For some weeks now, I’ve been hearing about this book on the radio by Greg Laurie, the pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship. In his review of this book, he shares about how he comes from a home in which his Mom had married and divorced 7 times. The book is called Swipe Right: The Life-and-Death Power of Sex and Romance.
The author, Levi Lusko, has 4 daughters. One thing that had caught my ear during a radio interview, was when he had mentioned about how parents would ask each other if they’ve given to their kids the “Sex Talk” yet. But the problem is that they say it as if it’s a one-time event and discussion that they’re going to have with their kids, and that that would be enough. So Lusko was stressing about how in this day and age, especially with kids being introduced to pornography at very young ages (younger than 13 years old now), how important it was for parents to talk to their kids about sex and everything else under the sun regarding the birds and the bees.
It has 219 pages and here’s its description:
There is nothing more powerful on earth than the forces of love, sex, and romance. In fact, relationships are a matter of life-and-death importance. So how you can train today for the relationship you want tomorrow? In Swipe Right, Levi Lusko shares with raw honesty from his own life experiences and God’s Word how to
•regret-proof your marriage bed and your deathbed
•resist settling for instant pleasure by discovering what your heart really longs for
•learn how to avoid and treat sexual scars by careful living today
•turn the clumsy “sex talk” with your child into dialogue that leads to wise choices
•transform a stagnant marriage by trading predictable nearness for mind-blowing intimacy
God’s dreams for your life are not intended to kill your joy but to enhance it. Whether you’re fed up with dating and hooking up as usual, tired of being single, numb because of porn and casual sex, or curious about how to improve your marriage, this book is for you.
“The world begs us to view sex and romance through the distorted lens it has created. But Levi boldly approaches these topics with truth, honesty, wit, and biblical wisdom to point us back to God’s original plan for us. I really believe we need the Swipe Right message now more than ever before.”
New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
“I wish this book had been around in 1970. I wish someone had handed it to a fifteen-year-old kid in West Texas. I wish someone had said to him, ‘Lucado, quit listening to the locker room lectures on sex. Listen to what God says.’ The book wasn’t around back then, but it is here today. And Levi Lusko has a good word, not just for fifteen-year-old boys but for all of us to suffer the consequences of a sex-saturated society. This is a good book. Study it, ponder it, and, if you know a fifteen-year-old, tell them to read it. “
New York Times bestselling author
“This is more than just a book; it’s a life jacket ”
—Chris Tomlin, Grammy award-winning musician
A unique and compelling understanding of the power and the pleasure attached to God’s plans for relationships.
For better or for worse, interactions with screens are now irreversibly entangled in the fabric of our lives. We swipe right to answer calls, unlock our iPhones, respond to snaps, browse through photos, and respond to emails. With our fingertips dancing across devices, we navigate our way through life. It is now estimated that the average American pulls their phone out to check it 150 times each day. That’s once every six minutes.
For the now more than 100 million Americans on dating apps like Tinder, swiping right is increasingly the first step toward initiating no-strings-attached sexual encounters. Sex is being stripped of any emotional or spiritual significance by successive generations and is simply viewed as a physical source of pleasure and enjoyment. All of this is a reality; the real question is, at what cost?
In Swipe Right, Pastor Levi Lusko offers compelling reasons to make wise choices in matters of the heart – relationships, sex, dating, and marriage. He encourages listeners to live each day knowing their present choices will immediately become part of their pasts and that their pasts will inevitably come back to visit them in the future.
With equal parts prevention and cure, the book is not just a list of rules to live by but something to live for: God’s powerful plan for our lives. To get there we must learn how to swipe right – to live up in a left-right world – because what we do with sex and romance is truly an issue of life-and-death importance.
For 12 years Levi; his wife, Jennie; and their team have put on an evangelistic purity conference called the O2 Experience. Traveling across the United States, he has appeared in three to five cities each year, bringing a fresh perspective on sex and romance, challenging thousands of teens and unmarried young adults to rise up in strength and honor. Swipe Right will broaden the discussions to include married people, those dating, and those who have racked up consequences but need to know it’s never too late to do the right thing and experience God’s best.
Have a listen to a snippet of this book’s audiobook and check out its reviews on Amazon here.
How to Start All Over Again message by Greg Laurie