Desire and Deceit: The Real Cost of the New Sexual Tolerance
Biblical Answers with Cultural Insight
As with anything you read by Dr. Mohler, you will be well-informed, equipped, and edified to not only give a defense for the reason for the hope that is within you (1 Peter 3:15), but to contend for the faith (Jude 3). This book overview's the American culture's moral decline (highlighting the homosexual movement so depicting Romans 1) and how we as Christians are to look at the issues with not only intellectual honesty but Biblical Truth. An excellent treatment on how we as Christians are to view sex as a gift, gender roles and identity, and the sacredness of marriage. Could not recommend it enough!
November 13, 2012
Very well written and informative
I have listened to Al Mohler but have never read any of his books until I picked up this one during a CBD sale. It was very well written and to the point which made it an easy read. Dr. Mohler did not present himself in a self-righteous manner when he was addressing the various issues. He spoke of how we are called to pray for and confront, in love, those who are unsaved and those who are caught in the ravages of sexual immorality. It was also very eye opening to see how much damage the sexual revolution has done to our world and those who promote it are somehow seen as "liberators and champions of freedom." I enjoyed this book so much that I have even given away a few copies.
September 12, 2012
Presenting an overview of the infiltration of sexual tolerance throughout society, Mohler is a trustworthy guide through the treacherous landscape of false doctrine, cultural implications, effects on manhood and the family, etc. in Desire and Deceit. Mohler fills the pages of this brief, yet vitally relevant volume with lucid, thought-provoking prose that pulls no punches. In a world filled with compromise, Mohler is anything but, clinging to Gods word as the only standard for human sexualityThough Mohler cuts to the chase and isnt afraid to step on toes, these rebuttals of todays free-for-all stance on sexuality are far from being condemning. He continually points readers towards Christ, and makes clear the fact that we are all of us sinners the sins of the heart no less damning than those of the loins. With this clearly in mind, it becomes clear that Mohlers perspective is balanced, free from legalistic overtones, and filled with grace. He seeks not to vilify those leading sexual lifestyles in contrast to Gods design, but rather to inform Christians of the dangers, and cultural ramifications inherent in accepting the all too common moral stance, Do whatever you like, as long as no one gets hurt. All of us are desperately in need of Jesus; one sin isnt more hell-worthy than another; and, with this in mind, Mohlers readers are lead into a compassionate desire to pray for those suffering in bondage.Presented as a compact hardcover, I read through Desire and Deceit rapidly. It provides a concise exploration of modern sexual mores and their Christian rebuttal while remaining charmingly readable. Mohler has been accused of writing in a scholarly voice, but I found his thoughtful reasoning charming. I wont be adding polymorphous perversity to my daily vocabulary anytime soon, but I found his work forthright and delightful to read.
July 25, 2009
This book is loaded with timely warnings and cites good sources of material. I would have liked to see more scripture references. Overall, I feel this may be a valuable read to help keep us from repeating history. But, the book seems to accentuate the negative. Maybe if we taught ourselves and our children the proper way to behave and policed what we expose ourselves to (like movies and TV shows that glorify improper relationships), we would have a better chance of defeating this temptation in our lives.
December 20, 2008