Item description for Breaking Free: Understanding Sexual Addiction & the Healing Power of Jesus by Russell Willingham...
Overview The world is awash in sex. When this ever-present temptation mixes with human weaknesses and unmet needs, many get pulled into addiction to sexually sinful behavior. Is there any hope? Willingham speaks from his own experience and that of the many men he has counseled. His answer is, "Yes! There is hope." True stories show how the principles in this book can be put into action. The essentials are spelled out in practical steps that can help people begin to break free. The author deals with such issues as: what all addicts have in common, the hunt of the malnourished heart, wrestling with shame and grace, and the healing effect of radical honesty.
Publishers Description Our world is awash in sex. We are bombarded with it everywhere we turn--TV, newspapers and magazines, music, movies and the Internet. When this ever-present temptation mixes with human weaknesses and unmet needs, many get pulled into addiction to sexually sinful behavior. They may detest their own habits, but they can't seem to break free. Is there any hope? Russell Willingham speaks from his own experience and that of the many he has counseled. His answer? "Yes There is hope. Jesus offers forgiveness and healing." True stories show how the principles in this book can be put into action. The essentials are spelled out in practical steps that can help people begin to break free. Willingham deals with such issues as what all addicts have in common the hunt of the malnourished heart where to find the courage to face the dark side wrestling with shame and grace the healing effect of radical honesty This realistic yet hopeful book offers a new way to see the world for every person who wants to understand and break free from sexual addiction.
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Studio: InterVarsity Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.38" Height: 0.62" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Feb 13, 1999
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN 0830817913 ISBN13 9780830817917
Availability 0 units.
More About Russell Willingham
Willingham is the executive director of New Creation Ministries in Fresno, California, specializing in ministry to the sexually and realtionally broken.
Reviews - What do customers think about Breaking Free: Understanding Sexual Addiction & the Healing Power of Jesus?
Excellent Christian book on Sex Addiction Feb 17, 2007
The reason I liked this book so much is that the author,Russell Willingham, writes with grace and truth. He also comes from the unique perspective of healing through the power of Jesus Christ. Readers who struggle with sex addiction will be truly blessed with this book.
Help for the hurting Jan 9, 2007
One of the best books on sexual addiction. It gets to the root of why a sex addict does what he does. It is written from a true Christian perspective and is a great way for the church to introduce sexual recovery to the body.
Since many churches do not believe that sexual addiction is a true addiction, i.e. just another sin or bad habit, having a Christian author point out this falicy is very helpful. Many Chrsitians will not read secular authors like Patrick Carnes so this book will help a huge demographic that is currently living in total denial.
A good book to hand that brother in church who likes to give the sisters "hugs" every Sunday morning. Or one to give to your husband who has a problem with internet porn.
Practical, comprehensive help... builds acceptance of discipline, grace and truth. Mar 13, 2006
I have talked to many who have attempted to recover from destructive sexual habits; their underlying problem is often quite complex. For the person who is starting to desire freedom, there is usually confusion and a lack of awareness of what is happening inside one's heart and mind to bring about this kind of chronic behavior.
Russell Willingham's text is uniquely effective in uncovering what is at the core of this struggle: a lack of nurturing and understanding. The text is very readable; the author has a knack for making his points in compelling, understandable ways. Through clearly-presented principles, real-life examples and carefully applied scripture passages, Willingham shows the path to healing, growth and recovery. Deftly balancing the powerful gift of Divine grace with the necessity of personal responsibility and discipline, Willingham delivers both the concrete assurance and practical tools that are required by those who desire to be free from sexual impurity. Highly recommended!
Great Book Dec 2, 2005
As for the only negative feedback I saw on here.... Sexual addictions can very much destroy homes, families, jobs, and ones self.
Thus the reason for the book, and the reason why so many people are buying such books now
This book I think is so fantastic because it attacks things both on a spiritual (or moral) front, and on an emotional front.
The spiritual front being, why it is wrong, and how to combat it.
The emotional front being ones past. Their child hood, things that hurt them.....and for some Im sure you will learn things that hurt you that you didnt even know hurt you....things you may have thought were petit.
1st book I tried, all I really needed! Oct 24, 2003
Without reiterating what the other reviewers have said, this book was just so helpful to me in understanding my cybersex addition and finding comfort in the love of God to heal my wounds and bring me peace. My sister sent me the book right after I was fired for watching porn on the internet at work (worst day of my life). I have always considered myself a Christian, though was always at war with myself because of my "secret" side (and I'm no "bible thumper"). Besides seeing God's work in my being fired, this book brought me so much freedom and joy through knowing that there was a way out and God had/would forgive me if I continued to repent for my past. I've "fallen off the wagon" several times in the past year, and I'm about to read this book again to get me back on the right track. If you're addicted, or think you might be, and want to find a Christ-centered way out, don't even hesitate - BUY THIS BOOK and READ IT.