The Abstinence Teacher

The Abstinence Teacher

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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Ruth Ramsey is the human sexuality teacher at the local high school. Her daughter's soccer coach, Tom Mason, is a former bad boy who hit rock bottom and was saved. Now a member of the local evangelical Christian church that sees Ruth Ramsey and her sex ed classes as a target, the two become bitter adversaries. But when controversy on the soccer field forces them to actually talk to each other, an uneasy friendship begins to develop.
Publisher: [North Kingstown, R.I.] : BBC Audiobooks America, p2007.
ISBN: 9780792751144
0792751140
Summary: Ruth Ramsey is the human sexuality teacher at the local high school. Her daughter's soccer coach, Tom Mason, is a former bad boy who hit rock bottom and was saved. Now a member of the local evangelical Christian church that sees Ruth Ramsey and her sex ed classes as a target, the two become bitter adversaries. But when controversy on the soccer field forces them to actually talk to each other, an uneasy friendship begins to develop.

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JudithE
Jun 28, 2014

The book is engagingly written and captures human situations with realism.
However, as an atheist, I was uncomfortable with the lengthy spiritual content, and I suspect that a fundamentalist would be uncomfortable with the gay and sexual content.

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