Secrets: A True Story of Addiction, Infidelity, and Second Chances by Jonathan Daugherty book review.
by Jonathan Daugherty
New Growth Press
Everyone has a secret or two—areas of their life they would rather not share with the general public. But Jonathan Daugherty had a life-altering, relationship-ending secret that he wanted to keep hidden at all costs. And it did cost him.
His secret snatched away contentment, peace, and the possibility of being known and loved for who he really is. That’s what any addiction can do—but in particular a sex addiction. When his wife finally realized who Jonathan really was and what he was really doing, their marriage seemed to be over. Jonathan shares honestly and courageously his story of pornography addiction to it and how he lost everything. But that’s not the whole story.
Someone else was at work while Jonathan was struggling
—his heavenly Father. At the lowest possible moment of his life, God stepped in and brought hope and healing. This is a story of loss and redemption that will give hope to anyone who has ever experienced the power of addiction and its life-destroying effects. Addiction doesn’t have the last word in 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.
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Meet the Author
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.
Learn more about Jonathan and his new release here.
My Review: This little book, only about 124 pages, is jam-packed with raw truth…the kind that most of us are either to ashamed of or fearful of sharing. Wow, is all I can say for his candor and openness to share his story with the world. Although, I have not struggled with the same issues of Jonathan; I can relate to how we as broken (in need of a Savior) people can be clueless about how to process and walk through the pains of this life.
This book is masterfully written, easy to read, and will completely capture your attention. Even if one do not encounter the issues that Jonathan has wrestled with I believe one can still glean some great coping skills for the traumas of life.
Although this book is tastefully crafted and well written, because he writes truthfully about hard subjects there were a few places in this book that took me by surprise. I in no way want to try and persuade you not to read the book; I just want you to be aware of how honestly real this author is being.
I highly recommend this book and would give it five stars.