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Book Review: Porn-Again Christian

April 1, 2009


Mark Driscoll is unquestionably one of the most controversial pastors in America today. He pastors Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington. It is one of America’s fastest growing churches in one of the nation’s least churched cities. He is not part of any particular denomination or Christian tradition, but he is thoroughly reformed, or Calvinistic, in his doctrine. My appreciation for Driscoll stems not from his theology, but rather from his willingness to teach openly and forcefully on difficult topics. His teaching is extremely practical. And that brings us to this particular book.

The first thing I want to point out is that the book is available online for free in .pdf format. They encourage you to download, print, and distribute it. It is a short (56 page) document. It is released through Driscoll’s organization, the Resurgence, under their publishing label, Re:Lit.

The title of the book is Porn-Again Christian: A Frank Discussion on Pornography and Masturbation. I will not go into detail on the contents of the book, except to say that the title is accurate. Enough said on that.

I do want to make a few general comments. The first thing I want to make note of is the amount of scripture that is cited to make his points. You can read the book in just a little while, but if you take the time to read the Bible passages cited, it will take you much longer. I think that is a good thing. Another point I would make is that it truly is a “frank discussion”. Pastor Mark does not mince words. Given his target audience, I think that is also a good thing. While he acknowledges that women also struggle with these issues, Driscoll apologetically writes to Christian men.

Do I recommend this book? Absolutely, with discretion.

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One Comment
  1. Liz permalink

    Thanks for the recomendation. I have a few friends that I’m going to pass this info onto.

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