In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free of Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior
||Author: Patrick Carnes, David, Ph.D. Delmonico, Elizabeth Griffin, Joseph M. Moriarty, David L. Delmonico|
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Publisher: Hazelden Information Education (01 April, 2001)
Sales Rank: 13,563
Average Customer Rating: 3.25 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
The key to break free is NOT in this book! I recommend...
Online porn is a big problem that affects many men but few know how to be successful in the battle. Pornorgraphy is a spiritual problem as it contaminates your very soul and so it needs a spiritual solution...CHRIST. If you truly want to be free then I recommend "Every Man's Battle" or "Every Young Man's Battle" depending on whether you are single or married one of thee two WILL speak to you. I have been a christian for the past 4 years and I must tell you that in ALL my years I WAS UNABLE TO BREAK FREE from the chains UNTIL I TRUSTED THE LORD JESUS CHRIST FOR STRENGTH AND GUIDANCE. I urge you to read my recommendeed books it WILL help once you put the steps into practice AND TRUST CHRIST to keep you.
John 8:36 - "Who the Son (Jesus) sets FREE is FREE indeed"
Rating: 3 out of 5
Alittle too Broad
This book is a good starting resource for anyone who's concerned with their time on the Internet, or sex addiction in general. There's only a couple of problems I've had with the book. Mostly, it's catagorizing of addiction seems exceptionally broad. I think any normal person could argue they had an addiction problem using the criteria listed within.
Also, the book is titled breaking free, but seems reluctant to assist in that endeavor. Instead, it throws out a few common sense ideas, and then recommends you seek professional help. Well, if that's what you're looking for, let me save you the cost of this book. "You, are in need of professional help. A book cannot help you." There, the overall morale of this title in one easy, free sentance.
Rating: 4 out of 5
In-depth look at a growing addiction
The Internet is a fascinating place, but for too many people, it is also fraught with danger, as they are sex addicts, and the Internet can become a sex addict's paradise. This book was highly readable, not too complex but didn't talk down to the reader, and includes exercises to help the cybersex addict get started on his/her recovery. If it has a flaw, it is that the authors' definition of sobriety is a little murky. Still, this is a very helpful book, with plenty of examples from real-life addicts. Should be read by everyone who compulsively uses the Internet for sexual gratification.
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