Any Christian man or woman who seeks to remain sexually pure is well aware of the Every Man's Battle and Every Woman's Battle series. The series is written by Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker and unlike most dating, relationships, and sexuality books in Christian books stores, the authors offer an honest, real, straight forward book that deals with the issues unapologetic ally. I read Every Man's Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time (The Every Man Series) before I got married and greatly enjoyed it and as a pastor, I have found myself recommending the series to several persons who were struggling with pornography, lust, premarital sex, adultery, and other sexual sins. Though I may not like everything in the books, there is no doubt a lot to like about them.
Recently I sat down to read the companion guide to Every Single Man's Battle: Staying on the Path of Sexual Purity (The Every Man Series). And, like the rest of the series, the authors are engaging, honest, straight forward, and offer a Christian worldview that is necessary thought at times difficult. The companion guide is mostly a study guide meant to be used with either individuals or groups. The authors provide questions with space to write the reader's reflections and thoughts with plenty of material to read and be engaged with. It is helpful, however, to have a copy of Every Man's Battle on hand as it will make this book make even more sense.
I am not single. I am married, but I still found this book helpful particularly as a pastor. Though nothing blew me away or enlightened me, the authors' primary critique of pornography was helpful. The misconceptions of pornography and its affect on relationships is crucial for men (and women) to understand. The authors walk the reader through some of these issues hoping that the reader will leave smut and instead walk towards sanctification.
So in essence, if you have liked the other books in this series, this will be a helpful addition to your library. For pastors, I encourage you to be aware of such books in order to offer them as resources to your congregation. Again, though I may not like everything in the series, they are popular and very insightful. There is rare honesty here.
"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
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