Item description for The Shadow Christian by Al Cole...
Two lives can change in the blink of an eye--or the click of a mouse. One man, one woman, one marriage shattered by pornography. The Shadow Christian is a parable for our time, a time when sexual compulsion ranks as the number one problem for Christian men.
In this inspiring true story, a husband struggles to resist sexual temptation and regain his soul, while his wife must cope with the pain of betrayal and try to forgive. It is an intimate look at the challenges a couple faces when forced to reexamine their relationship with each other and with God.
The Shadow Christian takes the reader inside the minds and hearts of an ordinary man and woman searching for hope in the midst of despair. It is a tender account of a soul-searching journey through the wilderness of sexual sin.
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.51" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Jun 22, 2005
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 159781377X ISBN13 9781597813778
Reviews - What do customers think about The Shadow Christian?
Awesome Book Jan 15, 2006
This book is a real eye opener. Absolutely fabulous. I couldn't put it down and read it straight through. I never realized the pain that I caused my wife and how much she has suffered because of me. Many men need to sit down and read this book. I would recommend this to any man or woman who asks. An outstanding, in-your-face, look-at-what-you-are-doing-to-your-wife book.
Sobering and Effective Dec 13, 2005
Because a compelling story can deliver more impact than a "Thou Shalt Not" message, Al Cole's book will be eye-opening, even to men who are familiar with the Biblical injunctions against sexual sin. With a style combining parable with biography, Cole walks the reader through his own excruciating realization of the pain he'd caused his wife - and, indeed, himself - through his use of porn. His awakening to the seriousness of his problem is nicely chronicled and user-friendly, making The Shadow Christian one of the better resources for men needing a wake-up call. I heartily recommend it to men who are tired of their own compromises, and are ready to take action.
One the best works to date addressing this issue Oct 26, 2005
Having counseled a number of couples over the years that have experienced the devastation of sexual sin I can say that Al Cole's account was right on. I was so encouraged by his story which was shared with so much transparency and that spoke truth regarding the complexity, depth and realities of sexual sin. We so often want easy answers and this book shares the hard truth about sin and its consequences. I think this will be of great encouragement to couples struggling if they understand up front that the road to recovery is long and difficult. I think Al Cole deals with the realities of sexual sin and recovery in a theologically sound manner. Lastly, this book is not just for people struggling with sexual sin. Mr. Cole's book clearly reminds the reader that we all suffer from sin - both our own as well as the sin of others and therefore we are all in desperate need of healing and redemption and that it is Christ alone who satisfies this need. Absolutely an excellent book for anyone looking for hope and healing from sexual sin for themselves or a loved one.