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Review | Secrets

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Everyone has a secret or two, a part of their life they would rather not share with the rest of the world.

But for Jonathan Daugherty, his secret was so life-altering and relationship-ending that he fought to keep it hidden at all costs. And it did cost him. His secret kept him from contentment, peace, and the possibility of being known and loved for who he truly is. That’s what any secret addiction can do—but in particular a sex addiction.
After his wife finally discovered his secret, their marriage appeared to be over. In Secrets, Jonathan honestly and courageously shares his story of addiction to pornography and how he lost everything to it.
But that’s not how the story ends. While Jonathan struggled, someone else was at work—his heavenly Father. At the lowest possible moment of his life, God stepped in and brought him hope and healing. This is a story of both loss and redemption that gives hope to anyone who has ever experienced the power and struggle of addiction and its life-destroying effects.
Addiction doesn’t have the final say over Jonathan’s life or in his marriage. The God who finds the lost, heals the sick, and brings life from death has the last, victorious word.

  • A courageous, honest and open account of life as a sex addict and how sex addiction destroys marriages.
  • A life-affirming and personal story of recovery and redemption that will inspire readers.
  • Offers hope to all who struggle with pornography and sex addiction.
  • Each chapter includes a “Living in the Light” section designed to equip and help readers find freedom from addiction.
  • Suitable as a study for support groups of addicts and those who care about them.

Hott Review:

I asked if I could review Secrets thinking it would help me understand people with porn problems. But it helped me to understand me so much more.

I was shocked as I read Jonathan’s book. It was so honest and very neatly portrays why secrets are the problem… Yes, the things we’re keeping a secret are things that need to be dealt with, but more than that it’s the facade we face the day with that’s the problem. The one we take so far we don’t even realize we’re keeping secrets from ourselves.

Secrets reads like a cross between a conversation and a devotional. I felt just like we were sitting together and he was telling me how his brokenness overtook his life. But just at the end of each profound memory, he gave me hope in showing me why his feelings were wrong and how living without secrets can be accomplished.

This is a book I think everyone can find useful, if they’re willing to look. I know I’ll be sharing it with my family (so they can help me to move past my past) and with my pastor (for others who may need this as well.).


Author: Jonathan Daugherty
Source: Litfuse Publicity offered a copy of Secrets to me to read. I’m reviewing it because I want to share my thoughts about it with you.
Publisher & Date: June 19th 2017 by New Growth Press
Genre: Non-Fiction Christian Self-Help, Additions
ISBN: 1945270802 (ISBN13: 9781945270802)
Pages: 166
Grade: A
Ages: 18+
Steam: Adult


Author Bio:

Jonathan Daugherty is the founder of Be Broken Ministries, and founder of Gateway to Freedom workshop for men. He also hosts the weekly radio broadcast, Pure Sex Radio, and is in demand nationally as a speaker on sexual purity and men s issues. He has appeared on multiple radio and television media, both local and national. He has authored “Grace-Based Recovery,” “The 4 Pillars of Purity,” and other works. Jonathan lives with his wife and three children in San Antonio, Texas.

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