Getting Free from Pornography's Clutch

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In new book, author comes clean about ‘dirty’ past and finds God’s grace.

The Snare Is Broken PB ISBN 9781612154749

The Snare Is Broken

I had to take off the mask I had worn throughout life and bare my soul in writing it.

After struggling with an addiction to child pornography, Bruce D. Hughes’ world was turned upside down in a way he never imagined. As the news media splashed stories of his fall from grace (which was made very public), memories of the sexual abuse he suffered as a child ran through his mind, images that fueled the strange grip pornography had on his soul. In The Snare Is Broken: A Journey to Freedom from the Grip of Sexual Abuse and Pornography ($20.99, paperback, 9781612154749), a new book from Xulon Press, Hughes recounts his personal story of pain, woundedness, and ultimate healing through the grace of God. As he writes, “I had to take off the mask I had worn throughout life and bare my soul in writing it.”

“After being terribly damaged in the news media because of my addiction to child pornography, God restored me to a place where I have been able to be a service to many others with various kinds of emotional wounds,” says Hughes. “My writing, speaking, counseling, and leading of Bible study groups has not only boosted my self-confidence but has resulted in many others deciding to deal with the deep emotional wounds in their own lives.”

Hughes regards his book as a service to the Christian and counseling communities working to heal and restore victims of male childhood sexual abuse. It is packed with his testimony of how God can restore broken lives and bring healing out of heartache. As he testifies today, “People do not have to spend their lives caught in one of Satan’s snares.” For more information about his message of healing from sexual abuse and pornography addiction, visit the website

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order The Snare Is Broken through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The Snare Is Broken is available online through,, and


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