Book Review: Surfing for God

Posted: June 7, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle

Written by: Michael John Cusick

Published by Thomas Nelson 2012

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“Every man who knocks on the door of a brothel is looking for God”- G.K. Chesterton

Ministry leader and writer Michael John Cusick attempts to write on a topic much engrained in our society today but often not discussed and even less often connected to spirituality, Cusick is talking about sex.

His premise is that every man who struggles with sexual and porn addicition are ultimately searching for a connection to the divine. I was skeptical when I first began reading Surfing for God.

Cusick picks up where other’s attempting to write on the connection between sexuality and religion leave off. I was very hesitant in reading this work, but I quickly found out that Cusick does not write from a stance of judgement and condemnation. Instead Cusick takes an approach to try help the reader understand that this isn’t an issue of right or wrong. Instead the increase in pornography in our society marks a deeper problem in our society. People longing for a connection to the divine, and at some point they come off the track and into the sea of pornography.

So what do we do? How can we as a society get back on track?

Cusick uses his own story to highlight the problem and he writes in a compelling manner.

I do however find that Cusick oversimplifies the problem, as pornography and sexual addiction also have an effect on the women involved. The book is written by a Christian Man for Christian Men, so this isn’t a book for everyone.

I will chose to keep this book on my bookshelf, as I never know who may step into my office door looking for some direction and I think that Surfing for God could help someone learn that they are not alone.

3/5

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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