The Talk is an excellent resource that provides a step-by-step, biblically-based approach to talking with your children about sexuality. In our sexually saturated culture, our children are in danger of being introduced to sexual misinformation and secularized values about sex at a very early age.
Rainbow Savior (RS), by Rev. Monday, is an extremely helpful book for the Christian community and the homosexual. A Christian can use this as a reliable guide through the minefields of the homosexual debate. RS addresses the struggling homosexual in Part I with a call to return back to Christ, the loving and forgiving God. Part II speaks to the Christian congregation as they face the issues surrounding homosexuality.
Why does the fool return to porn? This book discusses the AAA Engine – Accessibility, Anonymity and Affordability – that make is so easy. Our reviewer describes the rest of the story as the author gives Biblical guidance for those caught in the cycle and trying to get out.
I read Love Must be Tough (LMBT) about 20 years ago and recently reread it. Dr. Dobson, the author, is a Christian psychologist and was a host on a popular Christian radio show beginning in the late 70’s and into 2000. His book, LMBT, provides helpful direction for troubled families, and in particular married couples.
One of the great difficulties the church faces in talking about sex is the pervasive attitude that the only real barriers to sex are age and consent. Thus the only way to sin sexually is to have sex with someone who is unwilling or underage, or to have sex with one person while there is still a commitment to another. Even then, we don’t call it “adultery,” we call it “cheating;” the same word we use for not following a diet or the rules of a game.
Perhaps the best way to describe Prayer by Philip Yancey is by using the adjectives “devotional” and “slow.” Prayer cannot be rushed. It requires the slowing down of activity and a contemplative mind. “Contemplative” is another useful adjective to describe Yancey’s examination of Christian prayer. Through careful attention to the realities of daily life, as well as to God’s promises as they are applied to daily life, Yancey dissects Christian prayer with a raw honesty that resonates with the reader.
If your world has been turned upside down and your heart shattered from finding out that your loved one, whom you have trusted, has lied and deceived you and is suffering from sex-addiction, this book was written with you in mind. The collection of writings from various authors who wrote this book seek to help you as you work through the questions and confusion you must be feeling.
Kathy Gallagher is a woman whose husband was not only addicted to porn, but addicted to other sexual sins as well. Steve, her husband, would often hire prostitutes while Kathy was working in addition to his porn addiction. Since then, Steve has left that life style, and he and Kathy have set up Pure Life Ministries. This ministry is geared toward counseling men who have sexual addictions along with counseling the hurting wife.
When I selected this book for reading and review, I will honestly admit, I was out to debunk what I thought would be another book promoting humanistic philosophies of self-esteem. When I saw the title, red flags appeared. I assumed it was the kind of Christian self-help book what would promote the Laws of good works over the Gospel of Jesus’ redemption and forgiveness. Happily, I was mistaken – feeling great relief that Mr. McGee placed the sole emphasis on Christ. “…the point is clear that Christ is the source of our security; Christ is the basis of our worth; Christ is the only one who promises and never fails.”
What do you do after the unthinkable happens? When the peace of life is ravaged by sexual assault and your identity and worth seem to have been destroyed, where do you turn?
Porn changes your brain. The vast advances in neuroscience in recent years have uncovered the tragic results of pornography usage on the brain and body itself. Neuroscientist William Struthers explains just a few of the effects in this worthy read.
Over the past decade in ministry, Pastor Bill Monday has encountered many Christian people struggling with how to rightly address the issue of homosexuality. Out of love for his members and Christians beyond his congregation, Pastor Monday has set out to address this issue systematically in Rainbow Savior with a pastoral heart from a first person perspective.
The authors tackle the tough issue of homosexuality in a firm but loving way through the clear context of Scripture and also retell Scott’s exodus from the gay lifestyle back to Christ. They avoid judgment and stereotypes by delicately balancing biblical law and gospel to provide encouragement to all believers who struggle with any temptation, not just homosexuality. The book also provides hope and support for those who, just as Scott did, seek to turn away from a life of homosexuality.
While always good intentioned, many ministries, books, and articles designed to help Christians escape the trap of pornography are simply spiritually-packaged self-help sermons. “Porn is bad,” they say, “so stop looking at it!”
This is not one of those books.
In my opinion, Sex Is Not The Problem (Lust Is) may be the best book on the market today to help us in our struggle against the enslavement of sexual sin. It is good not just because of its practical advice, but because of the stress which the author, Joshua Harris, usually gives to the Grace of God. The Gospel shines forth throughout most of this book in a way that is not found in many of the other books on the subject of sexual sin.