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Impossible Joy chronicles the author's journey through sex addiction and 23 years of 12 Step recovery. From a religious "believism," which did not work, to a personal encounter with the One who really does loose from the power of lust and cleanse. Gives readers a Scripturally sound basis for making their own saving Connection. What emerges is a real Jesus for "For Sinners Only," a new view of the humanity of the Son of man put in practical terms, promising not only sobriety but joyous recovery and freedom.
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Breaking the lust barrier has proven to be the great obstacle in recovery from sex addiction. IMPOSSIBLE JOY is a breakthrough book for sex-addicted and other Christians in or out of the church or 12 Step recovery movement. It is the long- missing link between religious belief and a recovery that works. Ron J. has given us the incredible story of his encounter with the humanly-tempted, suffering, saving Son of man who was lost to him and many others in the religious System. Not for the faint- hearted, JOY promises fulfillment of what the Steps prepare the way for, finding what our lust was really looking for.From the Author:
Back from that "pitiful and incomprehensible demoralization" of sex on the streets, and now several years sexually sober, I was nevertheless down for the count. That impossible temptation in the Post Office had me on the ropes, with no defense against the "drink" that would reignite the hellish obsession. That's when I started crying out, "I don't have it, Lord! Sobriety is not enough! I've got to know who you are for me!" And for the first time ever, in that spiritual conflict only the lust- addicted will understand, I felt the loving, liberating Presence of the saving One.
That was the beginning of a sea change in my recovery, which for years had been driven by fear. But now, there was joyous victory in "the expulsive power of a new affection." Later, in an isolated cabin in the high Sierras, pouring over Jesus' life in the Gospels, struck with his utter humanity and seeing the Son of man being made sin for me, I began to discover the One I had supposedly believed in all my life, but had never known. The One who was actually saving me from my lust--in my lust--one temptation at a time. That's where this book got started. He is my impossible joy today, the One I wish everyone could discover.
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Book Description Libera Pub, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110961483113