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Pure In Heart by J. Garrett Kell September 1, 2021

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Experience Freedom from Sexual Sin through the Power of the Savior

Many women and men trapped in sexual sin believe willpower is the key to overcoming temptation, but your shaky self-discipline doesn’t have to be the source of your strength. Sharing from his personal struggles, J. Garrett Kell explains that life-long transformation rests in the supernatural power of the Savior and the support of a local church. He offers profound insights into Jesus’s teachings on purity and provides you with long-term strategies for your own pathway to freedom.

Written for both men and women struggling with temptation, this book is a vital resource for the church, encouraging a healthy, empathetic community to help brothers and sisters in Christ resist sin. The goal isn’t purity for purity’s sake, but delighting in God and trusting him for ultimate victory.

My thoughts:

This is one of the best books I have read on sexual sin, however, I really think anyone could read this book. We all struggle with some kind of sin. This book was an eye-opener and a reminder that our sin grieves God. I think we loose sight of that in a world that tends to lean heavily on Christ’s love and not enough of Christ’s anger toward sin.

There are also reflection questions at the end so you could use this for personal study or with a group.

A few really good quotes in this book:

“True love never does anything to harm another person’s relationship with God.”

“While believers are free from sin, we can still become ensnared or entangled in it. But such ensnarement is a choice; sin has no power to make a believer do anything.”

“The war against sexual sin is lifelong.” I know people don’t want to believe that last one, but as someone who has struggled with it I still have times I must fight thoughts that are not Godly. I think it is like an alcoholic, they can never have a drink without potentially falling and someone with sexual sin must constantly protect their body and thoughts so they don’t fall.

Again, I recommend this one for any sinner….that means everyone 🙂

Grab your copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.