My book on pomography is to be published by Inter-Varsity Press in November 2010. The title will be Closing the Window: Steps to Living Porn Free (the UK title is Captured By A Better Vision). Here’s what Inter-Varsity say about it …
Pomography is everywhere. Far too many Christians regularly use and are addicted to it, warping their perception of se xuality and relationships, destroying marriages and ministries. But Christians who struggle with pom also long for change. When we realize the unfulfilling emptiness of pom, we come to yearn for freedom from it. But what do we do? Tim Chester says that we can be captured by a better vision–a liberating confidence that God offers more than pomography does. Moving beyond pat answers or mere willpower, Chester offers spiritual, practical and corporate resources for living pom free. He exposes the false promises of pom and redirects us to the true promises of God. With assurance of God’s grace and cleansing power, we can change our desires and escape the traps and temptations of pomography. However great the challenge, God’s grace is even greater. And we can come to a place where we no longer feel the need to use pom. Close the window on pom. And open the door to freedom, integrity and new life.
You can pre-order the book here from amazon.com. In the meantime you can buy the UK edition from amazon.com and amazon.co.uk.
Here are some endoresments …
“One of the greatest challenges facing Christians today is the call to se xual purity and integrity. Tim Chester’s book will prove indispensable for those committed to that challenge. By exposing the lies that fuel pomography addiction and offering practical tips for staying free, he arms us with the tools we need to win the battle against pom.”
“Finally, a book which rightly puts the struggle with purity, pomography and se xuality into the larger biblical framework of what it means to know God in the midst of our brokenness! This is a wonderful resource to add to the arsenal of anyone serious about finding freedom from the power of pomography. In addition to that, Tim has written a book that can be effectively used by pastors and leaders. It is an excellent pastoral tool to help those dealing with and impacted by the false promises and lies of our pom-is-the-norm culture.”
“Tim Chester has hit the nail on the head! Pomography is a cancer eating the heart of the church, and this excellent book tackles it head-on. As you would expect, it is thoroughly rooted in the Bible, very well researched and highly accessible. Crucially, Tim also offers fantastic practical and realistic help and advice that us men would do well to take advantage of. I highly commend this timely book.”
“Tim Chester believes that churches need to talk about pom, and has written a helpful book that explains why. I believe it will be a lifeline for those who feel trapped and say, ‘I can’t change.’ It contains a message of grace, strength and hope.”
“Christians think se x is great, but its misuse is bad! Pomography draws Christian men into a dark world where shame and guilt replace joy and freedom. This book superbly diagnoses the problem and points to God’s healing. Tim Chester’s writing will rescue many a marriage and restore many a man to a place where purity and passion coexist in biblical relationship.”
“Tim Chester offers hope, and the possibility of living free from the snare of pomography. . . . Without sounding superspiritual or piling on the guilt, this book emphasizes the fact that we cannot change without God’s help. . . . Chester’s diligent research and nonjudgmental approach will, I promise, help many Christians who are struggling with pom.”
[Before you ask, I’ve deliberately written ‘pom’ because my blog software screens expli cit words.]
Looks great Tim. I am really excited to read this. Thanks for tackling this topic!