is helpful on many levels: its both solidly biblical and user-friendly practical; its 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!”See All
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Director of Grad-Faculty Ministries for Washington, DC area universities
“With the culture screaming skewed and destructive sexual guidance into our students ears around the clock, we must step up and speak Gods 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 Gods life-giving message about sex and sexuality into students lives.”See All
President, Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
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 by Cooper Pinson of Harvest USA, applies biblical truth in a compassionate way to sexual struggles.
Cooper Pinson, with years of experience working with students, aims to bring the theological truths of our union and communion with Christ into the world of sexuality. Students are met where they are and encouraged to talk about the issues that are part of their everyday world. At the same time, they are guided to learn robust, deep, and strengthening theological content that will help them follow Jesus in how they express their sexuality.
Out of this framework, topics addressed include God's good design for sexuality, gender-related issues, singleness, dating, marriage, masturbation, pornography, and same-sex attraction, among others. Students are shepherded to understand their sexuality in the light of who Jesus is and to approach these issues with truth, faith, and compassion.