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A Habit of Purity in a Pornographic World

FLESH, A Habit of Purity in a Pornographic World was written for Cru over ten years ago, which is why it needed to be rewritten. A lot has changed in ten years. Everything has changed in ten years.

There’s a glut of men’s books out there, so what’s different about Flesh? The difference is it’s written to and for Cru. That means it’s Christ-centered. That means it’s built on a biblical framework not a therapeutic one. That means it’s mission-minded—not advocating for a decade of convalescence until purity is achieved. It also means that the model of growth is Spirit-filled, missional, community, and not self-discipline/virtue ethics. For Cru, by Cru, about Cru.

As a Cru resource it also creates common currency among students as they interact at conferences and on projects. There’s a conversation already in place.

Flesh has been thoroughly rewritten with added chapters and like the first edition there’s a one-month devotional as well as Small Group content.

Among topics addressed are: Habitual Sin, Homosexuality, Masturbation, Guilt, Repentance, Porn, Worship, Evil and Temptation, Faith, Biblical sex, and how Jesus fits into all of it.

About the Author

About the Author

Rick has his M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is currently working on a PhD. in Philosophy of Religion. He’s been on staff with Cru for 30 years and serves as the publisher of Cru Press. His other writings include: Jesus Without Religion (InterVarsityPress, 2006) A Million Ways to Die (Cook, 2010), and Up All Night (NavPress, forthcoming). Rick lives in West Chester, PA with his wife Katie; their personal blog is NorthHillDrive.com


Product Details:

  • Size 7.10 x 4.60
  • Softcover
  • 202 pages
  • ISBN 1-56399-229-9

Ministry Use:

At some point during the year, your ministry will-no doubt-address this subject. But a talk or event cannot cover this topic in a single day. So we suggest Flesh (for men) and Fantasy (for women) as the follow-up content to that talk or event. Additionally, we suggest campus Bible studies devote several weeks to the small group content.


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