I recently read the book, "The Dirty Little Secret: Uncovering the Truth Behind Porn" by Craig Gross (founder of xxxchurch.com) and Carter Krummrich. In their book, the authors provide the reader with the real world of the porn industry and how it affects its makers and consumers. xxxchurch.com even go to the major porn convention in California every year. This was originally controversy and for good reason. Since then, however, many have found it un-newsworthy.
The authors detail many of the stories and persons they have met over the years revealing the truth behind the industry. The truth is, people are craving for a way out. The porn industry is dark and not the perfect world that it is portrayed as. The stories the authors provide are heart breaking to say the least.
Also, the struggle of those dealing with porn addiction and overcoming that addiction is frightening. It is simply eye opening to realize that those who view porn do so like a drug. There is no such thing as moderation and marriage will not resolve it. Story after story are provide to prove this thesis.
The book as a whole is mostly written in story form. Each story and each chapter are written to make a point. The industry is dark, pornography is an addiction, there is no such thing as moderation, it destroys lives, and Christians need to be better able to minister to porn addicts and porn insiders.
The authors are clearly insiders who have the experience and insight to fill the reader in on the truth of the world. Though I question some of their methods of ministry, one must hand it to them; at least they are involved in a ministry that too many Christians have ignored. The book is mostly stories and that is not my favorite books to read, but it is effective nonetheless. the book should not be read by those who struggle with the lust or are young. The world of pornography is dark and the writers tell the truth (without being inappropriate). One gains important insight into the industry that they perhaps could not get elsewhere. In the end, one must remember to pray for the industry, and for the gospel to pierce those involved and those struggling with it. Let the gospel reign supreme and men and women repent to the glory of God. Yes, Jesus does love porn stars . . . so much so that he has died in their place. As He has for all of us.