Thursday, July 27, 2017

Secrets By Jonathan Daugherty

Everyone has a secret or two areas of their life they would rather not share with the general public. But Jonathan Daugherty had a life-altering, relationship-ending secret that he wanted to keep hidden at all costs. And it did cost him. His secret snatched away contentment, peace, and the possibility of being known and loved for who he really is. That s what any addiction can do but in particular a sex addiction. When his wife finally realized who Jonathan really was and what he was really doing, their marriage seemed to be over. Jonathan shares honestly and courageously his story of pornography addiction to it and how he lost everything. But that s not the whole story. Someone else was at work while Jonathan was struggling his heavenly Father. At the lowest possible moment of his life, God stepped in and brought hope and healing. This is a story of loss and redemption that will give hope to anyone who has ever experienced the power of addiction and its life-destroying effects. Addiction doesn t have the last word in Jonathan s life or in his marriage. The God who finds the lost, heals the sick, and brings life from death has the last, victorious word.

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Jonathan Daugherty is the founder and director of Be Broken Ministries (, and founder of Gateway to Freedom workshop for men ( Jonathan also hosts the weekly radio broadcast, Pure Sex Radio (, and is in demand nationally as a speaker on sexual purity and men’s issues. He has appeared on The Oprah Show, twice on ABC's Nightline, as well as other radio and television media, both local and national. He has authored Grace-Based Recovery, The 4 Pillars of Purity, Secrets and other works.

Jonathan lives with his wife and three children in San Antonio, Texas. More at

My Thoughts...
Daugherty has written a book that has the potential to help others with this type of addiction. I had trouble getting into the book because of the topic. To me the book is more of a testimony.  He outlines how someone can overcome the darkness of sexual addiction. I believe this must have been a hard book to write. Daugherty does have a tendency to jump from one topic to the next and then back to the first topic. However, overall he has put together a helpful story. 
I gave this book 3 stars.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. You are a very hard but fair reviewer and I trust your opinion so I will pass n this one.

  2. Sorry that you did not like this one Mary.

  3. Thanks for taking the time to read and review this one.

  4. I treasure your honesty Mary and I don't really think that this is one that I would want to read. However, there are many, many, people who are addicted to pornography that could benefit from a book like this.

  5. Not a five star or four star not getting my money.

  6. I don't need this book thats for sure.

  7. I hope those who need this book get it and read it.

  8. Thanks for sharing! I'll have to let some folks know about this one.