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Not Even a Hint: Guarding Your Heart Against Lust

Not Even a Hint Guarding Your Heart Against Lust Harris author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye calls a generation bombarded with images of sexual sin back to the freedom and joy of holiness in this PG rated book

  • Title: Not Even a Hint: Guarding Your Heart Against Lust
  • Author: Joshua Harris
  • ISBN: 9781590521472
  • Page: 203
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Harris, author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye, calls a generation bombarded with images of sexual sin back to the freedom and joy of holiness in this PG rated book.

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    About "Joshua Harris"

    1. Joshua Harris

      Joshua Harris lives outside Washington, D.C in Gaithersburg, Maryland, where he s a pastor at Covenant Life Church His greatest passion is preaching the gospel and calling his generation to wholehearted devotion to God Each January he leads a national conference for singles called New Attitude.

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    1. This book does a wonderful job of approaching sexual lust as not only a huge problem, but that of an even bigger problem our rebellious heart that lusts after sin instead of God The issue of sexual lust is an issue of holiness and whether or not one is growing in it This book is written for both girls and guys, and it does a wonderful job of showing the similarities and differences in lustful struggles I highly recommend this book for anyone to read There are many challenging statements that are [...]


    2. This is a great book to learn what lust is really about and how to combat it in our lives Lust is not just a male problem and does not just mean dealing with pornography Joshua Harris lets us know that God does not want us to even have a hint of lust, whether it is having impure thoughts, reading romance novels, watching romantic comedies, staring at an attractive person, etc if it does not honor God It was surprising to find out that he as a pastor and a married man also struggles and needs acc [...]


    3. This book may not be for everyone, but it was definitely for me It is very blunt and gives practical help for the battle against lust Probably what stood out the most to me in this book was what the author referred to as the key to escaping the cycle of defeat Embracing God s standard for holiness not even a HINT of lust , His source of power for change victory of Christ s death and resurrection , and His motive for fighting sin grace trust in the undeserved favor of God Our human tendency is to [...]


    4. This book and its prequel have created a generation of christian teens who are uneducated in sex, and fear education in it They are pretending they have chastity devices on until marriage, ignoring healthy urges to masturbate and look at the opposite sex Guilt reigns their lives WHEN not if they slip up from these unreal expectations of themselves to ignore their biological sexual impulses Abused wives, secretly masturbating husbands, repressed souls A generation of christian children pretending [...]


    5. Man, I don t know how I would ve gotten through the last couple of months if it weren t for this book Being a new believer to the christian faith, it is a real test to follow the path of Jesus Christ faithfully And I have had to work really hard and gain my strength in this area a lot This is one of the areas that I was struggling a lot in and this book gave me the confidence to believe in God in that he will give me the strength to overcome my lustful desires and provide for me.


    6. No tengo palabras para describir este libro, realmente nunca escribo el review cuando leo algo pero creo que esta vez lo har A veces nosotros los cristianos tratamos de mantener una imagen delante de los dem s de perfecci n y pensamos que somos los nicos luchando con algo, y que el resto del mundo no Que dicha que Joshua y otras personas que han pasado y pasan por esto permita que sus historias se han contadas y lo que es mejor, como Dios los ha redimido y como los ha fortalecido en reas que a v [...]


    7. I REALLY hated this book I read it when I was in college and it basically asserts that any thought of anything sexual is sin This guy is kind of warped.


    8. Destry had loaned I Kissed Dating Goodbye to a couple friends from church who ended up buying all three of Joshua Harris s books After reading Not Even A Hint Guarding Your Heart Against Lust, they asked Destry if he wanted to read it because they thought it was really good.I have to agree with them, it had some very good points and I ve never read another book quite like it Even though Destry read it before I did, I would recommend that parents read this book before handing to their teenager De [...]


    9. Joshua Harris, best known for writing I Kissed Dating Goodbye , tackles the tough subject of lust in his third literary outing Harris candidly writes about his personal struggles and also recounts stories and insights from others who have written letters to him.The simplicity of his language and the organized chapter structure make for an easy read In addition, the fact that he s done his research is evidenced by the resources he quotes C.S Lewis, John Stott, Jerry Bridges and others astig tlga [...]


    10. This is the best book on this topic I ve read It s honest and clear without going too far, it s biblical and gospel centred, and it s very practical and helpful Starts with an affirmation that sex is not the problem lust is which is the title of the new version of the book in a helpful reminder that sexuality is healthy and God given Next is the simple message that our only hope of reaching God s high standard not even a hint of sexual immorality , Ephesians 5 3 is through grace and through God [...]


    11. This is the best book I ve read on dealing with lust and sexual sin I highly recommend it.Josh Harris, author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye, deals transparently with the roots of lust and the real issues behind it Then he equips the reader with the tools needed to fight it The biggest problem we have in the fight for moral purity is that we ve let the lies of the world influence our thinking Josh helps us see where we ve gone astray and realign with God One other key point about this is that it is [...]


    12. This was really interesting and looked at the issue of desire in a whole new light When dealing with physiological urges and whether we listen to them or not, I found this quite informative in distilling my thinking in what living holiness looks like and purity of mind and spirit Very useful for having a language in pastoral discussions on issues which can be very difficult for people to express themselves.


    13. Joshua Harris has been my favorite author when it comes to topics about relationships, love life, spirituality The way he wrote this book is very relatable to boys, and even girls, who are experiencing the hardship of fighting lust This is a commendable book.Though it s been a short book, its contents are full of learning and wisdom.


    14. The overall concept of the book is obviously great But I feel as a whole, this message could be contained in an article.


