Friday, February 26, 2010

Book Review: Pure Desire

Book Review: Pure Desire by Ted Roberts

Porn. Sexual addiction. These are not topics most Christians (and churches) like to think or talk about but the truth is that there are literally millions of men and women who struggle with them. And if it's not you it's certainly people you know. Guilt, self loathing, and bondage. Pure Desire is written by a pastor who chose to do something about it. Chronicling his own battles with addiction and his courageous choice to share his story and offer hope to his congregation, Robert's book is both inspirational and hopeful.

The main focus of Pure Desire is in the healing and restoration of healthy, loving, and holy relationships with God, self, and others. Roberts argues that sexual addiction is a symptom of a deeper relational problem. Pure Desire presents a way out of this trap that really works if you want to follow it. No, its not easy or quick, because true healing in this area takes time, a lot of time actually. If you are struggling with sexual addiction, you need to do something different like reading this book (and others like it) and getting help. I like this book and although it tries to be a lot of things for a lot of different kind of readers, it succeeds in presenting a unique blend of theology and psychology in helping those with the noose of sexual addiction around their neck get free. I rate it 4 out of 5 ninja stars.

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