Convinced that real satisfaction can be found only in a relationship with Jesus Christ, the author aims to encourage, inspire and equip all who struggle with same-sex temptations to resist, but ‘make him their greatest treasure and live life to the full’.
He invites us to dig deep and discover great truths about our awesome God and his plans and purposes for our lives, for only then can we live bravely, boldly and counter-culturally.
He writes candidly, humbly and sensitively, with fellow strugglers in mind, but also their friends, families and the church leaders who support them, interweaving deeply personal stories from real life.
God is good. He can be trusted even in the most painful situation. The surprising paradox is that it is the narrow road that leads to the abundant life promised by Jesus.
‘Satisfaction Guaranteed offers hope-filled, gospel-centred, down-to-earth help for Christians with same-sex attraction. While being realistic about the struggles people face, it charts a course towards a fulfilled and meaningful life through a blend of personal experience and biblical truth. I warmly recommend it both for people with same-sex attraction and those who want to support them.’
Tim Chester, a pastor with Grace Church, Boroughbridge, a tutor with the Acts 29 Oak Hill Academy and author of over 30 books.
‘A wonderful blend of personal story, biblical wisdom and practical help for Christians experiencing same-sex attraction and for those who want to journey supportively alongside them.’
John Risbridger, Minister and Team Leader, Above Bar Church Southampton and Chair of Keswick Ministries
Simon Manchester, Senior Minister, St Thomas’ Anglican Church, North Sydney
‘I wish this book had been available for me to read some thirty years ago! Both Jonathan and Rob pull no punches in describing the challenges and difficulties that arise from leaving homosexual practice in obedience to God’s life guidelines following salvation. Using their own stories, and those of others, the authors offer many spiritual and practical ways in which a man or woman with SSA can embrace their weaknesses as well as their strengths and offer both to the glory of God. I wholeheartedly recommend Satisfaction Guaranteed.’
Jeanette Howard, speaker and author of Out of Egypt, Into the Promised Land, and Dwelling in the Land: Bringing Same-Sex Attraction under the Lordship of Christ.
‘What a wonderful and tremendously helpful book! It will be of great help to those Christians seeking to live faithfully for God who struggle with same-sex attraction, and those who seek to support and encourage them. It is personal, wise, thoroughly biblical and sane, and written by those who know and understand the challenges, but have found their true and joyful identity in being a disciple of Christ. I have long felt that the voice of faithful, Gospel and Bible believing gay people is one that is not heard enough in the church and beyond. This book redresses that concern brilliantly well. A ‘must-read’ for everyone!’
Bishop Wallace Benn
‘Satisfaction Guaranteed speaks graciously and powerfully into one of the significant issues facing today’s church. The authors combine personal testimony and scriptural truth to remind the reader of the richness and fullness of life that comes through faith in Christ. For any believer looking to understand what the Bible has to say regarding same-sex attraction this is a very helpful starting point.’
Richard Cunningham, Director of UCCF
‘Jonathan and Rob don’t dodge any bullets! They don’t skirt round the issues or minimize the challenges of same-sex attraction but graciously, honestly and biblically remind us all that lasting satisfaction is only found in Christ. Dealing with issues such as identity, freedom and intimacy, Satisfaction Guaranteed is a must-read for same-sex attracted Christians, their friends and church leaders. Highly recommended.’
Elizabeth McQuoid, Commissioning Editor and Trustee, Keswick Ministries
‘Jonathan and Rob’s book Satisfaction Guaranteed offers a compelling account of how the gospel of Christ relates to people struggling with same-sex attraction. The authors are able to bring a powerful blend of vulnerable experiences and robust theological reflection into conversation with one another. If you want a fluffy memoir or a cold scholarly analysis of homosexuality, then go elsewhere. But if you want a raw reflection of how the gospel compels two same-sex attracted Christians to find their identity in Jesus, then this book is for you.’
Preston Sprinkle, Vice President for Eternity Bible College’s Boise extension and author of People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just an Issue.
‘Jonathan and Rob have penned a must-read for same-sex attracted Christians and those who support and pastor them. Satisfaction Guaranteed is honest about the challenges they face, but it also shows that faithfully following Jesus is the only route to true and lasting satisfaction, with plenty of practical advice as to how from people who are really living it. Balanced, biblical, brave – brilliant!’
Sean Doherty, Director of Studies and Tutor in Ethics at St Mellitus College and author of The Only Way is Ethics
‘Jonathan and Rob’s stories are those we’re missing in this whole area – Christians who have experienced the “gay lifestyle” but have found greater satisfaction in the Lord Jesus. They need to be heard. And their honesty is going to be incredibly helpful for people grappling with the same issues. It was for me.’
Ed Shaw, Co-Founder of Living Out and author of The Plausibility Problem