Book Review: “Love Hunger” by David Kyle Foster

LoveHunger

Love Hunger presents David Kyle Foster’s redemption story of a life of struggles with pornography, prostitution, masturbation, drugs, sexual confusion, isolation, and loneliness to a life of fulfillment in God. David recounts his experiences with blunt honesty, but is never explicit.

David describes his motivation for writing the book on page 17: “I do not write about it to seek sympathy or to elicit excuses for the choices I made. I write about it not only because it is true, but because, thankfully, I eventually found health and hope. And I have recorded my painful recollections because I know there are countless others who have walked along similar paths, felt similar hungers, and made similar bad choices.”

At times I was frustrated with the book as David seems to suggest that he was freed from his addictions as soon as he decided to follow Christ, when in reality the process is often a long a difficult journey. Finally, in the epilogue the reader learns of David’s more realistic journey from bondage (as well as his honest discussion about his current struggles). I would have liked to see this woven throughout the book.

Although the book is easy to read, I felt as if certain passages were rushed and others were written out of order. Also, while there are numerous books that recount an individual’s struggles and path to redemption, I appreciate David’s willingness to share his past involvement in areas that do not get discussed as openly as they should in the Christian community.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from Chosen Books through LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers program.

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