We plan to continue updating this page with some of our favorite resources on the topic of naturism. While we do not agree with everything contained in some of these resources, we feel they are worth exploring.
NOTE: All images are hyperlinked, so click on them to heart’s content!
The Personal Manifesto of a Christian Naturist – Our first featured resource is a blog post from this very site.
PODCAST version of this blog.
Christians and Nakedness: A video we produced from David Hatton’s poem (used with permission).
Objections Video Series: A series of blogs with videos that deal with all the major objections to Christian naturism that are often repeated.
www.ReNude.Life – A site created to answer questions about nudity in the Bible which features the videos we created in our Objections Video Series.
www.nakedandunashamed.org – This was one of the first sites that Phil studied intently, having met the owner of the site online. They now enjoy a face to face friendship and Phil and the Mrs. have contributed articles on the site.
www.mychainsaregone.org – A site dedicated to breaking the chains of pornography in a way that actually works. Naturism is never mentioned on the site. Mrs. Phil discovered this site during her own research while Phil was at work after their initial discussion. It was one of the key resources that helped her understand that the freedom Phil had talked about was real. After sharing this site with Phil, he joyfully shared that the site confirmed what he had already experienced.
www.thebiblicalnaturist.blogspot.com – This site, written over several years by a personal friend, is an honest evaluation under the strictest rules of interpretation that demonstrate that God’s word supports the naturist perspective of the human body.
www.figleafforum.com – In exchange for an email address you gain access to a treasure trove of archived publications on naturism from a Christian perspective. One of our favorite resources from FLF is entitled “Apologia” which contains robust answers to 48 different objections to naturism.
Naturist Living Podcast – One of the best podcasts that discusses ethical naturism. Phil played some of the LDS episode with the Mrs. the day they had their initial discussion, because the similarity in the story presented on that episode, even though we are not LDS.
Who Told You That You Were Naked – Our friends at http://www.naturist-christians.org have put together a very helpful and concise booklet on the subject. Beautifully designed with lots of pictures and great content.
Christian Body is a book Phil and the Mrs. read in a cabin during a nude getaway. It presented many good arguments on how modesty today is so misrepresented. There was a strong case about nude societies that got messed up after missionaries went in and told them they were naked. It also angered us to learn how the church had censored art that showed/proved that nudity was no big deal in Bible times and in the early church. Read this post of quotes from the book.
Meeting at the River: Our personal friend, David L. Hatton packs a lot of teaching in a fictional parable-like narrative of a group of ancients having a baptismal celebration at a riverside completely nude, as was the practice in those days. Read this post of quotes from the book.
Who Said You Were Naked?: Articles and poems from David L. Hatton on Body Acceptance. Hatton is great in the way he shows that the pornographic view of the body and the prudish view of the body are two sides of the same coin.
Nudity & Christianity: The late Jim C. Cunningham edits a collection of articles on nudity and the Bible in this thick, but inspiring volume.
Uncovering the Image: Great short read by a minister, Bob Horrocks, and available for free by clicking on the image.
That Famous Fig Leaf: A well researched book with a lot of great info.
Muse: Naked Truth Poses Again by David L. Hatton is a wonderful novel with many important points to consider. Read this review of the book.
Chain Breakers: Personal friend R. B. Mears wrote a fascinating tale of the power of Christian naturism in the lives of a group of young people. Read my review of this book here.
Nakedness, Bodiliness and the New Creation – A paper that goes into the early church practices of nude baptism.
205 Arguments and Observations In Support of Naturism – Extensively documented with quotes, references, supporting research, and resources for further study. Compiled by K. Bacher
A BBC piece from the 1960’s with some great interviews and messaging about naturism.
The history of naturism part 1. Interesting background on the founding philosophies of organized nudism. (Includes historical photos.)
An interesting one hour interview from a religious professor with Andrew Welch of British Naturism. As it turns out, the professor is now a naturist!
Check back later for more resources!