Eyes of Integrity:The Porn Pandemic and how it affects you is the latest book by Craig Gross (click here for a review I did a while back for Christian Marketplace magazine of The Dirty Little Secret).
It pretty much does what it says on the tin, it brings out into the open the issue of pornography and the church and simply by doing that, it does the church a powerful service.
It opens with a couple of chapters on how bad the problem is in the world and in the church and then in the next eight chapters works through men, women, marriages, family, workplaces, finding help, the mission of xxxchurch in the porn industry and some practical steps on beating porn.
It’s all good straightforward stuff and really that’s as far as it goes. This is really a primer for anyone and everyone on the challenge of porn in the church and so if you’ve never read a book on this issue then this is as good a place to start as any.
Gross, really does speak with authority on this issue, his ministry xxxchurch has sponsored accountability software (I have it on my phone), helped porn stars leave the industry, helped people break free of addictions and done as much as anyone to raise awareness of this issue in an age where you can look at porn and no one know.
So it’s an uncomplicated book that anyone can read and should be made available to men and women in the church because if it’s not in their marriage it might be in their family and if it’s not in the family it will be in the schools, colleges and work places. It genuinely does get everywhere.
However, if you have read another resource on the issue before then this book won’t really add much new or give depth to the issue but that’s OK because I don’t think that’s what it’s designed to do.