    15. Joshua Harris has done it In Sex Is Not the Problem Lust Is , Harris captures the lessons and essential truths that have taken me nearly eight years of searching, floundering, succeeding, messing up, and trying again, to figure out If this book is taken to heart, it can spare many men and women a boat load of trial and pain.Harris begins by framing the discussion in chapters 1 3 before jumping into his practical advice In chapter 1 he answers the question Why can t we ever seem to beat lust by r [...]


    16. This is a very powerful book about the importance of avoiding even a hint of lust of any kind in our lives It provides real life solutions that can be applied to our everyday lives, along with solid Biblical advice However, this book is definitely only for high school age and above, as it contains some details that may not be suitable for a younger audience.


    17. The simplest and still one of them best books on the topic Don t be put off by recognising the author as the I kissed dating goodbye guy This is actually a simple, gospel centred book on struggling Witt sexual immorality with heaps of practical advice for both male and female I ve been reading it with people for 10 years and it s always been greatly helpful in spurring on our conversations, prayers and accountability.


    18. I read the title Not Even a Hint , but am reviewing this title because the book was quickly retitled, with the same pagination and everything from what I can tell This was probably the most practical and helpful book on lust I have read I thoroughly enjoyed it and easily give it 5 stars He is clear, encouraging, biblical, convicting, theological, and very practical In the first three chapters Part 2 he talks about the theology of lust and finding the path of freedom between legalism and indulge [...]


    19. First off, I want to say how grateful I am that Josh wrote this book I am so encouraged to know that I m not alone in this.Here are some interesting and relatable takeways 1 Women do lust, but it isn t talked about as much as men2 God created men and women as sexual creatures, putting the right desires in them to desire each other and procreate, such as men desiring to pursue a woman and a woman desiring to be pursued by a man3 The main reason men lust is for pleasure the main reason women lust [...]


    20. This is a very good short, readable, gospel centered, and practical book on this subject Josh Harris tone throughout the book is hope giving In the first three chapters he lays the foundation for the application section of the book Chapter 3 entitled You Can t Save Yourself Where Can I Find the Power to Change was worth the price of the book It is the kind of chapter that I would give to someone to read even if they were not struggling with this specific sin, but were needing hope and reorientat [...]


    21. I ve read many books similar to Josh Harris take on sexual purity over the years, starting when I was in high school I only wish I had had this in my back pocket then.Josh provides lots of relevant, practical steps to guard our minds and hearts in Christ Jesus, while not being fooled by the cunning draw of impurity, be it pornography, masturbation yes, he uses that word , or fooling around with someone not our spouse.Something else I appreciated is his reluctance to label this a male problem Ver [...]



    22. I very rarely award books 5 stars, but this was an exception I only wish I had read it sooner Unfortunately, I was thrown a bit by the creepy title and so let it sit on my shelf for over a year before picking it up it was given to me by a friend I don t think I would have bought it based on the title cover Joshua Harris offers a humble and honest perspective of the damaging effects of lust in our lives And from what I have experienced in my own life at times and in watching my friends lives thro [...]


    23. I think a lot of people from my generation will dislike this book Holiness and sex just seem antithetical Yet, I was thinking recently that a lot of paganism in ancient times revolved around sexuality a lot of ancient pagan religion made sex the mode of worship We can read about the spirituality of sexuality in various places regarding the worship of cerain pagan gods or goddesses, like Diana, Aphrodite, and Ashera In fact, the Ashera poles were possibly phallic symbols So the question arises ho [...]


    24. Pretty good book It has most of the same contents I ve found in similar books, BUT e major difference is that he clearly stresses that victory is NOT about just having a better plan or a formula it s about getting God s help and trusting God.However, this theme seems to get somewhat lost in the latter pages of this book with calls to shore up your plans, etc But the heart and focus in in the general right place.Still, I think Kris Vallotton of Bethel Church Redding, CA , put it best when he said [...]


    25. I thought this was a very well written , un intimidating look at the sin of lust The author spoke about this problem without giving inappropriate descriptions I think it would be good for people to read this wether they think they have a problem with lust or not I think that the principles in here can be used towards any unhealthy activity that comes between us and the Lord Wether it be an addiction, Food , television or money.He talked about how Lust is a greed problem and how godmade sexuality [...]


    26. Excellent Harris gives practical and godly advices for those who are struggling with lustful temptation.I am not struggling with lustful problem but I decided to read this book because it can help me understand how to be accountable to those who do Harris books are very inspirational to me No one should be ashamed to want to marry young and enjoy the wife or husband of their youth Marriage is GREAT Keep His Word always before you Hide it in your heart It will keep you close to Him and far from s [...]


    27. I ve heard that short stories begin when you put the book down I find that to be true with Christian books as well They may be good or otherwise while reading, but their real impact will only be visible in the life change that they begin Anyway, Josh Harris has a lighthearted, comfortable writing style that I like a lot He aslo goes right at the tough issues without being gross or squeamish Very good book definately the most insightful look at lust per se I ve ever seen, and comes with some of t [...]


    28. I did not like the book because there were explanations and teachings that were inaccurate to Catholic knowledge maybe because it was written by a Christian author Anyway, not that I am being biased but it just confused me now with my knowledge with the teachings I already know and I regret reading it I wasted my money on buying the book because it just made me doubt the teachings I already know especially when the author said, Jesus was completely human and that He also had sexual urges and des [...]


    29. I was hesitant to read this, as most Joshua Harris books I ve read come down to legalism and I always felt like the readers who mostly follow him are people afraid to have any freedom in Christ This book, for the most part, was a refreshing change While I still feel like it had a lot of his ideas and experiences rather than the bibles, it was very well put together and had some important truths about lust and any other sin really, and gave many great tactics as to how to battle lust, making the [...]


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