Item description for Every Young Man's Battle Guide: Weapons for the War Against Sexual Temptation (Every Man) by Stephen Arterburn...
Overview "Weapons for the War Against Sexual Temptation"
A Biblical Arsenal of Truth for Young Men.
It¿s handy, it¿s powerful, it¿s designed specifically for older teenage boys and young adult men: Every Young Man¿s Battle Guide reflects the same format and purpose as Every Man¿s Battle Guide, but with a distinctive approach designed for a younger audience. Young men struggling with sexual temptation, masturbation, Internet or video pornography, and other situations will find this collection of 520 Scripture passages, along with stories, advice, and comments from the authors¿ books, to be a vital part of their arsenal in the struggle to become the kind of man God wants them to be.
Publishers Description It's handy, it's powerful, it's designed specifically for older teenage boys and young adult men: Every Young Man's Battle Guide reflects the same format and purpose as Every Man's Battle Guide, but with a distinctive approach designed for a younger audience. Young men struggling with sexual temptation, masturbation, Internet or video pornography, and other situations will find this collection of 520 Scripture passages, along with stories, advice, and comments from the authors' books, to be a vital part of their arsenal in the struggle to become the kind of man God wants them to be. Stephen Arterburn is co-author of the best-selling “Every Man” series from WaterBrook Press. He is founder and chairman of New Life Clinics, host of the daily “New Life Live!” national radio program, creator of the Women of Faith Conferences, a nationally known speaker and licensed minister, and the author of more than forty books. He lives with his family in Laguna Beach, California.
Fred Stoeker is an author, lay minister, and conference speaker who has counseled hundreds of couples in how to connect in intimate relationships with their spouses. Fred, founder of Living True Ministries, and his wife, Brenda, live with their four children in the Des Moines, Iowa area.
Mike Yorkey is the author, co-author, or general editor of several books for men, including Daddy's Home, The Christian Dad Answer Book, and all the books in the Every Man series. He and his wife, Nicole, are the parents of two college-age children and live in Encinitas, California.
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.82" Width: 4.6" Height: 0.45" Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Release Date May 20, 2003
Publisher WaterBrook Press
Series Every Man
ISBN 1578567378 ISBN13 9781578567379
Availability 0 units.
More About Stephen Arterburn
Steve Arterburn is host of "New Life Live!", a radio and television program distributed across the country. He is a best-selling author with more than eight million books in print. He is also founder of Women of Faith(R), a conference attended by more than four million women since its inception. Steve also serves as the teaching pastor of Heartland Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Stephen Arterburn currently resides in Laguna Beach Los Angeles Lagun, in the state of California. Stephen Arterburn was born in 1953.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Every Young Man's Battle Guide: Weapons for the War Against Sexual Temptation?
What does God have to say? Aug 16, 2007
I have no idea what's up with the other reviewers. I agree that some of the other books in the Every Man's series are a bit over done, slightly jaded, and too explicit in some cases. HOWEVER, this is not the case with this book. Please go read the table of contents found above under the "search inside" link. The ENTIRE book covers those topics by providing PURE SCRIPTURE again and again and again. Besides the very few excerpts from Every Young Man's battle, the entire book is quite simply a collection of what God says on the subject. And THAT is more encouraging then any authors words could ever be. So instead of searching the Bible yourself, it's all summed up here. And then when you do your regular Bible reading, if you happen to come across one of the many verses in the book (which you will) a smile will come across your face as your knowledge of scripture gets deeper and deeper. This is espsecially useful for those who are just getting into the Bible (or want to get into the Bible).
If you're looking for a book that is more a book rather then a collection of awe inspiring scripture, Joshua Harris's book on sexual sin is great and non-explicit. Something more explicit but with some very valuable messages, specifically regarding the spiritual front of the battle, I reccomend Tactics by Fred Stoeker. Just be catious of it's explicity, and pay attention to reviews on all other books in the Every Man's series regarding sexual sin. I do agree that some ARE far too explicit. But as this battle guide is God talking to you, not the authors, get it!
