Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 RELATED TITLES UNIQUE SELLING POINTS 978-0-8254-4417-3 • $16.99 Paperback • 5.5 x 8.5 • 208 pages Christian Ministry / Preaching Kregel Ministry • Rights: World Available Practical help in comforting victims and convicting victimizers in the same sermon Today’s church has sadly failed to minister to men and women deeply affected by porn, abortion, rape, casual sex, a sexless marriage, same-sex attraction, or childhood sexual abuse. Church leaders know these broken people sit in their pews. What they don’t know is what to say to them. Those who would speak out directly from the pulpit worry that they will be unwise or insensitive, whatever their intent to the contrary. They may even fear being fired and losing their ministry altogether. The truth is that seminary curriculums rarely prepare preach- ers to talk about sex in their sermons. Despite the pervasiveness of sexual wounds in the church, preachers tend to either ignore them andsaynothingorabhorthemwithoutnuanceandcondemn.Sam Serio posits a powerful and necessary middle ground: preaching that offers forgiveness, transformation, and restoration. Sensitive Preaching to the Sexually Hurting is a ready-to-use resource written from a preaching perspective. Serio examines the causes and consequences of the seven most difficult sexual issues of today. Moreover, he provides appropriate wording to use in crafting sermons, along with corresponding Scripture texts. He examines how preachers can prepare their churches, their hearts, and their sermons for the topic, and how these can all work together to build a healthier future for their congregations and the wider church body. Sam Serio, DMin, is a Christian counselor, author, speaker, and teacher. He has pastored several churches on the East Coast. Dr. Serio lives in Alpharetta, Georgia. www.kregel.com | 25 | MINISTRY ISBN 978-0-8254-4417-3 9 7 8 0 8 2 5 4 4 4 1 7 3 Sensitive Preaching to the Sexually Hurting Sam Serio Sexual Intimacy in Marriage 978-0-8254-2437-3 • $16.99 •  Includes sermon excerpts on the topics considered •  Provides real-life examples and everyday church situations •  Material’s efficacy has been tested in the author’s speaking ministry and on websites with thousands of distinct visitors Hot Buttons Sexuality Edition 978-0-8254-4242-1 • $11.99