There is also plenty of other materials at Gary Thomas’ website including videos of answers to questions raised around topics the book covers. Gary Thomas is a bestselling author, some of his other works include Sacred Marriage, Sacred Parenting, Sacred Pathways and Authentic Faith. All you need to do to get Pure Pleasure free is provide your name and email and you will instantly be able to download it in pdf format.
The tagline of the book covers the overall gist of the book, “Why Do Christians Feel So Bad about Feeling Good?”. As you can see from the chapter list below, it covers both why we should not be scared about enjoying pleasures and life, but also that there are some lines that should not be crossed.
- The Tyranny of Torrential Thirst
- Fortifying Ourselves with Pleasure
- How Our Pleasure Pleases God
- Enjoying the Earth without Loving the World
- Party Like It’s Biblical Time
- Practical Pleasure
- What’s Your Pleasure?
- Spiritual Ferns
- Preserving Pleasure
- Dangerous Pleasures
- The Cost of Pleasure
- Family Pleasure: Becoming a Servant of Their Joy
- Singing in Exile: Finding Pleasure in Difficult Circumstances
- Hilariously Holy
Here is a testimonial from Ed Young:
“If Gary Thomas writes a book, you need to read it. It’s as simple as that. He has incredible insight into spiritual truths and is able to make those truths graspable for all audiences. In Pure Pleasure Gary reminds us it is OK for Christians to feel good—even have fun! A refreshing message at the right time for contemporary believers. You are going to enjoy this book.”
—Dr. Ed Young, Second Baptist Church, Houston, Texas