Beyond the Battle
Tired of Trying Harder?
Most books on beating temptation teach men how to try harder, think better, and manage their behavior into submission. The problem is, no matter how strong we are today, the battle continues tomorrow. In Beyond the Battle, author and pastor Noah Filipiak shows you why symptom-based behavior management approaches offer short-term solutions and unpacks the key to gospel-centered, long-term victory, helping you win the war against sin and temptation.
Beyond the Battle is an accessible, effective, go-to resource for individual or small group use that brings freedom from sexual temptations and connects men deeply to Jesus. All men have the common ground of facing some level of temptation or discontent--whether married or single--and this book guides them past this frustration and into freedom. Filipiak addresses marriage, singleness, and sexual temptation in a culture where 55% of married men and 70% of single men look at porn at least once a month and over half of all marriages end in divorce.
Refreshingly different from other books that promise help in addressing sexual temptation, Beyond the Battle turns typical "purity" strategies on their head by addressing head-on our sense of self-entitlement and our self-seeking tendencies, showing how the mercy of Jesus uniquely satisfies our unmet longings. As you read and journey through the optional 43-day devotional included in the appendix, you will experience a rich exposition of the Bible and the transforming power of Jesus. You'll discover the fullness of who you are in Christ and unpack how the mercy of the gospel trumps our insecurities and transforms our lives.
About the Author
Noah Filipiak is a pastor at Ada Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Previously he planted and pastored Crossroads Church in Lansing, Michigan for 13 years. He has degrees from Cornerstone University and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He is the host of The Flip Side Podcast and blogs at noahfilipiak.com.