Thursday, July 27, 2017

Secrets - #LitFuseReads Book Review

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Book Info:

Everyone has a secret or two, a part of their life they would rather not share with the rest of the world.
But for Jonathan Daugherty, his secret was so life-altering and relationship-ending that he fought to keep it hidden at all costs. And it did cost him. His secret kept him from contentment, peace, and the possibility of being known and loved for who he truly is. That's what any secret addiction can do-but in particular a sex addiction.

After his wife finally discovered his secret, their marriage appeared to be over. In Secrets, Jonathan honestly and courageously shares his story of addiction to pornography and how he lost everything to it.

But that's not how the story ends. While Jonathan struggled, someone else was at work-his heavenly Father. At the lowest possible moment of his life, God stepped in and brought him hope and healing. This is a story of both loss and redemption that gives hope to anyone who has ever experienced the power and struggle of addiction and its life-destroying effects.

Addiction doesn't have the final say over Jonathan's life or in his marriage. The God who finds the lost, heals the sick, and brings life from death has the last, victorious word.

-A courageous, honest and open account of life as a sex addict and how sex addiction destroys marriages.
-A life-affirming and personal story of recovery and redemption that will inspire readers.
-Offers hope to all who struggle with pornography and sex addiction.
-Each chapter includes a "Living in the Light" section designed to equip and help readers find freedom from addiction.
-Suitable as a study for support groups of addicts and those who care about them.
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About the Author:

Jonathan Daugherty is the founder of Be Broken Ministries, and founder of Gateway to Freedom workshop for men. He also hosts the weekly radio broadcast, Pure Sex Radio, and is in demand nationally as a speaker on sexual purity and men s issues. He has appeared on multiple radio and television media, both local and national. He has authored "Grace-Based Recovery," "The 4 Pillars of Purity," and other works. Jonathan lives with his wife and three children in San Antonio, Texas.
Find out more about Jonathan at http://www.jonathandaugherty.com.

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My Review:

Christian or not, most of us have skeletons in our closet or addictions that have taken hold.  Because we are human in a sin-filled world, it's hard to break free from unhealthy habits or destructive vices.  Author, Jonathan Daugherty, has written a book that details his addiction and how he was able to overcome it.  Secrets tells how Jonathan struggled with sexual addiction for many years and the consequences that came about because of it.  Secrets is raw and honest.

Proverbs 6:27 describes sexual immorality as taking fire into our laps, and it's just one of the many sins we need to keep guard against.  Secrets not only tells of the sexual addiction that the author went through, but it also tells of how he was able to overcome it.  This book shows how God's grace and mercy can be extended to anyone, regardless of past behavior.  Secrets is a personal account of an addiction, and a good resource to anyone who wants to know how they can start the recovery process with the help of God.

1 comments:

alissa apel said...

This sounds interesting. I don't think I have any big secrets I haven't told my husband.

We did have a problem with our oldest being addicted to playing on his phone. It was non stop all day. I thought about getting him a flip phone because then he wouldn't have this issue. My husband said, "Really a flip phone?"