Sex and Money: Pleasures That Leave You Empty and Grace That Satisfies

Sex and Money Pleasures That Leave You Empty and Grace That Satisfies Pleasure We live in a world obsessed with finding it passionate to enjoy it and desperate to maintain it Chief among such pleasures are sex and money two pleasures unrivaled in their power to captiv

Death, Sex Money Episodes WNYC Studios Podcasts Sex and Money Pleasures That Leave You Empty and Grace Sep , The premise that Sex and Money are acts of worship is not necessarily profound, but the manner in which this material is presented was found not only indicting, but Tripp has a way of encouragement that inspires a redeemed one to redirect one s life to use Sex and Money as means to worship the one true God, rather than use them as a form of idolatry. Sex and Money Pleasures That Leave You Empty and Grace Apr , It is not as if sex and the pursuit and use of money are sins as after all, God created sex and money is an inanimate object What gets most people in trouble is the incorrect pursuit of these two issues to include the lordship that sex and money has in the lives of many people today. Death, Sex Money NPR Death, Sex Money A podcast hosted by Anna Sale about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation Email the show at deathsexmoney wnyc. Sex and Money Conference Paul David Tripp Chief among such objects of affection are sex and money two pleasures unequaled in their power to captivate our attention and demand our worship In this session recorded conference, pastor and best selling author Paul David Tripp examines the insanity of our culture and exposes our tendency to fall prey to the hollow promises of this world. Sex Money A National Search for Human Worth Sex Money is a feature length documentary that follows a group of students as they travel across the USA, seeking to understand how the sexual exploitation of children has become the nation s fasting growing form of organized crime.

  • Title: Sex and Money: Pleasures That Leave You Empty and Grace That Satisfies
  • Author: Paul David Tripp
  • ISBN: 9781433536496
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pleasure.We live in a world obsessed with finding it, passionate to enjoy it, and desperate to maintain it Chief among such pleasures are sex and money two pleasures unrivaled in their power to captivate our attention, demand our worship, and drive us to hide or to despair.You don t have to look far to see that we are in big trouble in both areas Many of us see the battPleasure.We live in a world obsessed with finding it, passionate to enjoy it, and desperate to maintain it Chief among such pleasures are sex and money two pleasures unrivaled in their power to captivate our attention, demand our worship, and drive us to hide or to despair.You don t have to look far to see that we are in big trouble in both areas Many of us see the battle We feel the strain of the war And we are eager for freedom in a world gone mad.Seasoned counselor and pastor Paul David Tripp pulls back the curtain on the lies that surround us and on the distortions we often overlook As Tripp thoughtfully exposes the insanity of our culture, he also wisely speaks to our own tendencies to fall prey to sexual and financial idolatry.Sex and Money ultimately directs us to God s Word and the liberating power of the gospel, offering real world advice, and giving us the guidance we need to find true joy and enduring satisfaction.Look for the companion DVDs and audio teaching, available at paultrippministries

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    1. I started reading this book for two reasons. 1. One of the categories on the current Tim Challis reading challenge is to read a book about money or finances. 2. I had received it for free some time back from Christian Audio. I started reading it with the assumption that I was good on both issues, but I should have known better! It was by Paul Tripp and he always goes straight for the heart! He showed how both of these issues is a heart/worship issue. He says that we are created to worship and we [...]

    2. I really did want to like this book. I wanted so bad to like this book. But it just was not there for me. For the record, for the average Christian who does not think that they need this book, this could be an eye opener to their lifestyle that they are not aware of. That is, if they could get past the title that they would skip over because they do not think that it would apply to them. So what was my problem with this? In an unofficial capacity I have a ministry to men with addictions. The tit [...]

    3. Sex and money – two things many would arguably state they don’t have enough of these days. Additionally, these two issues comprise the pursuits of far too many these days. It is not as if sex and the pursuit and use of money are sins as after all, God created sex and money is an inanimate object. What gets most people in trouble is the incorrect pursuit of these two issues to include the lordship that sex and money has in the lives of many people today. It is this incorrect application and t [...]

    4. This is where we see self-ism manifests itself the most, in how we view and approach sex and how we think about money. The younger you are (within reason) when you understand the God given importance of each, the better off you will be. Both were provided for very specific purposes, for good, by our Creator and when we pervert either one of them, the road to destruction is wide. This book has some very important content in it and while I do recommend the book, it comes with a warning. I am proba [...]

