My Read of the Month:
Title: Every Man’s Battle Workbook: The Path to Sexual Integrity Starts Here (The Every Man Series)
Author: Arterburn & Stoeker
Genre: Christian Living
I picked up this read to re-visit God’s perspective on the issue that plagues most men- lust.
Men’s fight against sexual purity is a life-long battle. There’s no silver bullet to eradicate this as it is very much interlinked with our manhood. And the author was right to say that not even marriage solves this issue.
In my opinion, true freedom from lust can only be found in the person of Jesus. It is when we are compelled by His grace and liberated by His truth that we truly experience sexual purity.
However in this book, it seems to draw on alot on obeying the law. The author’s main focus and motivation for attaining sexual purity is to upkeep God’s standard or law; the doing and not the being.
This book fails drastically to provide an accurate perspective on this issue through the lens and heart of God. Because the right basis for pursuing sexual purity should be stemmed from a love relationship with Jesus (c.f. Galatians 2:20).
Though I strongly believe what men need is a book that serves to inspire, empower or equip, and not to heap more guilt and self-condemnation. But still this book is helpful in introducing fundamental aspects on this issue.
Who should read it: Any men who might like to learn more on sexual purity.