Pure Pleasure

Why Do Christians Feel So Bad About Feeling Good?
Narrated by: Gary Thomas
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Gary Thomas, one of this generation's most trusted writers about the spiritual life, explores what it means to build a life of true pleasure - one that will liberate your spiritual life, marriage, family, community, and outreach. 

Many Christians assume "pleasure" and "sin" are synonymous. Others define godly pleasure so narrowly that they drastically minimize the powerful and holy role that pleasure can play in their lives. Still others feel guilty even thinking about how to build a life of pleasure. 

For all of them, Pure Pleasure provides an entirely new paradigm. It invites Christians to embrace a life of true pleasure as a pathway to obedience, worship, and service. Building on his best-selling books Sacred Pathways, Sacred Marriage, and the ECPA Gold Medallion-winning Authentic Faith, Gary Thomas takes listeners to a new level of faith by providing a theological and inspirational framework to help them cultivate the kind of life that pleases God. 

Abounding with spiritual insights and practical exercises, this book invites you to shake off the shackles of misunderstanding about sin, provides the freedom to approach life in Christ with new wonder and joy, and challenges you to experience life as God meant it to be: overflowing with pleasure.

©2009 Gary L. Thomas (P)2009 Zondervan

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Fresh eyes

A refreshing look at the way Christian’s should walk through life enjoying the freedom and pleasure God truly intended for His Children.

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Great read. I love all of Gary's books and this one is no different. I'm always encouraged and inspired by everything he writes.

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Refreshing look at God's joy in our joy

I've now read this book twice but find it a good reminder that within the boundaries of holy behavior God does encourage and support Christians having joy and pleasure in their lives.

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  • 07-15-19

lifechanging

I always enjoy listening to Gary narrate his books. I dont always find them comfortable but this one challenged me in a way I didn't expect. I feel like I understand God better and I am excited to learn more about his joy in our enjoyment of life. I smile more these days.