Enticed by rage, sensuality, or pride, anyone can become caught up in previously unimaginable acts. Experienced biblical counselor John Street takes a hard look at the heart idolatries that lead even Christians to commit egregious sexual sin . . . showing how to bring lasting change by identifying the underlying motivations of the heart.
Here there is hope: any sin can be forgiven, and Christ gives men and women the grace to mortify fleshly desires and to humbly live for him.
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the World. —1 John 2:16
Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourselves, so you too will not be tempted. —Galatians 6:1
Since the 1960s, our culture has been engulfed in the normalization of sexual sin. The internet and smart phones have made the temptations ever present, and today’s culture worships the freedom to indulge unhindered in every sin. Christians are not immune to these temptations.
Passions of the Heart is a product of Dr. Street’s doctrinal dissertation, distilled through his forty years of biblical counseling experience into a practical tool for counseling those entangled in sexual sin. This book is the most exhaustive and helpful resource that I have ever run across. It gets right at the heart idols which are the actual root cause of the sinful heart’s desire—the lusts that trap and ensnare so many today.
—Don Carr, Commissioned Fellowship Group
Pastor, Elder - Joint Heirs