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Beggar's Daughter: From the Rags of Pornography to the Riches of Grace Paperback – March 15, 2016
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About the Author
Jessica Harris is an international speaker, writer, and blogger. Recognized as one of the leading voices speaking out about female sex addiction in the church, she shares her story in hopes of breaking down the stigma around women and sex. She has authored two books- "Love Done Right: Devos" and "Beggar's Daughter." She has been featured on ABC Nightline as well as in the documentary film, "The Heart of the Matter."
"Jessica Harris has a passion and calling for talking about some of the hard issues women of faith face such as purity, living single and women addicted to porn.
Jessica’s passion and experience are evident when she speaks to audiences of all ages and genders. Pulling from her own personal struggle with these same issues she is both captivating and inspiring. Whether you’re planning a youth event, ladies retreat, recovery meeting, or a leadership conference, her message of hope and the redeeming power of God’s love is one we all need to hear!" - Josh McDowell
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Reading this book is like reading Jessica's heart. Men should read it if they want to know the heart of a woman whose love for God is greater than the wounds of her past. It's honesty embodied!
so it took me a week or so to pick it up from the post office. didnt want to read it cuz then i might not have read all my new kindle smut on my days off and i really wanted to.
so today i picked it up. planned on reading a couple chapters. finished it in 3hrs. granted i can read 4 books in a day if they are fic, esp my smutty romances. nonfic takes me longer cuz i underline/highlight.
i marked this book all up and down. i may buy an amazon copy to give to my library and so i can be a verified purchaser.
i wish this was an ebook so i could just go to my kindle highlights and tweet all the things i underlined. even though it's half the book i still would be more likely to share if i didn't have to type it. i'll share 3 passages here. so hard to choose.
Ch. 3 No Excuses, pg. 34
Perhaps you see a bit of a pattern, here. It isn't that they come from staunchly religious families or are raised sexually repressed. For the most part, they're just curious. That's the one thing they all have in common. That's how it starts- a healthy sexual curiosity is misled into pornography. From there, the journey every woman takes is different.
Ch. 6 Make It Stop pgs.63-64
I wanted to gouge my eyes out. I hated that I couldn't control this. I hated that even though I could see my perfect life plan being derailed by pornography, there was nothing I could do to stop it. I tried everything I knew to modify the behavior, to get control of my life again, but it was quickly spinning out of control.