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1.0 out of 5 starsCounterproductive
Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2018
Really wanted to like this book and take something from it. Instead, within the first ten pages of the book, one of the contributors gives his story but gives an exceeding amount of detail to his situation that readers, who are or once were addicts, will find triggersome, and likely will cause relapse. I read no further, so it possibly contains even more of this editing that is seemingly oblivious and ignorant of the situation it’s intended audience is in. I would highly recommend ‘pure desire’ as a very well thought out and enjoyable book for the purpose.
3.0 out of 5 starsHelpful book but reads like soft porn in places
Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2017
I think the ideas such as "true sexual purity" and "bouncing the eyes" and tips on taking control of your thought process among others is worth the price of the book many times over.
On the downside, the book unnecessarily reads like some soft porn novel when he describes in detail examples of his and others sins and temptations. Chapter one starts off on this note with such descriptions as "...two tiny triangles of tie-dyed fabric struggled to contain her ample bosom." and "My eyes feasted on this banquet of glistening flesh...". I pictured an AA meeting where the mentor describing a delicious and refreshing icy cold beer on a hot summer day. If they would write a G rated version I would feel comfortable recommending it to anyone.
1.0 out of 5 starsHavin “sex” and making “love”....big difference!
Reviewed in the United States on October 22, 2018
Sorta disappointed in this book. I’ve read the book to help a friend who is struggling and hoping to give some great advice but although I did get some points to help them I feel the book is telling guys it’s ok to take out your sexual frustrations out with your wife! ! Your wife is not a puppet or doll to satisfy your every whim whether you think your being the best Christian or not! Meds are what you need whether you think so or not! Being a Christian or not if pornography is your problem shut it down...don’t use it on your wife ! Making love “with” your wife is what you should get from the Bible about your wife... not having “sex” with your wife because you have a sexual problem! I won’t read the other books.
My husband had been cheating (secretly) for 6 years and had being seeing prostetutes...when I found out I was ready to leave with my children . he turned to God, became truly Christian and read this book along with some others... he is doing his best and swears by this book.... we are trying to make our marriage as he is truly sorry and for our children...which some people forget about when battling with affairs, etc....
Was shocked at the details described in this book for Christian or non-Christain men. Did not see it as a help for the problems men battle, but as a deeper trigger for temptation to be unfaithful. Was hoping for help, but tossed it in the trash.
Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2019
Pornography is destroying marriages, sex lives, spiritual health and normal sexual function all across this nation. Even in Christian homes, otherwise good husbands have become entrapped. I purchased a copy for someone in the family who is struggling and a few of us know, but it's been passed from man to man, and even the women want to read it. I really just think every parent and married person needs to read this, but absolutely every man. If you're blessed enough to be a man who has risen above this curse, other men NEED your support, so you must read the book too. Check out Scott Ritsema's DVD on the subject for another excellent resource.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 25, 2015
I bought this book almost one-and-a-half years ago. This is a life changing book and a must read for all men. You do not even realise how bad the situation is or can become until you read this book. I have read it over and over again from time to time.