Book Review: Purity Is Possible, by Helen Thorne

Review by Jonathan Rourke | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

What makes this book different? It’s written by a woman, engages the topic from a feminine perspective, and reveals why so many are using the erotic to escape reality.

Book(s) Review: Hide or Seek, by John Freeman; Sexual Sanity For Men, by David White

Review by Raymond Johnson | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

Sexual wholeness is vital to healing, and these resources will help pastors better structure small groups in ways that facilitate a more open and safe place for people to come and share their experiences and struggles.

Book Review: Wired for Intimacy, by William Struthers

Review by Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

Those who want to understand the biology that contributes to porn addiction will be well served by Struthers’ book.

Book Review: The Game Plan, Joe Dallas

Review by Nate Keeler | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

Overall, I would strongly recommend The Game Plan as a tool for discipling men through habitual sexual sin, especially pornography.

Book Review: Sexual Detox, by Tim Challies

Review by Justin Perry | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

Sexual Detox is a wonderful book, and it is atop my recommended reads for those who struggle with pornography.

Book Review: Captured by a Better Vision: Living Porn Free, by Tim Chester

Review by Dave Gobbett | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

In this wide-ranging, honest, and profoundly gospel-centred book, Chester demonstrates that the contemporary pornography pandemic which is crippling lives and ministries is fundamentally a problem of idolatry.

Book Review: Diehard Sins, by Rush Witt

Review by Josh Vincent | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

As a pastor and a professionally trained biblical counselor, Witt brings his experiences to bear on this book, making it useful for both pastors and professional counselors.

Book Review: A Better Story: God, Sex and Human Flourishing, by Glynn Harrison

Review by Dave Gobbett | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

A Better Story is a thoughtful, faithful and persuasive proposal for how to respond—or at least begin to respond—to the sexual revolution.

Book Review: Defining Deception, by Costi Hinn & Anthony Wood

Review by Johnny Lithell | 10.04.2018

Does Bill Johnson and Bethel Church’s teaching fall within the bounds of Christian orthodoxy? Or do they harm the advance of the gospel of Jesus Christ?

Book Review: James Robinson Graves—Staking the Boundaries of Baptist Identity, by James A. Patterson

Review by Caleb Greggsen | 09.21.2018

This book provides a cautionary tale for everyone committed to teaching and promoting sound Baptist polity as the polity most faithful to Scripture.

Book Review: No Quick Fix, by Andy Naselli

Review by Justin Harris | 09.17.2018

This book expertly exposes the dangers and errors of “higher life” theology.

Book Review: Jesus’ Crucifixion Beatings and the Book of Proverbs, by David Wenkel

Review by Phill Howell | 09.10.2018

How do you preach Christ from Proverbs? This book will help.

Book Review: When Darkness Seems My Closest Friend, by Mark Meynell

Review by Nathan Loudin | 08.20.2018

Simply put, this book isn’t meant to equip pastors for pastoral ministry to a depressed world. It’s a book for pastors who wrestle with depression themselves.

Book Review: Practicing the Power, by Sam Storms

Review by Paul Martin | 08.16.2018

Sam Storms’ recent book is a field guide for Reformed churches to introduce charismatic practices into the life of the assembly.

Book Review: On the Meaning of Sex, by J. Budziszewksi

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 07.30.2018

When Scripture instructs husbands to lead their families and wives to submit to their husbands, or limits pastoral leadership of the church to men, it formalizes, codifies, and extends what is already written into our nature.