Rescue Skills Essential Skills for Restoring the Sexually Broken






Do you know someone who is struggling with pornography use? Unfortunately, it’s likely that you do—but you may not know how to help. In this book, counselors Deepak Reju and Jonathan Holmes provide a treasure trove of straightforward, biblical strategies for guiding a fellow believer toward recovery. You’ll learn how to listen well, develop a plan, understand the body’s role in sexual struggles, and, by God’s grace, keep your friend focused on Christ throughout his or her journey to freedom.

Although it can stand alone, Rescue Plan pairs with Rescue Skills, also by Reju and Holmes, for maximum effectiveness.


“Has the potential to . . . change the way you offer ministry to women and men who battle sexual sin.”

—Ellen Mary Dykas, Women’s Ministry Director, Harvest USA

“The most realistic yet hope-filled book I’ve read on helping people with pornography.” 

—Alasdair Groves, Executive Director, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation

“Compassionate, fresh, practical, convicting, and reproducible. . . . The right book at the right time.”

—Dave Harvey, President, Great Commission Collective

“Offers the most comprehensive approach . . . to equip counselors to offer wise, practical, biblical advice to people who indulge in pornography.”

—Jim Newheiser, Executive Director, The Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship

“A stockpile of necessary wisdom. . . . Your arsenal will be filled with multidimensional tactics specific to the battle against porn.”

—Jenny & Curtis Solomon, Authors, Reclaim Your Marriage and Redeem Your Marriage

“Accessible, practical, and dripping with grace—it’s a book I’ll undoubtedly be coming back to time and again.”

—Helen Thorne, Director of Training and Resources, Biblical Counselling UK


Jonathan Holmes is the counseling pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, the executive director of Fieldstone Counseling, and a member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition.

Deepak Reju is pastor of the biblical counseling and family ministries at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, and serves on the Biblical Counseling Coalition’s board of directors.