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Author: Gary L. Thomas Narrator: Gary L. Thomas, Geraldine Hughes Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9780310773368
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Gary Thomas, one of this generation’s most popular and accessible writers about the spiritual life, explores what it means to build a life of true pleasure—one that will liberate the believer’s spiritual life, marriage, family, Christian community, and outreach.Many Christians assume “pleasure” and “sin” are synonymous. Others define godly pleasure so narrowly that they drastically minimize the powerful and holy role that pleasure can play in their lives. Still others feel guilty even thinking about how to build a life of pleasure. For all of them, Pure Pleasure provides an entirely new paradigm. It invites contemporary Christians to embrace a life of true pleasure as a pathway to obedience, worship, and service.Building on his bestselling books Sacred Pathways, Sacred Marriage, and the Gold Medallion-winning Authentic Faith, Gary Thomas takes readers to a new level of faith by providing a theological and inspirational framework to help them cultivate the kind of life that pleases God. Abounding with spiritual insights and practical exercises, this book provides the freedom to approach life in Christ with new wonder and joy. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke | 1/20/2013

    " Other than that I found this book to be very repetitive, there were some very insightful points that I needed to hear. Loved the idea/topic of the book. Thomas is a fantastic writer that speaks in a manner that anyone can understand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 5/28/2012

    " In my top 3 favorite books of 2010 because it shaped my theology indelibly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla | 11/15/2011

    " This must have been a hard book to write. Have to be careful but he handled it well! This guy is one of my fav authors! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 8/23/2011

    " I downloaded this (legally :)) from Gary Thomas' website. I've read and liked several of his other books, but this is by far the best! I needed the reminder that Godly pleasure is crucial to a healthy Christian life and honoring to God. Very encouraging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward | 3/28/2011

    " Another good one from Gary Thomas. I really enjoyed this book, helped to free me of some of my Christian traditions that have no basis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 9/7/2010

    " So encouraging, and so helpful-- a nicely balanced look at the topic and one that seems to give a much-needed corrective to much of modern culture's perspective on pleasure, from both sides of the Christian fence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 4/10/2010

    " I really liked his thesis and not much else, this should have been an essay not a full blown book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Butch | 2/14/2010

    " Very good book about a precious gift given by God but often mis-trusted by Christians. If you've been guilty of being suspicious of anything that feels good, you need to read this book. Would be great in combination with Worldliness by C J Mahaney. "

About the Author

Gary Thomas is a writer in residence at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, and an adjunct faculty member teaching on spiritual formation at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of several books, including Sacred Marriage, Sacred Pathways, Pure Pleasure, Sacred Parenting, and the Gold Medallion Award-winning Authentic Faith.