Since October 2011, my colleague Erik and I have been working to craft a youth- and young adult-friendly biblical purity curriculum out of Dr. Ritva Williams grant-funded research on the topic. The result of our collaboration is called Wholeness Holiness. Its an eight lesson curriculum that includes comprehensive leader guides, engaging student sheets, images, movie clips, and lots of other supplemental resources that can be utilized right out of the box.1
Ritvas research sought to reclaim the word purity to encompass all of the oft-ignored aspects of biblical purity. These include temporary contact impurity, ingested impurity, how purity practices have changed throughout time, what you should or should not wear or tattoo on your body, etc. Now, just one of the eight lessons is about sex and sexuality, and this is intentional — the idea of biblical purity includes sex and sexuality but is by no means limited to it, regardless of what you may be lead to believe while browsing the ailes of your local Christian bookstore.
Needless to say, we are really excited about this resource and look forward to getting it into the hands of church leaders.
And so (as you no doubt surmised by the graphic leading this post) were offering a 12 Days of Wholeness Holiness sale starting on Christmas Day, which sale allows you to purchase the curriculum for as low as $25, which is over 55% off the full retail price.
I encourage you to poke around the Wholeness Holiness website to read some reviews, and take a look at whats included in the curriculum, including a free download of lesson four, Loving the Skin You’re In: Purity on Display.
For continued updates on Wholeness Holiness be sure to follow @BiblicalPurity on Twitter and on Facebook.
- The phrase right out of the box is a bit of a misnomer, however, since the whole curriculum is delivered as a digital download.