    5. This is a long and always good, if not excellent book.It's a shame the title seems not to live up to the rescuing information and truths contained within it's pages, though for the life of me, I wouldn't know what else to title it.For me, it was much deeper as how to walk with God more sincerely, and warnings to help avoid the tragedy that love of money, and impure desires can take a person to.The author keeps hammering on the sin for a long time in this long book, and I could not take it in exc [...]

    6. This book has a lot of godly wisdom regarding sex and money, but listening to it is like panning for gold: you have to go through a lot of pebbles before you find that nugget of gold. But I say "listening" because I couldn't decide whether it's the writing itself that was poor, or whether it just didn't lend itself well to the audio format. The "anonymous stories" at the beginning of most chapters get really repetitive after a while, and don't always help to illustrate the concepts or advance th [...]

    7. This book is honest, heart-exposing, and hopeful. It is honest as Paul Tripp transparently shares and confesses his own struggle in these areas. It is heart-exposing, opening my eyes to subtleties where I have sought for these areas to satisfy, thereby calling me to repentance. It is hopeful because it points the reader to the only One who can satisfy and solve our problem, the Lord Jesus Christ. Our hope is His gospel!

    8. Excellent work on two incredibly important, yet under addressed subjects in the Christian life.Tripp addresses both Sex and Money with biblical clarity and points to a grace filled, God glorifying vision for how these gifts can be enjoyed in a way which honors God.Highly recommend. Wish I could give a copy to every member of my church and have them read it!

    9. Paul David Tripp writes with pastoral care and gospel richness. As I was reading Sex and Money, I felt as though he was personally preaching the gospel to me. I wish someone would have given me this book in college. He doesn’t overstate when he says, “Few areas of the human struggle reveal more powerfully the sad sinfulness of sin than the sex-and-money evils that are done thousands of times every day” (p. 11).What I loved. Tripp rejoices in sex and money as good gifts given by God. So muc [...]

    10. I listened to the audio version which isn't the best for me but I did enjoy the book. I think it would be valuable to go through a study with a group or friend.A book about Christian living.

    11. Tripp spoke truth to my heart. The truth that God has created all things for his glory, which includes my sexuality.

    12. excellent book. insightful. author looks at issues from multiple perspectives like a house through many windows. Reveals a lot about different ways lies, deception, temptations are in my heart and masqueraded as normal.

    13. What a wise counselor, he tackles the HARD subjects without flinching, driving his point home again and again, that it is our faulty desires for especially sex and being loved that causes us to settle for less. Paul Tripp is an excellent teacher and uses the gospel and engages us with these topics. He says he also has failed and continues to fail and be forgiven by God's grace in these areas. He says the reason he choose now to write about sex and money are insanity, addiction and glory. The cul [...]

    14. This book does an excellent job of not only getting to the root of the issue, but driving it home and drilling it into your head. This is needed in a world where our minds are so easily and quickly pulled aside to the idea that we are good people, that we are in control, that we are our own masters. The particular sin issue could be anything, not only sex and money, and the truths played out in this book apply just as much to both deciphering the root cause of the sin and getting to the heart of [...]

    15. Paul David Tripp is constantly poignant, regularly getting to the heart of the matter. Ultimately were are all fallen and are incapable of doing right without God's grace. But that grace is available to anyone.This was a very good book that first focuses on the messed up view of sex that the world has, and the many pitfalls Christians stumble upon. Later, Tripp sets his sights on the materialistic desires of our hearts and how we replace God with money but looking to satisfy ourselves with thing [...]

    16. Rating : 1.75This books is about 3 things, 2 are in the title. The other is God. Tripp’s explanation of why we have sex and money issues is because we do not love God enough. Which is well and true but that was the point of this whole book. He kept repeating the same thing over and over and over and over again. If you have porn issues, its because you are looking for things of the world to satisfy you and not god, if you struggle with money, you can get on a budget but until you love God your [...]

