Month: November 2017

“Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain” by Williams M. Struthers Review

With Hollywood’s recent reveal of the sexual depravity of many men against women, I find this book to be quite interesting in explaining the effects that occur in the male brain when it is consumed by pornography. The connection between Hollywood producing highly sexualized films (pornography) and the producers committing those acts in real life is not a coincidence. All that the world is just realizing about humanity, scripture has already described, which is why I find this book to be perfect for our time. This book is designed to explain the neurological damages that come with massive consumption of porn. William M. Struthers shows us his findings and the effects that it has on the life of a Christian while showing the reader what actually goes on in the brain. His conclusion is that a person that is addicted to pornography essentially rewrites their brain to do what God did not intend humans to do. “‘My brain made me do it’ or ‘Porn has messed up my brain so I can’t help myself’ are …

“On Pastoring” by H.B Charles Review

As a young pastor in ministry, I am always eager to learn what the Lord has taught older, more seasoned pastors. This book is filled with great lessons from a pastor who started his pastoral ministry at the age of seventeen. At the time of this book was written, H.B Charles had been in pastoral ministry for a quarter of a century. On Pastoring is essentially a quick refresher of all of the things that I learned in seminary. It is filled with different types of life lessons that young and old pastors need to learn/relearn while they are in ministry. What I appreciate about this book is that it gets to the point. Each chapter includes specific facets of pastoral ministry and H.B Charles does a good job in realigning our every day life as a pastor to what the scripture has to say. Through the business of ministry, sometimes I forget to go back to the basics and do the basic things well. This book helped me remember the lessons that seminary and …