About the Author
Ashley Chesnut serves as the Associate Young Adult Minister
at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. She has a
Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School and a Certificate of
Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
While Ashley has a passion for discipling young women, she also
loves her city and has written a children's book about it called
Down in the Ham: A Child's Guide to Downtown Birmingham.
When she's not at the church or meeting with girls, you can
probably find her at the farmer's market or trying some new local
"Having served alongside Ashley Chesnut for years in the church, I
have seen her help so many women experience abundant life in
relationship with Jesus. That's why I am so glad Ashley has written
this book that addresses critical topics we rarely talk about in
the church with biblical precision, personal compassion, and
practical application. I commend this book with confidence that you
will be served, encouraged, comforted, equipped, helped, and cared
for in ways you don't even realize you need."
- David Platt, Lead Pastor at McLean Bible Church, Founder of
"For many women in the church carrying the burden, shame,
confusion, and battle of sexual sin, this book will be a light in
the darkness leading them straight to Christ. I praise God for
Ashley's willingness and obedience to do the hard work and write
It's Not Just You.
Ashley writes through a biblical, gospel
lens, giving a deeper understanding to the roots of sexual sin
struggles as well as hope and tangible wisdom leading women towards
freedom that is found in Jesus."
- Gretchen Saffles, Author of The Well-Watered Woman: Rooted
in Truth, Growing in Grace, Flourishing in Faith, Founder of
"You may not hear many sermons on the topic of sexual sin, but
don't be fooled. The problems and struggles women face on this
subject are sitting in your pews every Sunday. Ministry leaders
need to set aside their fear of talking about sex and begin
conversations that could transform lives. Ashley's book is a good
place to start and a good resource for your leadership library. Not
only will you learn a biblical approach to address sexual sin, but
you'll be equipped to meet with women where they are and help them
find biblical truths that will set them free."
- Kelly King, Manager of Magazines/Devotional Publishing and
Women's Ministry Training at Lifeway Christian Resources
"Books written by men and for men on purity and sexual sin abound,
but where do women turn when they suffer from sexual brokenness?
The answer is a deafening silence. It's Not Just You
addresses sexual sin and brokenness with compassion, clarity, and
conviction. Ashley tackles the most pressing issues of female
sexuality with a refreshing directness that is matched by her
tenderness and grace. You'll want to read this book because the
Gospel is on every page. You'll grow from reading this book, not
just in the area of understanding God-given sexuality, but in
knowing how to live a life of surrender to Christ."
- Dr. Tate Cockrell, the Associate Professor of Counseling &
Director of DMin Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological