Longwood, FL (Vocus) September 16, 2010
Fornication is a pandemic in the church today, yet too many pastors and other clergy who should address the problem don’t because they themselves are fornicating. Christians are supposed to set a standard—instead, their sexually promiscuous lifestyles mock the very God in whom they profess a belief. All the while, the numbers of people who contract AIDS and other STDS continue to escalate throughout the world, yet Christians still are having sex outside the covenant of marriage and outside of the will of God. Within the pages of Xulon Press author El Gould’s new title, Don’t Give Up the Palace for a Night, the Down Low on Fornication in the Church ($16.99, paperback, 978-1-61579-608-3; $26.99, hardcover, 978-1-61579-609-0), the author takes a serious look at why so many Christians engage in sex before marriage, and discusses issues that are kept on the down low by the church for fear of self-incrimination.
“My hope is that readers who have engaged in sex before marriage and those who have adopted a lifestyle of fornication will stop after reading my book,” the author says. “Why? Because how can we say we love God and yet we engage in a lifestyle that he has explicitly told us in His Word is wrong?”
El Gould, a single Christian who was once engaged in a lifestyle of fornication, says that she turned away from that lifestyle nine years ago and has never gone back. Bolstered by this personal experience from her own life, this book is “one of the most passionate and poignant exposés of our time about sex and promiscuity among Christian singles in the church,” she explains.
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Don’t Give Up the Palace for a Night through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Don’t Give Up the Palace for a Night is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.