Hope-Holiness-John-FonvilleNo amount of rules, software filters, or accountability talks can bring the healing we need.

The war against sexual immorality—which begins in our minds and hearts—cannot be won by trying harder to modify our behavior. This will always leave us feeling defeated and discouraged. But we can win victory by knowing our identity in Christ. We gain clarity and power through the Holy Spirit to overcome sexual temptation as we truly grasp the gospel—what God has done for us and in us. And it’s necessary to have the gospel regularly preached to us and to regularly preach the gospel to ourselves in order to experience consistent victory.

In Hope and Holiness: How the Gospel Enables and Empowers Sexual Purity, author, podcaster, and Rector of Paramount Church, Dr. John Fonville, shows that the gospel, not practical steps or more self-discipline, is God’s provision for the power to live a life of sexual purity. And it is available to every Christian. With a shepherding heart and theological acumen, Fonville answers essential questions for all who desire to honor God with their minds, hearts, and bodies: Who are we? What is the body? and Who is God? Fonville sets us on a desperately needed joyful path of renewed strength and faith-filled purity.

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FROM THE FORWARD: “…false saviors and lords do not liberate; instead, they enslave us. Not freedom, but bondage; not autonomy, but powerlessness; not self-respect, but self-loathing are the consequences of giving our bodies to someone or something other than our true Liberator. John Fonville explores richly the kindness of God that leads us to repentance. The reader will find here, as I have, a treasure of wisdom for that marvelous freedom that Christ purchased and wants us to enjoy.”
Michael Horton, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sola Media

“I have desperately searched for the 'gospel' approach to Christianity that John Fonville writes about in Hope and Holiness. John brings his breadth of theological learning and his conviction about the power of the Holy Spirit to the timely topic of sexual holiness. Using 1 Corinthians 6:9-20 as his starting point, he unpacks a way for sexual purity that challenges the old 'do more' and 'try harder' approaches. This book contains the most liberating message the world has ever heard—that God wants 'us' before He wants our behavior, and when He has us, our changed hearts respond with love and obedience. I don’t know of another book that addresses sexual purity with such clarity and Christ-centered convictions. I believe God will use this book to bring hope and healing to performance-weary Christians who need to know and grow in the constancy of God’s love.”
The Rev. Canon Chuck Collins, Executive Director, Center for Reformation Anglicanism

“What does it take to have real victory over sexual sin? Here John Fonville calls out the church’s flailing attempts to help those ravaged by pornography and other destructive habits—and lights a path toward true transformation through the power of God.”
Eric Metaxas, #1 New York Times bestselling author and host of The Eric Metaxas Radio Show