About the Book
Book Title: Live Pure and Free
Author: Dave Howe
Genre: Non-fiction devotional for men
Release date: December 1, 2017
Live Pure and Free is for men who want to win in their battle for purity. Live Pure and Free is real. It’s gritty. But most of all, it gives hope.
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About the Author
Dave Howe is an author, speaker, musician, consultant, retreat leader, and a Regional Group Leader for Pure Desire Ministries. After fighting his own battle for purity, Dave co-founded For Men Only, a support group for men seeking freedom from sexual sin.
His prayer is that Live Pure and Free will be a game changer for men around the world as they seek their freedom in Christ.
Guest Post from Dave
This is not a fluffy book. I talk about the real things that guys in my purity group were going through in their struggles, as well as my own story. It reflects my 10 years of leading men through their journey to purity, which is only found in Christ and with God’s power.
Some of the devotions get gritty, and real. In Revelation 12:11 it says, “ And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” I wanted the reader to say to themselves, “this guy is real. He’s been through this and has overcome. If he can do it, I can do it.”
I heard one writer say that you have to have that personal connection with the reader through your honesty. “You have to bleed all over the pages.” That’s what I did.
Some books are difficult to read because they talk about things that are uncomfortable. This may be one of those books for some, but I will say that it is powerful, transparent and life changing. Men have this need to feel like they have everything together. They hide things that they know are wrong, for fear of being judged. What the real problem is though, is called pride. Lets face it, we all sin, we all fall short, but if we don't confess our sins, we will continue to allow the enemy to draw us away from God.
This book is geared towards men and the temptations they face. I respect the author for his candor and sharing his struggles. The book is designed as a 90 day devotional . Each day the author touches on a different subject and has a prayer at the end of the chapter as well as questions to be answered as you go through the study. Some of the questions are very specific and I encourage you to be honest as you do the exercises .
It was interesting to read about one man who went to a purity class at a different church from where he attended. I felt compassion as it was explained that he was afraid of what his own church would think if they knew what he was struggling with. When will we as the body of Christ stop judging and help each other out? We need to stop pointing fingers, and help those who need support.
One of the best points the author makes is finding an accountability partner. It is so important to have someone stand with you, encourage you and pray for you. We aren't meant to be alone in out struggles. The book is well written and is meant to encourage men and help them as they overcome their struggles with things that are not of God.
"There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." Romans 8:1
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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