April 17, 2013 by mattfradd
I want to draw your attention to an exciting product that will be released later this year.
The product will be a book; an anthology of 10 stories of men, women, and married couples who have been, in some way or another, affected by pornography, and have experienced a great degree of healing.
What’s in the book
The book will include stories from a former porn star; two women (Jessica Harris and Audrey Assad) who struggled with pornography; stories from men (including a clinical psychotherapist, Dr. Peter Kleponis, who specializes in helping people overcome porn addiction); an interview with a stripper (actually three interviews: I interviewed her during her employment as a stripper, after we got her out, and then finally, after we got her to the sacrament of confession), as well as a powerful story from a husband and wife who alternate paragraphs.
The book is forwarded by Jason Evert. It also contains an awesome practical appendix.
When Catholic Answers agreed to publish this book, I told them that a great way to have it fail would be to sell them at full price—there’s a reason you can’t name many books whose sole purpose is to help those struggling with pornography heal.
Sure there are books about the sociological, and neurological impacts of porn, but a book which lays out a blue print on how to be free through personal stories of those who’ve been in your shoes? I can’t name one.
So, out goal is to sell them, individually, yes, but also in bulk! Because while you may not wish to incriminate yourself by purchasing a book.
I know hundreds of men (and women) who have leadership roles within the Church who are more than willing to incriminate thousands of other people! We’re aiming to sell them for $2 a book.
Naming The Book
It is proving extremely difficult to name the book. This is where you come in. We’re looking for a name that is catchy; that summarizes the hope we believe our readers will come away with after having read the book, and one that has the word pornography (or porn) either in the title or subtitle.
The two names that we are currently considering are
Porn Free: Stories from Porn to Purity, and, Delivered: Stories from Porn to Purity.
We’re aware that neither of those titles are fantastic, and that is why we’re asking you to help us.
Please think, and pray about a title and subtitle and enter it into the comment box below. If your title is selected we will send you:
1. A box of the books (which you named!)
2. My DVD, The Man Talk.
Thank you so much!
Totus Tuus Maria.