Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Review of SURFING FOR GOD by Michael John Cusick

SURFING FOR GOD by Michael John Cusick is a book about the struggle men often have with sexual addiction, but even more than that, it is a book about the profound power of the gospel of Jesus to set people free from the slavery of sin. Cusick walks men through the source of their struggles, revealing what their hearts are truly desperate for and how the slavery to sin acts as a counterfeit to their desperate need for an intimate relationship with God. The book seeks to empower men through a clear exploration of the gospel and give hope of being better men.

The book gives a lot of practical help for battling the struggle, but the chapter that I found the most illuminating was the chapter on being addicted to your own brain chemistry. While the chapter is specifically about sexual addiction, it also reveals how any sinful behavior can become firmly ingrained in us by the neural pathways we create in our brains by giving in to our temptations over and over again.

SURFING FOR GOD is a great resource for men seeking to be men of integrity and men centered on the gospel. It’s an incredible exploration of the transformative process the gospel takes on our hearts.

I received this book for free for review from Thomas Nelson through BookSneeze.com, and the opinions contained in this review are completely my own

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