Open Embrace: A Protestant Couple Rethinks Contraception  -     By: Sam Torode, Bethany Torode
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Open Embrace: A Protestant Couple Rethinks Contraception

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2002 / Paperback

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In this bold critique of modern ideas about sex, marriage, and contraception, Sam and Bethany Torode set forth a vision that is fresh for our times yet rooted in centuries of Christian tradition. Weaving together a sound theology of spousal love with honest information and personal insight, this book offers a compelling alternative to the unquestioned use of contraception. The Torodes challenge modern lifestyles and popular wisdom about how soon to have children, how many are desirable, and how to prevent them, while still recognizing that the number of children each family can best support will vary. Open Embrace is far more than a case against contraception--it is a positive affirmation of fertility, childbearing, and prudent self-control. Couples who practice Natural Family Planning, as advocated in this book, cooperate with God's design for their bodies, making wise decisions about family size without losing respect for the mystery and meaning of sex. Whether one agrees or disagrees with its conclusions, Open Embrace is a rewarding read for all engaged and married couples seeking to sharpen their moral discernment.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0802839738
ISBN-13: 9780802839732
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In a fresh vision of love, sex, and marriage, the Torodes challenge the widespread acceptance of contraception and offer a model of family planning that celebrates new life and respects our bodies' God-given design.

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  1. Ty
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    May 1, 2010
    Ty
    The problem with this book is that it is poorly argued and self contradictory. The NFP method is a form of birth control. The author's eventually rejected their own position. For a better treatment of birth control, see Bryan C. Hodge, "The Christian Case Against Contraception: Making the Case From Historical, Biblical, Systematic, and Practical Theology & Ethics" (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2010).
  2. Keri Wright
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 25, 2009
    Keri Wright
    I'm a big reader and this was a life changing book for me, one of the best things I've ever read.
  3. Ashley Dixon
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    January 27, 2009
    Ashley Dixon
    I thought the book was a good, Biblical sound viewpoint into something that is "culturally" not accepted today. I was not sure if the Natural Family Planning is Biblical or not, though. Overall, I liked the book. It motivated me to research the topic more in depth.
  4. Vanessa Peters
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    August 13, 2003
    Vanessa Peters
    This book is a perfect little size to read in one sitting, or by chapters with your spouse as a devotion. It is also ideal for passing along to almost any friend or family member without feeling like you've given them too much too read or something that is too "high brow". It is intellectually stimulating and pleasurable; profound, yet simple; refreshing, but still convicting. While strong and direct, the Torodes manner of communicating their ideas is not offensive or proud. So, even though I had some points of disagreement, I was not turned off. Overall, this book articulates the truth that has been on my heart waiting to be heard. Thank you, Sam and Bethany, for getting the word out and not letting your age inhibit you from speaking God's truth. I'm going to order several copies to start passing out!
  5. Gary Kersey
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    April 9, 2003
    Gary Kersey
    It's gotten way beyond tiring listening to the anti-contraceptive crowd as they try to align their own self interests with scripture. I have a real original message for you - let's try and love the people that are around us now - the poor, the hungry, the homeless. It's sad to see the gullible once again make a diety out of the god of fertility.
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Author/Artist Review

Author: Sam & Bethany Torode
Located in: South Wayne, Wisconsin
Submitted: October 30, 2001

    Tell us a little about yourself.  We live and work at home in rural Wisconsin, with our newborn son.

    What was your motivation behind this project?  Growing up in Evangelical households, neither of us was taught to oppose contraception on principle. But as we prepared for marriage, we realized that in order for love to flourish, we would have to grow in knowledge and respect for each other's bodies--not just our minds and souls. We wondered: shouldn't the female fertility cycle, which was created by God, be respected when it comes to sex? Is it healthy to suppress fertility through artificial methods? Our book describes how we came to answer these and other questions.

    Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know:  If you have any questions or comments, please contact us through our website, www.torodedesign.com.

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