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Overcome by Addiction:
How to Help the Hurting
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ISBN 978-0-9714958-9-0

(192-page trade paperback)

 

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Millions of Addicted People Need to Hear Christ's Message of Hope

They include fellow Christians, relatives, friends, neighbors, co-workers, people from all walks of life, homeless, institutionalized, the list goes on.

Nineteen co-authors describe how to carry this message.

* Gain ideas from reading about their ministries to both Christians and
   non-Christians.
* Find out how an addiction-recovery ministry may serve to evangelize
   the unchurched.
* Learn the keys to communicating the Gospel to people from various
   backgrounds.
* Discover the roots of co-dependency and why Christians often fall prey
   to it.
* See how formerly addicted people may serve to help others with
   current addictions.

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Here are some excerpts from the book:

"From a Christian standpoint, an addiction is also a form of idolatry because something other than God becomes number one in an individual's life."

Introduction

"Christians have the hardest time with co-dependency. There are lots of reasons for this, including a perceived sense of duty to save the world. Not that we aren't supposed to participate, because we are. It's just we are supposed to partner with God in the process--not attempt to replace Him."

Steve Steele

"It wasn't the subsequent use of alcohol that made me dead spiritually; it was my spiritual deadness that made the alcoholism possible."

Rick Hall

"Pinky was a drug addict. I learned that 'dunking' him (three times) still did not break the bondage of addiction. I desperately wanted to help Pinky but did not know how."

Buck Griffith

"Sex addict? What a horrible name! Surely, that description didn't apply to me. I was a nice, conservative, church-going soccer mom with a college degree and a long list of accomplishments."

Marnie C. Ferree

"Before and after the service, the Christians there engaged in conversations with each other. But no one talked to me. As far as I could tell, no one even looked in my direction. I had often wondered what it would be like to be invisible. Now I knew for sure."

Don Umphrey