"This book is highly recommended . . . so, if you're
in the mood for an interesting read, pick this book up and read it . . . Guaranteed,
by the end of the book you will know some interesting facts . . ."
Flame - 11/7/06 - University of Illinois
"This is a very important
book for Christians . . . Overall this is a great book . . ."
Site Book Review - 11/22/06 - University of Indiana
say that Sex, Lies, and the Bible, if widely read will end up being a lot of different
things to a lot of different people . . . Whether you agree or disagree with what
[the author] has to say, this book will definitely blow your mind. If nothing
else, it points out some interesting facts that you probably won't learn anywhere
The Standard - 11/14/06 - Southwest Missouri State University
"An interesting book . . . [The author] has a sense of humor and is quite
comfortable discussing these socially taboo acts . . . It is a must read . . .
[so] . . . go ahead and read it . . . it'll make you think about why you believe
and what you do, while getting a laugh or two in the process."
Rebel Yell - 11/06/06 - University of Nevada
Sex: a topic surrounded by so much taboo and controversy that are some are afraid
to discuss it . . . Sex, Lies, and the Bible aims to dispel the illusions and
lies . . . [the author] . . . drives his point across and works his thesis down
to the bone . . . [so much so] . . . that readers may find it hard to ignore his
arguments. In the end, Sex, Lies, and the Bible is a labor of love in its rawest
Northeaster News - 11/29/06 - Northeastern University
"At first glance, the book may look like another dig on Christianity
lifestyles . . . [but] . . . this is not the case . . . [the author] wants to
look at an even deeper level of Christianity - one that looks at the validity
of Christ's conversation with the people he is said to have talked to . . . While
[the author] has no sexology credentials . . . this does not make him any less
credible . . ."
Mustang Daily - 11/15/06 - California Polytechnic
"[The author's] knowledge of the Bible, as well
as Christian scholars who have influenced perceptions, seems extensive and impressive
. . . His style has a steady flow, making it easy to read and understand, and
he makes some interesting points . . . Overall . . . it's a worthy read."
Daily Nebraskan - 12/7/06 - University of Nebraska
Lies, and the Bible is a comprehensive look at the history of Christianity's misinterpretation
of God's word . . . The key theme . . . is that 'controllers' pick and choose
from God's word as [to which] laws to follow. . . . The idea that the teachings
of the Church may not truly reflect the lessons of the Bible is unsettling to
some . . . [but] . . . 'I enjoy reading controversial material that makes you
The Northeastern - 1/16/07 - Northeastern State University
"So what's the truth - are masturbation, adultery, prostitution, incest,
homosexuality and bestiality as verboten as we've been led to believe? . . . Read
this and find out."
Mensa Bulletin: The Magazine of American Mensa
- February 2007, Number 502
"A serious-minded exploration of heated
debate subjects, that demands individuals to justify the rules for governing sexual
behavior properly and thoroughly, not just with the unthinking belief that they
should behave in such a manner because the Bible says so."
Book Review - March 6, 2007
"Sex, Lies and the Bible makes a
compelling case for governing sexual conduct with rules established through serious
discussion rather than religious teaching."
Conscience: The Newsjournal
of Catholic Opinion - Autumn 2007, Vol. XXVIII - No. 3
by Francis D. "Frank" Ritter, CLI, Sex, Lies, and the Bible: How Human Sexual
Behavior is Controlled Through the Corruption of the Bible is a strident denouncement
of humans' use of the Bible to condemn and restrict human sexual behavior. Dubbing
those who would use sacred texts to instruct others in what is and is not appropriate
sexually as "controllers", Sex, Lies, and the Bible takes the stance that neither
masturbation, incest, adultery, prostitution, homosexuality, or bestiality are
necessarily crimes prohibited that the Bible - that these acts were not necessarily
denounced by the Old Testament, or in some cases, Jesus Christ himself. It should
be noted that despite the author's questioning of the taboos of incest and bestiality,
Sex, Lies, and the Bible absolutely does not condone or justify any form of rape,
and only defends consensual acts (in the case of animals, consent is implied by
an animal's craving to mate, often seen during specific seasons for individual
species). A serious-minded exploration of heated debate subjects, that demands
individuals to justify the rules for governing sexual behavior properly and thoroughly,
not just with the unthinking belief that they should behave in such a manner because
the Bible says so."
Small Press Book Watch
The Midwest Book
Review - March 2007
"Most of us who've had some degree of religious
education know that Jesus saved a prostitute from being stoned to death, forgiving
her and telling he to "Go and sin no more." Well, that's nothing - according to
Frank [Ritter, the author]. God and the Bible grant free license to us to do whatever
our hearts desire. But the religious "controllers" - Moses and St. Paul, for starters
- "decided that human sexuality and preferences had to be reined in and subjugated
. . . they knew better than God what sexual activity humans should be allowed
to engage in, and to what extent that activity would be allowed to be enjoyed."
To make matters worse, the creators of the King James Bible added their own brand
of sexual censorship. So what's the truth - are masturbation, adultery, prostitution,
incest, homosexuality and bestiality as verboten as we've been led to believe?
Why was Christ mostly silent about such matters? Read this and find out."
The Magazine of American Mensa
Number 502 - February
"Ritter argues that the Bible has been used throughout history
to control and condemn a variety of sexual behaviors, from masturbation to bestiality,
when in reality most were not forbidden in the Old Testament or by Jesus. Sex,
Lies and the Bible makes a compelling case for governing sexual conduct with rules
established through serious discussion rather than religious teaching."
The Newsjournal of Catholic Opinion
Vol. XXVIII - No. 3 - Autumn 2007