by Heath Lambert
As a student pastor, I have counseled numerous students (and adults) who struggle with pornography. It is a billion dollar industry and traps many young men in its destructive web. Heath Lambert’s book addresses the issue head on, encouraging those who are addicted to pornography to depend on God’ grace and providing practical steps to help them overcome the temptation to look at pornography. One of my favorite parts about this book is the balanced approach that Lambert presents. Some books simply focus on God’s grace but fail to provide practical tools to overcome pornography. Other books provide practical tools to overcome pornography but do not ground those tools in God’s transforming grace. Lambert avoids both of those extremes by providing grace-based tools to overcome temptation.
After discussing God’s forgiving and transforming grace, Lambert provides eight tools to help those who are addicted to pornography. He encourages his readers to use sorrow, accountability, radial measures, confession, your spouse (or singleness), humility, gratitude, and a dynamic relationship with Jesus to fight pornography. He devotes a chapter to each of these tools, and he ties them all to the power of God’s grace. Each chapter actually includes a section at the end with questions and steps to take in order to implement the tool into your life. One of the most unique aspects of the book was the appendix, which contains encouragement to family and friends of those struggling with pornography. Wives who know about their husband’s struggle with pornography will greatly benefit from the chapter, as will other family members and close friends.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is struggling with pornography or anyone who counsels people who are struggling with pornography. It will remind you of the transforming power of God’s grace, and it will provide practical steps to overcome addiction to pornography and become “finally free.”
*I received this book free from the Blogging for Books review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.