The challenge every man faces...the fight every man can win!
From movies and television, to print media and the Internet, men are constantly faced with the assault of sensual images. It is impossible to avoid such temptations... but, thankfully, not impossible to confront them and gain victory over them!
Millions have found Every Man's Battle the single greatest resource for overcoming the struggle and remaining strong in the face of temptation. With extensive updates for a new generation, this phenomenal bestseller shares the stories of dozens who have escaped the trap of sexual immorality and presents a practical, detailed plan for any man who desires sexual integrity.
Excellent book! It did have some explicit descriptions but many of them were exactly the same thoughts I was having, only I believed them to be 'normal' as compared to other 'men's' views. This book made it very clear that those thoughts are NOT healthy and are destructive to God's design, and reinforced over and over through scripture, why these thoughts are so destructive in our lives. I have been working on these changes in my life and have seen huge improvement in my relationship with my wife and with God. I wish so much that I would have been lead to this book 10+ years ago as I see what other improvements it could have made during our child raising years! Thanks you to the authors and to God for this gift to make my former perceived good life, transform into a GREAT life.
PS. I am now going through 'Every Man' Marriage' book and has proved to be a great support to grow off of the 'Battle' book.
- Tough to recommend
This book has VERY explicit descriptions of how the authors looked at and thought of the opposite sex in ways that negatively effected what they were trying to convey in their stories. The choice to be so graphic is controversial and for me off-putting to the point where I nearly quit listening/reading the book several times. I often wondered if this book was more a confession of their own doings than something written specifically to save others from what they suffered through. I say this because they truly are deliberate in describing their personal circumstance and behaviors in detail that did little to curtail the sin and craving that we are actively struggling with. They may very well have had a specific intention in doing this, but the extent that they went to describe details of their encounters and actions made it very hard for me to believe that they truly were healed of their sinful thoughts. Much like an alcoholic, it would not be beneficial to sit with a bottle of alcohol and relish over every exiting thought of raising the glass and tasting it. I don't understand why they took the book in this direction and I had to repeatedly tell myself to think of the true intentions of the book instead of reliving the same circumstances that brought me to read/listen to this book in the first place.
It is my belief that in order to not be negatively impacted by this book that you should be the type of person that is already in the process of actively avoiding their temptations but acknowledge that they want to do an even better job. If you are at the point where you're just admitting that you do not have control over your urges, I heavily recommend that you seek other avenues than reading this book.
I agree 100% with Mike in his review, our goal is to build a closer relationship to god, and by learning to appreciate a woman's beauty without having lustful thoughts we can not only relieve ourselves from sin but also grow a true appreciation for why god really put women on this earth and how we should interact with and
It's an extremely practical book that totally changed my life.
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- Frank and relevant
Some solid advice
- Cold shower method
After reading this book as part of a men's fellowship group, I would NOT recommend it. There is some good advice but the premise is flawed. This is a book about creating and following rules, accountability groups and taking cold showers. The book implies that you need to clean up your life as if the primary objective of Christian living is to avoid sin. Our prime objective ought to be to grow closer to God by trusting him and let him transform us. Our attempts at "good works" and "righteous living" are likely to fail. Remember what Jesus said to the Pharisees who thought they were so righteous because of their observance of the law. If someone needs help in this area, go see a Christian counselor. They can get to the root of the problem and treat that problem (for example lack of intimacy in marriage) rather than try to mask the symptoms of the problem through so-called "holy living."
- explicit yet informative
“What matters is what you are willing to do now and what you choose to do.” Stephen Arterburn
Editor's Note: this audiobook is explicit in content, geared toward real solutions for real problems. It is designed for men to read or listen to, and interact with. Female listeners, and all children, are discouraged. This audiobook is about exposing the life story of the sexual interior to a Christian exterior.
Gallagher’s narration is clean and clear, providing an educational yet intimate feel. Informative in many regards, this audio book is defintely personal in nature. It is honest and bare, a true tool. For men struggling with sexual temptation, this book is highly recommended. The audio book is narrated in such a way that those who prefer to listen instead of read will find this a great alternative, but I believe more knowledge could be gained from reading the text.
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