Hope and Holiness: How the Gospel Enables and Empowers Sexual Purity (Paperback)
No amount of rules, software filters, or accountability talks can bring the healing we need.
The war against sexual immorality—which begins in our minds and hearts—cannot be won by trying harder to modify our behavior. This will always leave us feeling defeated and discouraged. But we can win victory by knowing our identity in Christ. We gain clarity and power through the Holy Spirit to overcome sexual temptation as we truly grasp the gospel—what God has done for us and in us. And it’s necessary to have the gospel regularly preached to us and to regularly preach the gospel to ourselves in order to experience consistent victory.
In Hope and Holiness, author John Fonville shows that the gospel, not practical steps or more self-discipline, is God’s provision for the power to live a life of sexual purity. And it is available to every Christian. With a shepherding heart and theological acumen, Fonville answers essential questions for all who desire to honor God with their minds, hearts, and bodies: Who are we? What is the body? and Who is God? Fonville sets us on a desperately needed joyful path of renewed strength and faith-filled purity.