Hate Yourself: For God's Sake... Nov 24, 2006
I thought Arterburn's book, "Every Man's Struggle" was a single book. I didn't know that it would give way to a whole raft of books, workbooks, CD's, tapes, sub-books, on and on. But I guess I'm not surprised that it happened, it makes the bucks and that's what it is all about for this author.
So, you are born and in time you realize you have certain feelings, God-given, human desires. But WAIT! Arterburn and Co. have a message for you because they have a pipeline direct to the Almighty. What gives them the authority to decide what is between one person and God? That is the most sacred relationship! Arterburn's message is, 'Don't think for yourself, listen to we, 'the chosen!' We KNOW what's right!' And with banners flying, and drums beating they march backwards through time proudly proclaiming: 'The earth was created in six days, Eve literally ate a bad apple, a snake talked to her, God made the sun stand still so a war could be fought' and on and on (Cue a southern preacher with a loud voice and a bad combover: GLOWRY HALLELUJAH!!) These "defenders of the faith" perpetrate their fundamentalism because people don't want to think. They want someone to lead them, pat their head, and tell them they are a good boy/girl.
Before you buy this book, consider a fact: Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart, Ted Haggard, Rush Limbaugh, Laura Schlessinger, and others were the ones who yelled so loudly about immorality, were so self-righteous, judgemental, stern, and dogmatic. And yet? Yeah, you get the idea.
The irony isn't only inescapable, it's tragic because it is done in the name of God.
This book is incredible Apr 2, 2006
for starters, i am 18 and still in high school. i have just as many sexual struggles as any other young man and this book is the best thing thats ever happened to me. its provided many hopeful messages about honoring God and women and ive found it to be more encouraging than the Bible (at least in the area of sexual temptation) it not only gives facts and statistics, but what women think and also real-life storries that have much more impact than the Bibles harsh preaching. it was an incredible book and i will continue reading it and encouraging others
Written by Sex Addicts for Sex Addicts Feb 17, 2006
I was horrified to go through this workbook after a friend (a youth pastor) used it for a weekend retreat.
The first section teaches that all males "receive sexual gratification through three personal gates: the mind, the eyes, and the body"...and that "Satan works constantly to tempt us to yield to our lower nature by seeking such gratification through these gates."
So all sex and sexual thoughts are evil, and intimacy is achieved only through sex. So, it follows that men cannot be intimate except through sex, which is evil, so save it for your wife. Then this woman/relationship will magically fulfill every emotional and intimacy need you've ever had. Hmmm - doesn't this put a lot of stress on this relationship? And what do we do if/when this doesn't work? Blame her? Act out? Find someone else?
It goes on to explain how all males are inherently perverts, sex addicts, and these things were put into our bodies & minds by Satan. So not only are we born rapists, we have Satan living in our souls and there's nothing we can do about it.
What a sick, sick thing to tell a teenage boy. This is beyond F*cked up. How about doing something radical instead, maybe telling them the TRUTH? That this is learned behavior & part of social conditioning. That we are inundated with these messages from media, Hollywood, advertising...and that cultures who are not inundated with these messages have much fewer rapists and sex addicts.
The book is full of other B.S. like this. And another sexologist I read said that the authors, Aterburn and Stoeker, are sex addicts themselves. After reading the book it makes sense - they tend to define the world in terms of sex, sexuality, sexual orientation, sex objects, bodies & body parts. So, if you want your kids to turn out as sex addicts, it would make sense to give them a book written by sex addicts.
Or, if you're interested in accurate information about adolescence and sexuality, try:
-Reviving Ophelia, by Dr. Mary Pipher -Escape from Intimacy, by Dr. Anne Wilson Schaef -When Society Becomes an Addict, by Dr. Anne Wilson Schaef
A Valuable rewrite of an important message: Also, Saphire never gives a rating better than 1 star Jan 13, 2006
While there is nothing particularly new in this version of Arterburn's message, it does provide practical and tactical ways for young men to avoid the plague of pornography and objectification of women. In this world awash with sexual images, young men need tools to remain pure and holy as they mature toward righteous manhood.
By the way, Saphire has never gives a rating above 1 star as of 1/13/2006. He/she appears to be a non-Christian and angry towards God and men. Take care in accepting that opinion.