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Publication Date: 2013
Pleasure. We live in a world obsessed with finding it, passionate about enjoying it, and desperate about maintaining it. Chief among such objects of affection are sex and moneytwo pleasures unequaled in their power to captivate our attention and demand our worship. In what is sure to become an instant classic, popular author Paul David Tripp pulls back the curtain on the lies of our flesh and the ways we distort Gods good gifts, examining the insanity of our culture and exposing our tendency to fall prey to the hollow promises of this world. In exploring how Gods grace frees us from futile pursuits, Tripp directs readers to the wisdom of God in Scripture and the liberating power of the gospel, offering practical guidance on finding true joy and enduring satisfaction.
founder and director, Eternal Perspective Ministries; author, If God Is Good and Heaven
Sex and money. Are there any other subjects that occupy our thoughts more than these? Are there any other subjects that enslave our lives more than these? Paul Tripp provides insight into how we have turned these blessings from God into bondage and how a Godward perspective is the only way that they can be put back into their proper place in service to him. All who have struggled with these issues, which includes most everyone, will find practical, biblically grounded help in these pages.
-Timothy Z. Witmer,
Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary; author, The Shepherd Leader and The Shepherd Leader at Home
Paul Tripp reaches out to those weighed down by the sexual insanity and rampant materialism of our day. With careful biblical teaching, grace, and gospel at the heart of his argument, Tripp explains that it is only when we recognize God as the unchallenged master of our hearts that everything else will be in its rightful place. As he writes, The gospel is the only reliable diagnostic when it comes to sex and money, and because it provides the only reliable diagnostic, the gospel also races us with the only truly effective cure. This is a humble, hopeful, relevant booka wonderful reminder that Jesuss way truly is easy and his burden light. I highly recommend it.
author, Unpacking Forgiveness; Pastor, The Red Brick Church, Stillman Valley, Illinois
Fresh. Honest. Real. Paul Tripp tackles the familiar snares of sex and money with fresh perspective, honest answers from Gods Word, and a real sense of our need for Gods grace. I commend this new resource to you from my friend and ministry partner.
Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel; author, Vertical Church
I always benefit from Paul Tripp's relentless focus on how the posture and beliefs of our heart are the seat of our behavior. In Sex & Money, he has taken two of the greatest idols and unmasked them against the glorious gospel. If you really want to unseat the insanity and power of lust and materialism in your life, this book will take you to the one true solutionJesus himself.
-Jay S. Thomas,
Lead Pastor, Chapel Hill Bible Church; co-author, Sex, Dating, and Relationships
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