I went to a christian school, and we went through this book in my Grade 12 Bible class. Some benefitted with some of the tips, but some of my friends who didn't struggle with the issue initially encountered difficulties with lust after reading. The descriptions are pretty provocative, and can start some bad thought processes especially for somebody who really struggles with sexual addiction.
All in all, I've found that after trying to apply their strategies and tactics, including the "starving the sumo," I found my problems only worsened. This book helped me realize that my problems came from my heart, and not just my surroundings.
If somebody's sexual sin is a result of the environment they put themselves in, this book can be very helpful. If you aren't sure why you struggle with sexual sin, I would also recommend this book, as it can help you diagnose where your temptation is really coming from.
Being somebody who is working through these issues myself, there are some things I wish I would have known before I read this book. My first recommendation to anybody who struggles with sexual sin is to speak with your pastor or some (Christian) authoritative figure in your life who can speak to your situation.
I bought this book for our, then, 14 year old son who is a believer but had a hard time with females tempting him to fit into the world view of dating and fornication against God. Since then we gave it to a 14 year old girl who was a flirt and believer. She had no idea what young men go through until she read it! My, now 15 year old son wanted another copy so he bought one for himself.
I must say this book is like porn with scripture thrown in between the sex scenes. If you or your teen or are already dealing with this issue, all it does is give you new graphic images to lust after and is a how to guide on sexual gratification. As a parent of a teenage son and daughter myself, I understand the need for straight forward talk about sex. However, it doesn't need to be straight out of the gutter to get the point across.
I was really worried about my two boys entering the world of sexual availability. It seems that today free sex is everywhere and that does not feel good at all. I saw this book and thought I would give it a go. I am so glad that I did. Written in an easy format that is difficult to put down once started. I could not believe how direct, appropriate and honest this book is. It gets to the bones of what is causing us problems in today's society. One of the best purchases I have done and feel that a lot of pressure and worry and been eliminated from me. I can now help the boys to be, and maintain being, authentic.