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4.81 stars, based on 72 reviews
  The Definitive Christian Work on Sexual AddictionLiving 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...

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Challenging Book

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Our men's church group is going through this book so it was recommended to all of us by the church leadership. The author pounds on the need for sexual purity and the hope for those addicted to sex. He is honest about his own immorality. He stresses that this addiction is a life long fight. He addresses immorality of any form. I found the book challenging morally and sound scriptually. I disagreed with him only in a few minor points in exegesis. He is the more of the throw a verse at it, rather than exegete a whole passage, but he does use a lot a scripture. He focuses on you must hate the sin. You must place God absolutely first in your life: above your reputation and above your embarassment before you can conquer the sin. Only God can bring a man to this point in his life. The principles are simple and are hard to implement, but I believe them to be sound. If nothing else the author challenges you to really think about what it means not to be conformed to the world.


Decent book

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I had to read this book for a Bible college class. I found it okay and relatively interesting, although I can't say I gleaned a lot of new information/knowledge. It is an easy read and written for men (I am a woman). Written by a man who is now living in freedom from a sexual addiction, there were some good insights, although nothing profound (I thought). The scripture he used was very good, although I thought he used some verses repetitively. He said a few times that he had a 5 step process/plan for gaining freedom from an addiction, but he never clarified them in the book, leaving the reading wondering what they were or which helpful things he listed were they. I really appreciated chapters 12 and 15, in which Gallagher acknowledged that it is a spiritual battle and there are spiritual forces which we battle against. Not every Western/American Christian counselor will acknowledge that, even though it is scriptural and real. Overall, decent book.


Every man's problem

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I have read several books that tell of the problem all men struggle with: sexual idolatry or at least lust. Christians are no different!In my opinion, every Christian man ought to read this book. This book grabs the bull by the horns, and in a Biblical way. You'll be fully satisfied with this book!


Everyone should read this...

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The book was a gift for a family member. It deals with the root issues of many of the problems people struggle with on a daily basis and is recommended for all adults...I have not personally read it, it was recommended by another family member who had just finished reading it. The book has, literally, changed his life and helped him to see areas of his past that needed to be dealt with.


excellent

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great book for those who struggle with sexual issues - have used numerous times during counseling sessions...have even bought and given away this book.