You know that porn and lust are not God’s best for your life. So why can’t you stop?  Common wisdom says if you just had    more willpower, more accountability, or more faith, the struggle would be over. Is the answer really that simple? According to counselor and ministry leader, Michael John Cusick, the answer is no—but the truth may be much more freeing.

In his groundbreaking new book, Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle, Cusick shares examples from his own porn recovery, and from over twenty years of ministry to sex addicts, to show how the compulsive pursuit of porn is really a search for our heart’s deepest desire. In the same way that G.K. Chesterton said “the man knocking on the brothel door is knocking for God,” Cusick describes how the person surfing the web for porn is really surfing for God.

Drawing from Scripture, brain research, contemplative spiritual practices, and a deep understanding of brokenness, Surfing for God leads the reader past simplistic solutions and behavior modification, and through a doorway to real freedom and a new way of living.

“This is a dangerous and beautiful book, filled with courage, filled with hope. This book will set you free. The process Michael describes here works—I’ve seen it happen with many men. That’s why you should read this book. Then give it to every man you know.”

—John Eldrege, Author of Wild at Heart and Beautiful Outlaw

Surfing for God is a profoundly necessary book for men. Not only does Cusick con- nect our sexual struggles and desires to our spirituality, he demonstrates through his own redemptive journey how to embrace the brokenness we carry, and live out of that place. This is where a true and centered life is found. I’m thrilled that this book is available for those haunted by sexual struggle, and have found it deeply encouraging in my own story.”

—Charlie Lowell, Jars of Clay

You can find Michael at and starting next month you will find blogs on our mens section from Michael as well. You can also find Michaels book Surfing for God in paperback, audio CD, or for the Kindel.