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  1. Open Embrace: A Protestant Couple Rethinks Contraception
    Open Embrace: A Protestant Couple Rethinks Contraception
    Sam Torode, Bethany Torode
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2002 / Trade Paperback
    $14.40 Retail: $16.00 Save 10% ($1.60)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews
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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
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    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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