In After the Revolution, David J. Ayers provides the Christian heirs of the sexual revolution a resource to understand their challenges and social context to find a way forward. Drawing on social sciences and history, Ayers traces recent worldview shifts in the United States. The historic Christian understanding of sex and marriage has been supplanted. And sexual confusion has infiltrated the church, especially influencing younger Christians.
The church can uniquely and compassionately support sexual faithfulness and flourishing, but we need to reject formulas, surefire methods, and judgmentalism. Instead, we must recover a positive vision for Christian sexuality, singleness, and marriage that is firmly grounded in God’s word.
After the Revolution is one of those resources I’d like to require for every ministry student, every parent, every pastor and every youthworker. This wonderfully readable book is an essential resource.
—Duffy Robbins, Professor of Christian Ministry, Grove City College, Grove City, PA
Dr. Ayers’ research is a welcome and much needed resource to help support such a recovery. His scholarship as a sociologist and his wisdom as a seasoned disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ allows Dr. Ayers to not only clearly describe the problems, but to offer solutions. His book is a tremendous gift to the church that informs, corrects, and encourages Christian singles to live within the blessings of biblically defined sexuality, while offering a distinct alternative to our culture’s sexual confusion.
—Nathanael Devlin, Senior Pastor, Beverly Heights Presbyterian Church
David J. Ayers is professor of sociology and former dean and interim provost of the Alva J. Calderwood School of Arts and Letters at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. He holds a PhD in sociology from New York University and is the author of Christian Marriage, Experiencing Social Research, and Investigating Social Problems. He has taught courses on marriage and family for more than thirty years.