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A pastor's addiction to pornography jeopardizes both his marriage and his relationship with God, in this bold and compelling novel.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Urban Books
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I was interested in reading this book because it deals with a really edgy subject matter that most authors are scared to talk about, but is actually a huge epidemic in our culture and our church. Pornography is a scary subject because it rips marriages apart but is hidden in shame and guilt. Consequently most people that are addicted to pornography never deal with their addiction and are never able to walk in freedom. Wanda Campbell approaches this subject with honesty and frankness as we meet B...more
Wow! So often preachers are put on a pedestal which allows them to sweep their sins under the rug while they ineffectively deal with those sons of the church members. I love how the pastor himself was ministered to and allowed himself to be ministered to so that he could be healed and get deliverance . . . and in turn, he was able to lead others to healing! After all, how can a pastor effectively lead if he is sick himself!

Finally, Christian Fiction that is correctly categorized into the Christi...more
I love an honest story told with passion and conviction. Illusions has that. I also love a story with rich dialog and believeable characters. Illusions has that as well. The characters literally jump from the page. I felt like I knew them all by book's end. The storyline was very compelling, but I did get a bit lost a third of the way through the story due to a lot of head hopping. In some scenes you knew what everyone was thinking. I find that hard to follow. Plus, sometimes the characters' inn...more
She writes beautifully and was very interesting in the earlier chapters, I was slightly bored after the middle until ending chapter. I'm glad there was a restored marriage overall Denise's feelings about Bryce pornography-masturbating scenes that he experienced since a teen. I didn't know that women could take it that far as adultery, since he was lusting after other women in the magazines. On some parts, I felt Denise went too far, but then as believers we do have to abstain from lustful eyes a...more
Paula Allen
With ILLUSIONS, Wanda B. Campbell boldly addresses the issue of pornography and sexual addiction in the church. Sexual sins are often swept under the rug and rarely discussed in the confines of the church. However, Campbell brings it front and center with the experiences of Pastor Bryce Hightower. She also shares another deeply inspiring subplot that deals with healing from the hurt Bryce experienced from the lack of his father’s affections. The overall theme of the book is there is nothing that...more
Pretty good read, really liked the counsel given by the confidant character in this book. I would recommend this book to others who enjoy inspirational fiction.
It started off really good and just kinda went downhill for me. I skimmed through the last 100 pages.
A really good book as it touches a subject most Christians are afraid to talk about. A really great read.
Awesome book! A great book for Christians that may be struggling with an addiction. :)
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Wanda B. Campbell is an extraordinary and talented writer who brings creativity, a new sense of hope, and restoration through the healing power of God to the Kingdom, by way of Christian fiction. She uses real life everyday issues to exhort, motivate, and give comfort.

Wanda B. Campbell believes there is nothing too hard for God and through His love and power, He can heal you in EVERY area you hurt...more
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