Saturday, December 22, 2012

Library blog showcases Moore's The Soul of Sex

Friday on its blog, California's Union City Library posts an early review, "The Soul of Sex / Thomas Moore". Moore's book The Soul of Sex: Cultivating Life as an Act of Love was published in 1998. In reference to Moore's book Care of the Soul, the review states, "Moore’s approach was satisfyingly 'soulful' in the sense that he emphasized the wisdom and integration that can come when we accept and cultivate the desires of our bodies and imaginations instead of seeking transcendence. Here, Moore uses the same rich trove of learning to explore many facets of sex, in fantasy, in the lure of the body and in the whole range of our relationships from marriage to the workplace."

The review concludes, "In Moore’s analysis, Jesus is epicurean in his love of life, and each of us can expand our vision of sexuality to include the energy that creates beauty and builds friendships and community. While lacking the verve and economy of Care of the Soul, Moore’s latest work educates as it entertains."