- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Westbow Press (November 15, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449707319
- ISBN-13: 978-1449707316
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,574,731 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Surviving Sexual Brokenness: What Grace Can Do
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As the leader of a recovery group for sexually broken Christian men (email@example.com), this paragraph could easily exemplify the problem and also the solution to the pain and suffering of hundreds of people I encounter; their misery is genuine, for they are truly sexually broken; but as for the solution, they are as individuals in a very dark room, holding an extension cord of wholeness, but unable to find the electrical outlet because of the terrifying darkness. And that outlet is the grace of God
Sexual brokenness is sexual brokenness, regardless of the form in which it manifests itself - pornography, adultery, homosexuality, pedophilia, bestiality, incest, etc. Thom Hunter's book alludes to possible causes for this brokenness, but he is not rash enough to proclaim that he has found the solution. As a father of five who fought, fell and rose again to fight against unwanted same-sex attraction, he has suffered fractured relationships with some of his children. He has been vilified and cast out of his own church by those who apparently choose to hide their own brokenness.Read more ›
In his masterful way of wordcrafting, Mr. Hunter artfully, beautifully and painfully takes us on his journey of sexual brokenness and how the L_RD has used this pain to minister to others. Some of the issues brought up are disappointment from people that one should feel comfortable with, unmet expectations, violated trust, and trying to live up to the expectations of others behind a facade of suppurating and bleeding wounds and the book does so WITHOUT delving into quasi-pornografic details.
It is a cautionary tale for those who secretly flirt with sin while deceiving themselves by believing that it won't happen to them or that they won't be caught---the deception of denial; it is also a powerful testimony of redemption and restoration. I have used the lessons that I have learned from his fall and restoration to counsel others in areas that the Body of Messiah would rather keep silent about and/or ignore. Silence=death in one form or another! It not only raises issues but offers hope and solutions for men and women who have been bruised from addictions and hidden wounds, whatever they may be.
If I were required to describe the book using a single word, I would use the word transparent. This isn't a theory book or an abstract look at the problem of sexual issues in the body of Christ. This is the story and lessons learned by a man who has been through the fire personally and been given the grace and the gift to share the lessons learned with those are at an earlier point in the journey or who have not gotten the courage to start. Make no mistake about it, this book will challenge and prod in a good way.
There may be those who question the notion of sexual brokenness that Thom is talking about in the book, but statistics bear out the depth of the issue within the church itself and in society as a whole. We live in a culture that glorifies sex and promiscuity and promotes an "anything goes" attitude toward sex. While most churchgoers understand the inherent problem with this worldview, we have struggled with how to respond. Some pastor's have gone along with the "sensationalization of sex" and made responding to it part of their marketing ploy if you will. Others have chosen to not say much at all. Thom addresses head on the fact of sexual brokenness that surrounds us in the pews and offers help on reaching out to those who have already wrecked into the shoals or are perilously close to such a disaster. Despite the cries of those who would say otherwise, ignoring God's plan for sex will lead to brokenness.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
never bought or read this book thus how can i give it a rating of any kindPublished 14 months ago by nanette jakobson
I enjoyed this book because it is a true story of a man who was struggled with unwanted same sex attraction. Read morePublished on January 2, 2014 by Lori
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This is not a book for the meek. Then again, allowing God to work through you and in you, in order to receive healing, isn't either. Read more
One of the saddest things they teach in the church today is that sin is wrong doing. Yes, it sometimes is. Rape, murder, theft are all examples of things we shouldn't do. Read morePublished on February 22, 2012 by Jinger Jarrett
An extremely eloquent and thought-provoking book. Thom opens up his life and struggles in a way that I have seldom experienced, even as a counselor to hurting people, taking the... Read morePublished on February 15, 2012 by Diane Black
Thom is a fellow contributor to SBC Voices. Awhile back Thom gave me his book in exchange for a review. Read morePublished on February 15, 2012 by Michael Leake
I really did not know what to expect from this book when I started reading it. But it certainly me understand a lot more. Read morePublished on February 3, 2012 by ronald