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Closing the Window: Steps to Living Porn Free Paperback – November 4, 2010
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"It is great that a Christian leader has taken the risk to write a book on a topic that at this point remains controversial. What is the church to do? Which programs are churches to promote and support? What obligation do pastors and leaders have to help those struggling with pornography and other addictions? If it is true that a third of people in churches are struggling with porn, according to Chester, then this book and 20 more should be written until our churches hear the alarm and address this issue." (Kent Miller, YouthWorker Journal, March-April 2011)
"Tim Chester's Closing the Window provides insightful reflection on the problems that many Christians who are struggling with pornography will find easy to relate to. Full of practical and spiritual insights, it stays true to the message of grace and hope that is found in the gospel of Christ." (William M. Struthers, associate professor of psychology, Wheaton College, and author of Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain)
"Finally, a book which rightly puts the struggle with purity, pornography and sexuality into the larger biblical framework of what it means to know God in the midst of our brokenness! This is a wonderful resource to add to the arsenal of anyone serious about finding freedom from the power of pornography. In addition to that, Tim has written a book that can be effectively used by pastors and leaders. It is an excellent pastoral tool to help those dealing with and impacted by the false promises and lies of our porn-is-the-norm culture." (John Freeman, president, Harvest USA (www.harvestusa.org))
"One of the greatest challenges facing Christians today is the call to sexual purity and integrity. Tim Chester's book will prove indispensable for those committed to that challenge. By exposing the lies that fuel pornography addiction and offering practical tips for staying free, he arms us with the tools we need to win the battle against porn." (Andy Comiskey, founder and director, Desert Stream Ministries, and author of Strength in Weakness and Naked Surrender)
"Tim Chester offers hope, and the possibility of living free from the snare of pornography. . . . Without sounding superspiritual or piling on the guilt, this book emphasizes the fact that we cannot change without God's help. . . . Chester's diligent research and nonjudgmental approach will, I promise, help many Christians who are struggling with porn." (Lyndon Bowring, executive chairman, CARE)
"Christians think sex is great, but its misuse is bad! Pornography draws Christian men into a dark world where shame and guilt replace joy and freedom. This book superbly diagnoses the problem and points to God's healing. Tim Chester's writing will rescue many a marriage and restore many a man to a place where purity and passion coexist in biblical relationship." (Stephen and Janet Gaukroger, Clarion Trust International)
"Tim Chester believes that churches need to talk about porn, and has written a helpful book that explains why. I believe it will be a lifeline for those who feel trapped and say, 'I can't change.' It contains a message of grace, strength and hope." (Ian Coffey, director of leadership training, Moorlands College)
"Tim Chester has hit the nail on the head! Pornography is a cancer eating the heart of the church, and this excellent book tackles it head-on. As you would expect, it is thoroughly rooted in the Bible, very well researched and highly accessible. Crucially, Tim also offers fantastic practical and realistic help and advice that us men would do well to take advantage of. I highly commend this timely book." (Carl Beech, general director, Christian Vision for Men, www.cvmen.org.uk)
About the Author
Dr. Tim Chester is director of the Porterbrook Institute. He also coleads The Crowded House Sheffield in the U.K. and speaks at conferences around the world. He was previously research and policy director for Tearfund and tutor in missiology at Cliff College. Chester is also the author of a number of books, including The Message of Prayer and Closing the Window.
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No, I am not putting down this book at all but, I would read a little and not come back to it for awhile and then pick it back up and enjoy reading more. The book would go over and over the reasons why we sin with porn the way we do and steps to avoid it.
Somebody that fails this subject and would accept some help would be a good read for them.
It helped me.