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The Next Happy: Let Go of the Life You Planned and Find a New Way Forward
When the best option is to let go of the life you planned for yourself and find a new path, a world of possibilities can surprisingly open up.
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  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Xulon Press (October 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1619040522
  • ISBN-13: 978-1619040526
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #277,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Yet as the co-author of "Every Man's Battle," this issue hits home for every guy.
Mike Yorkey
Through many stories, personal examples, practical advice, and solid Biblical exegesis, he describes how we can overcome lust and break the hold of sexual sin.
Kelly O'Donnell
I recommend this book not just for personal reading, but encourage it being adopted as a basis for an all men's bible study.
William M. Lolli

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Pastor Jeff Jackson on January 10, 2012
In "Overcoming Lust", Jim Vander Spek has been incredibly transparent about his own struggles with pornography and sexual sin and how God has given him decisive victory. As a pastor for more than 25 years, I've walked alongside and ministered to dozens of men that have been enslaved by pornography and various forms of sexual sin. And yes, I have read many of the Christian books that have been written in an attempt to help men be set free from this amazingly destructive sin. "Overcoming Lust" may just be the most useful tool I've found thus far.

Jim's definition of "lust", it's distinction from "sexual desire" and the connection "sexual desire" has with a "holy" or "unholy" sexual "buzz", are insights that I haven't seen in the other publications I've read on the subject. When you add in his unique and thought-provoking perspective on Romans 7, very practical advice on using and memorizing scripture, and a fresh view of accountability with other men, before you even finishing reading, I believe you'll rejoice along with me at this latest expression of God's grace towards His people....especially men of God!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mike Yorkey on January 5, 2012
How many guys would raise their hands if asked in public if they have a problem with ogling women or undressing them with their eyes? The answer is only a few brave souls. Yet as the co-author of "Every Man's Battle," this issue hits home for every guy. Jim Vander Spek has labored more than five years to give all men a valuable resource with "Overcoming Lust." His transparency is amazing and his advice is rock solid. If you've been looking for ways to combat those "sexual buzzes" that come your way--and sometimes that's nearly impossible to escape living in this sexualized culture, then get a copy of Jim's book today. You don't have to live another day in sexual bondage and you can experience God's grace in a wonderful way. This book is highly recommended.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C A Ford on August 18, 2012
This book is Scripturally rock solid. This book takes us beyond "recovery" and into "Victory" over the bondage to lust. If you are tired of "slipping", or "relapsing", study the Bible studies outlined in this book and you can also find total and lasting victory over lust.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William M. Lolli on November 20, 2014
I just completed reading "Overcoming Lust" by Jim Vander Spek.

20 years ago Pastor Pat Kenney once proclaimed in a bible study on temptation that "you can only be tempted by something you want." Those words rang true and from that moment I inculcated that meme as a part of my moral toolset.

"Overcoming Lust" is more than a set of tools -- it is the complete Tool Box a man needs to make his way through this life and come out the other side with honor. Spek's analysis is multi-faceted, breaking down the 'tried and failed' techniques with the 'tried and true' techniques, and aligning them with Scriptural pavement on the straight and narrow road.

The only criticism I would have of this book -- and it is really not a criticism, but an observation --is the total-male orientation of the subject matter. This, however, is totally understandable -- it takes a man to understand a man.

In that sense, if you are a woman and want to understand the powers, motives, and deep-seated drives behind the sexual "psychobiologic" engines of the male mind-- this book is for you. But I don't think that Vander Spek's illuminations can completely translate over to the human-female's psycho-biologic motives and mindsets. [A man trying to decypher the inner processes of women is certainly outside the scope of this book!] And to his credit, he doesn't even try.

I recommend this book not just for personal reading, but encourage it being adopted as a basis for an all men's bible study.

William M Lolli
Author of "Why God Wills You to Suffer"
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