Are You Guarding Your Heart Against Lust?Lust isn't just a guy problem—it's a human problem. And unless we're willing to honestly confront it, lust will destroy our relationships and our lives. This book (previously titled Not Even A Hint) calls a generation bombarded with pornography and images of sexual sin back to God's standards and the freedom and joy of holiness.
In this book, I wanted to be straightforward about sexual sin without being graphic. It is my hope that this "PG-rated" book will speak to the person deeply entrenched in lust, as well as to those just flirting with temptation. I shared honestly about my own struggles to help expose the tactics of lust in the heart, and to help readers create a personal and practical plan for fighting back. I really wanted to help men and women find hope in God's grace and learn the way to lasting change.
As I mentioned, Sex Is Not The Problem (Lust Is) used to be called Not Even a Hint. Why the change? Simply, we had a lot of people telling us that they had no idea from the title what it was about. Hopefully the new title makes it more clear what the core message of the book is all about.
Here's a clip of me discussing Sex is not the Problem (Lust Is):
The Study Guides
Shannon and I teamed up with Brian Smith to create guides that can be used for both personal reflection and group discussion. The women's edition includes a great list of "modesty tips," and both editions feature a brand new "Purity Download" that offers help avoiding temptation online.
Endorsements for the book
"This book is a practical call to personal holiness Josh deals boldly with the strongest attacks on young men and women today."
--Chris Tomlin, worship artist and song writer
"We cannot waste time playing hide-and-seek with lust and its consequences. Joshua Harris has earned our trust by talking straight and teaching from the Word of God. His wisdom on the true nature of lust will not only inform, but challenge every Christian."
--R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"The main issue with lust is that it hinders us from seeing and savoring the glory of Christ. That hurts us and dishonors Him. So, for your joy and Christ's honor, I commend this book to you. It is realistic, practical, and hope-giving because of uncompromising grace. The pure in heart will see God. If you want that sight, let Josh Harris help you fight."
--John Piper, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis
"A beautiful blend of grace and truth. My friend Joshua Harris raises high standards of holiness while carefully avoiding legalism. Honest, biblical, and practical--I highly recommend it."
--Randy Alcorn, bestselling author of The Treasure Principle and The Purity Principle
"Forthright, honest, and compelling. Joshua Harris has written a book about sexual purity that can be read and applied by both men and women. He shows us in practical and specific ways how we can grow toward God's standard--absolute purity in mind and body."
--Jerry Bridges, author of The Pursuit of Holiness