For twenty-five years it held me in its grasp. Ever squeezing the life out of me, pornography was one of the greatest hurdles in my spiritual life to overcome. From the age of 8 years until the age of 33, I fought the demons and chose to lose often. Even after salvation at the age of 30, the temptations never left. In fact, Iï¿½m still tempted. Not a week goes by that at least once Satan doesnï¿½t poke at me with this ï¿½fiery dartï¿½.
This is one of the resources that I feel confident sharing with other men who struggle in the area of sexual sin. As a pastor, I have dealt with many men who battle at the altar of sexual idolatry. Steve Gallagher has provided a tool that will aid in freeing those men. It is divided into four parts: The Problem, The Right Course, The Influences and The Way Out. A workbook can also be purchased that provides questions to cultivate proper biblical thinking in the area of sexual sin.
Used in conjunction with an accountability partner – someone who can encourage you in your walk – I think this resource will move you quickly to the point of confession and repentance. It is, at times, a heavy book to read. Only the committed will reach the end. There are graphic illustrations used in a proper way that demonstrate the grace of God and the wrath and justice of God.
Pornography is the cancer that is eating the church alive. We are dying from the inside out. If you, a friend or family member struggles with sexual sin, don’t think twice about buying this book. Steve Gallagher also has a wonderful “live-in” ministry that provides Christian counseling from a biblical worldview. If you came to me looking for help in the area of sexual sin, you possibly would leave my office with a copy of At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry.
(I’d give it 3 boots – due to some illustrations that have to be used, but can cause some men to struggle. Also, there was one part that I disagreed with – however, overall, it’s a great resource.)