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Think Before You Look: The Consequences of Secret Temptation

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2008

    Uncomfortable

    I couldnt even finish the book. I was using the book for school to write a paper and the book was just disgusting. What's wrong with sexuality? It's only in America that people will be ashamed of their bodies or even looking at another body. sexual impurites? that's archaic thinking that has kept the middle eat in burkas. if you're christian and have no sense of thinking for yourself, read this book. pornography is not an addiction. medically, masturbation is a stress releiver. anyone with half a brain would know that this book is BS and an easy way to make money off of stupid people

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2005

    An Apologetic Writing on Sex God¿s Way

    There has been an issue eroding the effectiveness of the Christian church for many years. In the last 10 years the erosion has been growing exponentially. The issue is sexual impurity in the church. In one research study two thirds of all Christian men admitted to ¿struggling¿ with pornography. In a Barna research study, 40% of the pastors surveyed admitted to viewing internet pornography in the last 30 days. Sexual impurity has not been addressed from the pulpits of many churches so the problem grows unchecked. Christians have become comfortable with being Christian and being sexually impure at the same time. Cable and Satellite TV, the internet, and now cell phones bring pornography not only right into your den, but wherever you go. Professed Christians will not be comfortable with their sexual impurity after reading Daniel Henderson¿s new book, ¿Think Before You Look.¿ The book deals directly with sexual impurity in a thought provoking, gentle, open and hard-hitting style all at the same time. Balanced might be an appropriate term. He starts by telling us, as Christians, about our true identity as children of God. He bluntly states, ¿a devoted follower of Christ indulging in pornographic eroticism is a complete contradiction of character and a violation of basic identity. The bible says that a true Christ follower is, at his core, a brand new person. (2 Cor. 5:17) The power of the cross has transformed you from darkness to light and transformed you from a sinner to a saint.¿ Although Neal Anderson is not mentioned, I found Anderson¿s material on who we are in Christ very pivotal in my personal journey. Henderson supports his 40 powerful reasons with 6 versions of the bible and quotes from Shakespeare, Ben Franklin, C.S. Lewis and Neil Clark Warren, just to name a few. When speaking about time wasted in pornography he quotes Ben Franklin, ¿Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that¿s the stuff life is made of.¿ Quoting from the book, ¿I must treasure every minute because eternity is in it. What a powerful incentive to avoid the time waster of porn. I can give more of myself to my wife, family and friends. I can carve out more time for ministry and service. Others will be blessed. I will feel better, and eternity will reward me for my stewardship.¿ Henderson states flatly, ¿¿to be against abortion, euthanasia, starvation and other plights that degrade human dignity, but to support pornography is a contradiction in the worst fashion.¿ The 40 reasons to avoid pornography are credible enough on their own without going to the extreme of claiming that we might become rapists or turn out to be another Ted Bundy. I would have liked a bibliography in the book. I highly recommend this book for all Christians.

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