    17. This book is less about sex and money specifically and more about the general need to view everything from an eternal perspective and consider how easily we make idols in our lives. The book was a bit repetitive at times since it was mostly Tripp trying to hammer this one point home, but I felt like this was also necessary as we way too easily forget about the eternal perspective and content ourselves with simply living in the present. As a result, this book did a good job of not only putting se [...]

    18. Paul David Tripp does an excellent job of tackling these two touchy subjects that many are careful to avoid. He writes as one who is still on this journey of learning and living out the scriptural principles and not as a master of these topics. I appreciated the truth and honesty in his approach and I loved how he challenged the reader to think differently about sex and money so that we can bring glory to God in both of these areas of our lives. An easy to read book with lots to highlight and un [...]

    19. Be prepared to be kicked in the gut several times through this book in a good way. I've read several books on the issues of purity, pornography, sexual addition, etc but none of them have tackled the issues of sex (and included money) the way the Tripp does here. He really gets at the root of the issues surrounding our sin nature that drives these two serious areas of sin. Not only that, but just when you think you are "safe from that one", he ratchets the bar up even higher and forces you to co [...]

    20. I like PDT a lot. "Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands" is one of my favorite books. But I did not like this book at all. It had way too much "empty" and not nearly enough "grace." It seemed to be written to relatively untroubled rich people who need a reality check, rather than people with real problems who need a hand up not a beat down. Maybe his audience is wealthy suburbanites, and that's fine, maybe this book will even be helpful to you. But I would never hand this to someone who is seriou [...]

    21. In his usual style, Tripp offers a hearty biblical corrective to the cultural insanity surrounding sex and money. Tripp helpfully reminds us that the problem is not either, but in our treasure-seeking tendency to look for joy and happiness in gifts that were only meant to point us to the Giver. Like few other authors can, Tripp manages to confront our serious shortcomings in these areas while continuously reminding us of our need for grace.For Tim Challies' 2016 Reading Challenge, this was the b [...]

    22. I cannot recommend this book highly enough! It is an absolutely fantastic read for any Christian even if you are not particularly struggling with sexual sin or money issues. Tripp really delves deeply into issues of pride and idolatry in a way that will challenge and convict you to examine yourself. He then shows you how we as believers have a loving Father to run to in our struggles, both for help and forgiveness. This presentation of law and gospel is thoroughly biblical and has the potential [...]

    23. This book offers a confrontation of a couple big issues today. For most of the book, the author identifies problems with our desires and where we seek to fulfill them. He offers plenty of insight from experience. Toward the end, he highlights the great satisfaction and security available in the grace of God, which changes everything for us. I only wish he talked about this sooner, and more frequently throughout.

    24. This is a superb book, and one of the most revealing that I've ever read in terms of understanding how my desires work before a wise and loving God. If I were to criticize it on literary terms well, I got tired of the words "unpack" and "insanity." However, the truth of the book really did cause me to stop and reflect--like, the kind where I'm not doing so because I feel like I'm supposed to--on a number of occasions. Good stuff.

    25. I am thankful for Tripp's work that let's me see how weak and deceived I still am over the false gods of sex and money. But I'm even more thankful for Tripp's focus upon the deep and wide flow of grace and help from Jesus that not only removes the guilt of my shame in these areas, but empowers me to fight diligently against these cheap counterfeits and instead find true satisfaction in the unfathomable love and extravagant riches of the Father's grace to me in Christ!

    26. Paul Tripp always brings the power of the gospel to any subject. In this case, he's discussing some of the most powerful idols in the lives of western Christians. It has much great help to bring to those struggling with the control of passions of all types. Knowing that this would be true I thought it would be good to listen to with my teenage son. However, I found many of the illustrations in appropriate for such use. Be warned: this is a helpful book but not for the young, in my opinion.

    27. This is a superb book, and one of the most revealing that I've ever read in terms of understanding how my desires work before a wise and loving God. If I were to criticize it on literary terms well, I got tired of the words "unpack" and "insanity." However, the truth of the book really did cause me to stop and reflect--like, the kind where I'm not doing so because I feel like I'm supposed to--on a number of occasions. Good stuff.

    28. To be honest, I wouldn't have read this book if it weren't christianaudio's free book of the month, but it was a very good, Biblically-sound read. The author got to the root of the issues that so blatantly fight for our heart in this life here-and-now. Both convicting and encouraging. A great resource for counseling.

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