Book Review: Surfing For God

 Surfing for GodDiscovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle

 By Michael Cusick
Published by Thomas Nelson

Michael’s book is a fresh breathe in the men’s self help books.  I spent time in my under grad and graduate work doing research on pornography addiction and this book I feel is a valuable resource.

Cusick addresses the validity of the addiction and the struggle of it and uses his own personal experiences as a counselor and an individual who he himself has experienced the struggle.  He addresses not only the psychological but also the spiritual, physical and practical levels of the struggle.  I appreciate that Cusick spoke to the spiritual warfare side of things and addressed that the battle is not just the psychological aspects.  Many people fail to understand the whole picture of the addiction and the addict and only look at select aspects of the issues.

Cusick handles well the issues and helps the reader to see that the struggle is really tied to their search for God and true intimacy and love.  He helps the reader to understand and hear the lies that they believed about themselves that may tie them to their struggle or addiction whatever it may be.  Cusick writes in specific about sexual addiction but his principles can be used to address many addictions and struggles.

This book is a definite must read for any person who struggles with sexual addiction.  I also think any pastor or youth pastor should read this book and use it as a reference in their counseling.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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