Holy Libido, Batman…

OK… this is the press release for a new book called Holy Libido… creating passionate life in God.

Has this provocative title crossed the line?  Or do you find it humorous?

Author Roderick Lee Smith uses refreshing humor and a bit of wisdom to take on the challenging topic of developing an intimate relationship with our Creator

SEATTLE, May 20, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — It seems that books espousing intimate relationships are all the rage today. So how about a book that fans into flame our deepest desire for an intimate relationship with God? According to author Rod Smith, we were designed for a life of splendor, and we experience a hint of the original splendor as we allow the passionate Spirit of God to flow freely in our lives. Throughout the pages of “Holy Libido”, readers will be amused one moment, and moved to tears the next by stories of both triumph and tragedy. They will be compelled to pursue an “all in” relationship with God as they learn about the importance of removing the spiritual debris that has accumulated over the years.

Smith grew up as a country boy, and has always had a heart for adventure. And he has always enjoyed the “tension” questions about God’s plan for us while we’re here on earth. His life has been tempered with both deep trials and hard-fought victories, all of which have made him a man deeply in love with God. After obtaining a PhD from Purdue University, Dr. Smith became a marriage and family therapist. During his nearly twenty years as a therapist, he encountered many people who shared in the struggle to find a transparent and fulfilling relationship with God.

“Holy Libido” inspires readers to abandon the lies of the Enemy, and get on with allowing God to be God in our lives. Smith goes places that many fear to go, and does so in a way that is both entertaining and inspiring.

Read more here…

What do you think?  Should the word ‘libido’ be used when talking about our relationship with God?



  • Fred May 20, 2013 Reply

    If it’s OK to say I am having sex with God, then it’s OK. If it’s not OK to say I am having sex with God then it’s not OK. It’s not the first time I have heard something like this several times before in music, books and etc. It’s just another gimmick to draw attention and make money.

    • Ryan May 23, 2013 Reply

      [li-bee-doh] Show IPA

      noun, plural li·bi·dos.
      Psychoanalysis . all of the instinctual energies and desires that are derived from the id.

      Try again Fred. You seem to think you are more intelligent than you actually are.

    • Aaron May 23, 2013 Reply

      I don’t think that word means what you think it means 😉 The word libido, by definition has absolutely nothing to do with sex. I happen to know a bit about the author, and I can assure you it’s no gimmick. I’d suggest reading the book, and then forming your opinion…

  • Rod Smith May 23, 2013 Reply

    Hey Todd ~ Thank you for posting the press release for Holy Libido! As I mention in the book, our words are the palette we use to paint a mental picture of whatever it is we are trying to communicate. And words are symbols that cause images to pop up in our brains.

    Granted, the word “libido” has always been associated with a sexual kind of energy – or drive – in our life. However, it seems that Ryan has taken the time to look a little deeper to discover the broader meaning of the word. And I believe that if Fred takes the time to read the book, he, too, will discover that a passionate drive to connect can be applied in a number of ways.

    May God instill in our readers a craving for God that blows past the comfort and complacency in our lives!

    Rod Smith, author of Holy Libido

    • Aaron May 23, 2013 Reply

      Todd, in response to your question, I personally think the title of the book is genius! Rod is challenging us to crave a relationship with God as much as we crave our next breath of air. I love it!

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