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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Press Release: Nancy Pearcey's New Book "Love Thy Body"

By Rick Pearcey • October 11, 2017, 02:40 PM

Former Agnostic Exposes Secularist Hostility to the Body
That Drives Homosexuality, Transgenderism and More

Why the call to Love Thy Body? Because today's most controversial moral issues are driven by an alienating hostility toward the body and biology. In her new book Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality, bestselling author Nancy Pearcey goes beyond politically correct talking points to give a riveting exposé of the dehumanizing impact of secularist views of life and sexuality, demonstrating that they undermine human dignity and destroy human rights.

Many people absorb media mantras on watershed ethical questions without being aware of their hurtful 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?
  • Homosexuality: Advocates disconnect sexuality from biological identity as male or female. Is this liberating -- or does it denigrate who we are?
  • Abortion: Supporters say the fetus is not a person, though biologically human. Does this mean equality for women -- or does it threaten the dignity of all humans?
  • Euthanasia: Those who lack certain cognitive abilities are said to be human but not persons. Is this compassionate -- or does it ultimately put everyone at risk?

A former agnostic, Pearcey has been hailed in The Economist as "America's preeminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual." She turns the tables on media clichés that misportray Christianity as harsh or hateful. Fearlessly and with compassion, she makes a surprising and persuasive case that Christianity -- unlike secularism -- is holistic, sustaining the dignity of the body and biology, thus giving a secure basis for human rights.

Throughout Pearcey engages readers with searing stories of people wrestling with hard questions in their own lives -- their pain, their struggles, their triumphs.

To contact publicity for Love Thy Body, see Brianna DeWitt of Baker Books (email: bdewitt@bakerbooks.com; phone: 616.676.9185 x395).  

For additional information or to pre-order, see Amazon.