I bought this book despite some of the reviews that warned about the content. I decided to proofread this book just to be on the safe side. After reading the first few pages, I was already convinced that this book is in no way appropriate for either of my 14 year old boys! It is very explicit in the information. The author uses very suggestive language and gives details that should not be used when speaking to young teens. This book is more suited for older teens/early 20's. I think the author had the right intentions but got carried away very early on in writing this book. I strongly encourage anyone considering ordering this book to proof read it before presenting it to your son. Also, this does NOT come with a work book like it says on the book.
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.