The Definitive Christian Work on Sexual Addiction
Living in the 21st century is like swimming in a sea of sensuality. With no possibility of insulating themselves from sexual temptation, countless numbers of Christian men are drowning in this bottomless ocean of lust.
Many men have tried everything they can to find the freedom they are longing for….So why do so few find it?
In At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry, Steve Gallagher:
• Exposes the real roots of sexual addiction
• Clearly marks the path to a victorious life
• Affirms the authority of God's Word through personal testimony
In the most comprehensive treatment of sexual addiction available, Gallagher shows men how to destroy the idol of lust and paves the way for a radical transformation of their heart and life.
“This book has a straightforward, biblical approach to the sensuality of our culture. It dares us to believe that sexual addictions of any kind can be overcome through deep repentance, spiritual warfare and accountability. Thankfully, it does not just analyze how pagan our culture has become but also shows how we can walk down a different path to purity and freedom. This book is direct, helpful and hopeful for all who have been led to believe that victory over sensual sins is not possible.”
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer, Pastor Emeritus, Moody Church, Chicago
“At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry is one of the best books out there on this topic. I recommend that you get this book.”
Beverly LaHaye, Concerned Women for America
“Our world ‘experts’ have diagnosed sin as psychological and prescribed therapy, physiological and prescribed drugs, societal and prescribed support groups. They have missed the one key element to any diagnosis of aberrant behavior. This important element that our world’s experts have missed is the key teaching in Steve Gallagher’s book At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry. Steve has delved into the root cause of all sexual deviancy, and reveals with his characteristic clarity: all sin is first and foremost spiritual. And because the diagnosis is accurate the prescription Steve presents is both accurate and life-changing: the gospel. In reading this book we learn what the world does not know, and we discover the solution the world does not provide. I highly recommend this book!”
Mike Cleveland, Founder and President of Gospel Growth Ministries
“Far more than any book I have encountered, At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry cuts right to the heart of the problem. Steve Gallagher has finally given the evangelical world a book that uses the Word of God to deal with this terrible epidemic.”
Robert K. Wetmore, Professor of Theology at Toccoa Falls College
“Over 20 years ago, when I was just beginning to plant a church, a friend gave me a copy of Steve Gallagher’s book, At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry, and I couldn’t put it down. As a pastor and biblical counselor I was thrilled to see someone address this issue so honestly, so biblically, and so helpfully and hopefully. Books on sexual problems abound today but most never get to the heart of the problem like Steve does. This is a book you’ll want to read and re-read if you really want to help people get free from sexual sin. Steve recognizes that sexual sin is false worship, so he goes after the sin beneath the sin, which is the only way anyone really finds power and freedom to turn from their sin and live for the glory of God. Read it and pass it on to others.”
Brad Bigney, Pastor of Grace Fellowship Church, author of Gospel Treason – Betraying the Gospel with Hidden Idols
“Evangelical Christianity is indebted to Steve Gallagher for turning the pain of his past into a path toward purity for those in bondage to sexual idolatry.”
Dr. Richard Dobbins, Founder, Emerge Ministries
“Sexual addicts destroy their lives and the lives of those closest to them. Despite the pain, hope is not lost. Redemption and forgiveness are available through the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. The ongoing work of God in a person’s life results in change—even among the hardest addict. Thankfully, the Lord has used Steve Gallagher, Pure Life Ministries, and At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry as instruments in His hands for decades to communicate this message of hope. This book not only helps those in the midst of sexual addiction, but helps to equip the church to help those with sexual addiction.”
Rob Green, Ph.D., Pastor of Counseling and Seminary Ministries at Faith Church, Lafayette, IN
“As Christians, we are to present our bodies as living sacrifices, but this can only be done by first presenting our minds to God and putting off our idolatrous tendencies to worship ourselves. While genuine Christian men desire to worship God, the fact that we are a living sacrifice—one with a depraved nature—makes us susceptible to crawling off the altar and turning to idols. In this book, Steve Gallagher skillfully exposes one of the most prominent idols of our age: sexual perversion. He clearly presents from Scripture God’s plan for men to guard their hearts from temptation and sin and rightly praises the beauty and incredible benefits of sexual intimacy as God intends. This book and its detailed discussion are desperately needed in our homes and in our churches. The message is urgent yet simple: when sex is used as a means of glorifying self, it defiles, impairs, and destroys intimate relationships, but when sex is used and guarded as a means of worshiping God, it is an amazing gift that uniquely strengthens the covenant of marriage by revealing the love and holiness of God.”
Dr. Daniel R. Berger II, Author, Speaker, and Director of Alethia International Ministries