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NavPress’ “Unwanted” by Jay Stringer selected as
Outreach magazine Resource of the Year in Counseling/Relationships category

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – Outreach Magazine (, which provides practical resources for pastors and volunteer leadership in all areas of outreach, has announced that NavPress  (@NavPress) book Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing (SC, 978-1-63146-67204, September 2018) by Jay Stringer ( has been selected as its Resource of the Year in the Counseling/Relationships Category. The book will be highlighted in the March/April issue of Outreach as well as online.

“Jay brings a wealth of wisdom, a pastor’s heart, and the desire to remove shame from the lives of many sexually addicted men & women,” said Don Pape, Publisher, NavPress. “His book is a hopeful tonic for many in the grips of an addiction that harmfully shapes their story. Unwanted is a wanted gift to the church.”

Unwanted is a ground-breaking resource that explores the “why” behind self-destructive sexual choices. The book is based on research from more than 3,800 men and women seeking freedom from unwanted sexual behavior, be that the use of pornography, an affair, or buying sex.

Stringer’s (M.Div, MA, LMHC) original research found that unwanted sexual behavior can be both shaped by and predicted based on the parts of our story—past and present—that remain unaddressed. When we pay attention to our unwanted sexual desires and identify the unique reasons that trigger them, the path of healing is revealed.

Although many of us feel ashamed and unwanted after years of sexual brokenness, the book invites the reader to see that behavior as the very place God can most powerfully work in their lives. Counselors, pastors, and accountability partners of those who experience sexual shame will also find in this book the deep spiritual and psychological guidance they need to effectively minister to the sexually broken around them.

Jay Stringer has spent more than a decade working on the frontlines of the demand for pornography and sexual exploitation. As a writer, speaker, and therapist, as well as a lecturer in the Seattle “john school” (mandatory courses for people arrested for soliciting a prostitute), Jay has unique insight into the cultural calamity of sexual brokenness. His research is used internationally by such organizations as Josh McDowell Ministry and Fight the New Drug to help men and women find a lasting path to healing and wholeness.

The NavPress mission is to advance the calling of The Navigators by bringing biblically rooted, culturally relevant, and highly practical products to people who want to know and love Christ more deeply. Through The Message Bible and other insightful resources, NavPress seeks to bring positive spiritual movement to peoples’ lives. In January 2014, NavPress entered into an alliance with Tyndale House Publishers to strengthen and better position NavPress and its rich content for the future. NavPress provides books and other content that bring spiritual impact, life transformation, and help lead in the mission of making disciples.