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The Lights of Tenth Street

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  299 Ratings  ·  32 Reviews
They have the house, the two kids, and the minivan. They have a well-meaning but shallow church. What Sherry doesn't know is that Doug has a shameful struggle with his thought life. When an exotic dancer's life intersects theirs, this suburban couple has to make a hard choice: do they risk their convenience and security for her sake, or do they cross to the other side of t ...more
Paperback, 470 pages
Published May 8th 2003 by Multnomah
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Nov 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: organize
This book is actually a pretty quick read and somewhat suspensely. Like more Christian Lit it is a little hokie and you can kind of see where it is going, but I like books like that and this one did not disappoint, no suprises. The good thing was that it reminded me ot the spiritual battles ongoing and reminded me of ways that I can show love to my wife. Definately worth the read.
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is my favorite, and definitely among my top ten books to read. Intense and engaging, it is a MUST read. Talks about spirit life, struggles w/thought life of believers. Very well written Christian fiction.
Rachel N
Jan 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
WOW! This book is incredible, although not for the faint of heart. Feldhahn wrote this novel with the goal of exposing the Sex Industry – i.e. pornography, prostitution, stripping. She also addresses the issue of judgmentalism in the Church. The story is basically three-fold: First, a 16 year old girl runs away from an abusive home with the noble goal of attending college to become a physical therapist. She begins work as a waitress in a strip club on 10th Street in Atlanta, and then eventually ...more
Chas Funderburg
Mrs. Feldhahn does a remarkable job of talking the oft-thorny issues of pornography, illicit sex, and the struggles of men everywhere with their thought life. She also investigates the women who are caught up in the 'sex for sale' industry. She explores and explains the whole complex interrelationships between the people behind the 'sex for sale' business, the men (and women) who are entrapped by it, and the (mostly) women who get sucked into it by unfortunate circumstances.

But most interestingl
W. Lattimore
Dec 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Many good men can (and do) go down the dark, inviting path of sexual promiscuity during their marriages. There is an Enemy of our souls that is waiting to put the right circumstances before us to trip us up.

This book gets into the life of a godly man who succombs to temptation. The inner turmoil is wonderfully written by this female author, who honors manhood throughout the book. The love of a good wife isn't always enough, which is apparent throughout the pages.

On the other side of the coin of
Sep 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
Took me a while to get used to the writing style. Didn't like it at first, but once I got into the story, I wanted to know the outcome and couldn't put it down. Thought provoking in the areas of angels and demons, spiritual warfare, power of prayer, good vs. evil. See various characters struggle with.development of faith: married man, wife/mom, single girl out on her own (stripper), pastor, mom newly converted Christian, Christian couples. Challenged me to learn more about angels and makes me wa ...more
Feldhahn's second novel isn't as good as her first but it does have an interesting story line and shows how easy it is to go down the slippery slope of compromise and sin. The threat of terrorism hasn't diminished since the book was written, nor has the problem of pornography so it's still a book applicable to today's times. Though still written as a "spiritual warfare" novel featuring angels and demons, there is much less of it than in her first book. She hasn't written anymore novels since thi ...more
Oct 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book shows both sides of the adult entertainment industry from a Christian perspective. It shows how we get sucked into sin if we are not on our guard at all times.
Feb 28, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult, fiction
I liked it, but not as much as I liked The Veritas Conflict.
Richard Coller
Mar 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Powerful story that everyone can and should relate to. A special message for men with great insight on how easy and destructive sexual sin is.
Aug 09, 2007 rated it liked it
Not-too-hard read, about spiritual warfare, the power of pornography, forgiveness, and redemption in Jesus. It definitely made me reflect on our society and the messages it sends!
Meg Wilson
Jun 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: not-romance
Good story about how a young woman could end up in the adult entertainment industry and her way out.
Apr 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book. Since kids today have to grow up so fast, teenagers should read this. This is an intense read, so it took me longer than usual; but, it is well worth it.
Apr 30, 2007 rated it liked it
not as good as the first book (The Veritas Conflict) but still a good read...focused mostly on the growing problem of pornography in our society
Tom Robinson
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is an excellent book, which takes a common, social sin, and uncovers all its nooks and crannies, and all of its secrets, too. Well done, author - though the entry into the fastlane parts took a while, and the ending was somewhat abrupt (to me). I think since this was written some 14 - 15 years ago, it maybe be time and necessary to update, rewrite and re-sell.
Jenny Ford
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is an interesting look at how things can appear normal but on the inside, we are really struggling. This really is a fun adventure book to read loaded with exciting scenes.
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a novel I picked up at a local bookstore - out of the hundreds of other books I could have chosen that day. I was not disappointed by my choice. This book kept me busy for several days.

Where to begin...This fascinating story starts out with a little background of the main female character. It shows the type of abuse that many girls face. We see how badly she wants to go to college and get away from the small town with dead-end jobs. We see how she wants to be in a career that would help
Mind-changer for Christians

Veritas is one of my favorite books so I was excited to read this book by the same author.

It focuses the on the affects of pornography on a Christian marriage, and also on a young lady being pulled into the sex industry.

It seems to be written to wake Christians up on living non-judgmental lives which will free them up to be the solution to the problems that's around them.

The book was too preachy for me, so I'm giving it three stars. It's more like a book of lessons tha
Sue Klasing
A look into the dark side of crime with the lead character being drawn into dancing at a men's "club" to earn her way through college. She has no idea how she is being used for a much larger crime until she is so deep that her life is in danger. She feels the pull of God in her life and other's try to save her also. A very interesting view of how pervasive pornography is in our society and how even "good" men fight it every day. A well developed plot with a startling conclusion.
Feb 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Het is een goed geschreven, spannend boek, dat een paar kwesties aan de orde brengt die in christelijke kringen vaan onbesproken blijven. Al is het 'preek-gehalte' soms wat hoog, heb ik het niet als storend ervaren. De verschillende halen zijn op een goede manier met elkaar verweven en komen uiteindelijk op een onverwachte manier samen, knap gedaan.
Jan 12, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2006
I read this because I was so impressed by the author's book For Women Only, which, she says, she wrote after doing research for Tenth Street. As one who appreciates good fiction, this piece just didn't do it for me. The story line--evangelical Christian befriends stripper in order to "save" her--seemed shallow. The characters seemed hollow and predictable.
Aug 01, 2012 rated it liked it
It wasn't hard at all to get into this book real quick. Slowed down in the middle for me a bit. A little turned off at times by the church speak. But by the end there were a few times the story brought tears to my eyes. Loved that.
Teresa Ellis
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sep 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: could-not-finish
This was a well-written story, and I loved the raw humanity displayed. The only reason I could not finish, was because it was beginning to feel like a Hallmark movie.
Diane Mueller
Apr 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This book is an incrediable story. Slow start but hold on and get to the end, it's worth it.
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
awesome picture of God's working on our behalf daily and the ministry of angels
Feldhahn's The Veritas Conflict is one of my favorite books of all time but this one fell short. I have tried twice to complete it and given up. Will keep it on my shelf, however. Maybe someday...
Bryce Evans
Oct 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Dismal circumstances and characters who consistently do evil things without consequences makes me not want to finish reading.
Sep 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
I thought the second half of the book was much better than the first half.
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faves, books-i-own
Great book. Deals with some tough issues.
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