Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Book Review - He Restoreth My Soul by Donald L. Hilton Jr. MD

There has long been a debate as to whether pornography is addictive.  Dr. Hilton's book clearly puts the debate to rest.  The book is replete with scientific evidence to back his claim.  As President Gordon B. Hinckley claimed many years ago, pornography is indeed addictive, pernicious and destructive.

The book focuses it's attention, however, on recovery.  Addiction is heinous in it's devastation and allure.  It is nice to visit the subject with such a positive, hopeful, realistic expectation of emancipation from the clutches of this horrible vice.

If you or a loved one has fallen into this horrible trap, I recommend this book as a great place to start toward leaving the devastation behind.  If you are a Church Leader may I suggest it as well.  It is important to realize that abstinence is not the same as recovery and such an assumption is a dangerous one.

Dr. Hilton makes it plain that this problem exists at epidemic proportions and must, though uncomfortable, be addressed broadly among the population.  The book was recommended to me by a General Authority in connection with the LDS Church's Addiction Recovery Program.  I in turn recommend it to you.


Booklogged said...

Does he talk about other types of addictions as well as pornography?

Candleman said...

No, this book is focused entirely on pornography addiction. It does, however emphasize the 12 Step Recovery model which works so well with every manifestation of addictive behavior.

audreygeddes said...

This looks like a great book about pornography addiction. Thanks for sharing this! In answer to Booklogged's inquiry, there is another informative read on sex addiction called, "FREE SEX. EXPENSIVE THERAPY." The author does a great job of writing a truthful account about a heavy subject in a lighter tone.

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