Monday, September 16, 2013

FINALLY FREE by Heath Lambert

Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace is a 2013 Christian book on escaping pornography by Heath Lambert.

This is an extremely short book (176 pages) – there’s no time spent on why pornography is bad (because people who think so usually have a pretty good idea why, Lambert says) – nearly the entire book is devoted to practical steps and solutions. And it includes some things you don’t typically find in books of this sort (Lambert’s eight tools for fighting pornography are godly sorrow, accountability, “radical measures,” confession, your spouse/singleness, humility, gratitude, and your dynamic relationship with Jesus). And Lambert is refreshingly specific on what to do and how to go about it.   

Yet while Finally Free is extremely practical, the foundation of Lambert’s arguments is, as it should be, the grace of Christ. Lambert ties every bit of his practical advice to the transformative power of grace – the power to be changed, to become different. In a book that goes on at length about what actions a man should take, this discussion of grace as a power is what instills hope for real, permanent change.

Finally Free is a concise, practical, and, most importantly, grace-centered treatment of pornography bondage, and probably the most immediately useful book I’ve read on the subject.


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