Christians are crashing and burning on the runways of life. Through the TV, Internet, cell phones, newspapers, books, and magazines we are bombarded by the world’s temptations and attractions. The response of choosing isolation from the world doesn’t work: we fail to reach the people God has called us to reach, and we find that the problem comes with us in the sinful desires of our hearts. The opposite extreme, becoming like the world, turns Christians into people who are irrelevant. So how can we build pure lives in this generation? The Word of God has the answers. This workbook is designed to be used by small groups, counselors, and individuals to help us get into God’s Word to find His help to be pure people in a world overcome with sensuality in all its forms.
Soul Purity has been forged in the battlefield of personal sanctification as pastor and biblical counselor, Dave Coats, has fought for purity in this muddy world. Over an eight-week period of manageable daily lessons, Dave systematically dismantles the heart idols that surround the sins of impurity, and gradually builds a new and powerful sense of the greatness and goodness of God. The mind is nurtured with daily readings, songs, meditations,
and questions, all intended to renew the heart in the process.
David Murray, Professor at Puritan Reformed Seminary, Grand Rapids
. . . a rich, robust, relational resource. Other materials on this vital topic often move in extremes: either too abstract, or so “practical” that they lack a theological foundation. This work beautifully balances theological depth with practical implementation.
I highly recommend this Christ-focused, gospel-centered workbook.
Bob Kellemen, Ph.D., Chair of the Biblical Counseling
and Discipleship Department, Crossroads Bible College
Dr. Dave Coats is a certified biblical counselor with ACBC and loves to see how God uses the Word to address people’s problems of addictions, family crises, teenage rebellion, eating disorders just to name a few. His counseling experience spans literally hundreds of hours. He has also taught biblical counseling in three different countries and has led a counseling program at the university level.