About Paul Dean
Dr. Paul Dean has been a pastor for over twenty years and has served as the Teaching Pastor at Providence Baptist Church in Greer, SC for almost fifteen years. He spends much time training individuals in the areas of pastoral ministry, biblical counseling, and discipleship through various means. He is a Regional Mentor for the International Association of Biblical Counselors. He has various outreach writing venues including a webblog on Crosswalk.com. As co-author of Disciple Like Jesus for Parents, he teaches several parenting conferences throughout the year. He served seven years as the Director for Applied Ministry at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's extension program in Greenville, SC. Dr. Dean holds degrees from the College of Charleston (BA), the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., Th.M.), and Erskine Theological Seminary (D.Min.). He is married to Mary and they have three children.
About the Book
In Naked and Unashamed: Liberating Sex from Cultural Captivity, Dr. Dean outlines the original goodness of being naked and the joys of sexuality in marriage that are often obscured in Christian marriages. Part of the problem has to do with debilitating feelings and destructive attitudes that are culturally derived. Of course, the fall has affected us more than we know in the area of sexuality but is overcome in Christ. With biblical insight into what clothing and modesty “says,” Dr. Dean provides a powerful and refreshing perspective that’s not rules oriented but purpose and thinking oriented. You’ll learn about the Christian’s compromise with culture along with some surprising conclusions that are sure to make you stop and say, “Wow, I’ve never thought of that.” And yet, there is tremendous hope and joy for the married couple in Christ as they worship God by giving themselves to one another freely and without shame.
Table of Contents
Chapter One – The Original Goodness of Being Naked and Unashamed
Chapter Two – The Subsequent Shamefulness of Being Naked
Chapter Three – The Purpose of Clothing
Chapter Four – The Purpose of Modesty
Chapter Five – The Christian’s Compromise with Culture
Chapter Six – The Desensitization Factor and its Destructive Results
Chapter Seven – The Swimming Pool, the Doctor’s Office, the Locker Room, and the Art Museum
Chapter Eight – It’s Time to Change Clothes
Chapter Nine – The Only Place One can be Naked and Unashamed