Sexual impurity is EVERY man's battle. God has a lot to say about it in His Word - so pay attention. I don't care who you are or your place in life as all men have this innate problem to lust, fantasize, covet and a lot more. My problem has been going on for over 55 years. I bought the first edition at a Promise Keepers
Rally in 1999 but never read it until November 2011. What a waste of years! The information and study guide in this book has helped me kick the habits I've created. Thanks be to God for helping me kick those but it's not a one-time deal. I wish it was so but because it's not, each day is a new battle of sorts, more like a skirmish but a fight none the less. Each and every time one of my old issues pops up, I deal with it right then and there through prayer. God will and does honor those who seek to be free of it so keep a very short list. We are at war with the unseen forces of evil. Remember the old bracelets, WWJD? Flip it around so it says DJWW. It translates to Devil Just Won't Win!!! I'm so glad to be on the wining side! So I depend on God each and every day for victory over sexual impurity. It's not easy nor pretty but man is it worth it. The Men's Group in my church is doing the book and workbook at my urging. Some have done it, others have not. But I fully believe that sexual impurity is one of the biggest issues that holds back the Holy Spirit in many churches. Thanks be to God that my pastors have gone through this study and are free of this bondage. Lives are forever changed and marriages transformed for the good. The Holy Spirit is going gang busters in and through the congregation. Man, what an exciting place to be.
After several years of seeing this book on the book shelves at my local retailer and hearing good things about it, I figured it was time to read Every Man's Battle by Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker. I had not heard much about the content other than it is a must read for men and young men should read Every Young Man's Battle. What I appreciated from the start with this book is the blatant honesty with which the authors tackle a very difficult subject. Often messages and books will dance around this subject matter and not give you the details. This book is different and to me was refreshing. There are six parts to this book and the first two deal with the explanation of who we are and how we got to where we are with candor that is unprecedented. Sharing stories along with the facts grips the reader from the start. What I appreciated most though was the following 4 parts that summarize victory over the battle. Some of the simplest things that men, including myself, take for granted as "normal" are challenged. There is great Biblical counsel as well throughout the book and the authors are intentional about laying a foundation of faith in this battle; without it their is not victory. I would love to lay out some of my favorite principles in this review but they would take awhile to explain. Do yourself a favor and get this book men; it will have an impact on how you see the world and how you view women that will last a lifetime.
I received this copy of the book as part of the Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group's Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review and was not required to give a positive review.