New book helpful for those struggling with addiction. I wasnt drinking, but i had done nothing to quiet the desperation inside my head. A book on addictions written by a leader of the biblical counseling movement, informed by the authors wide experience in counseling people with addictions. Christian fiction addiction has 705 books on goodreads, and recently added the majors daughter by regina jennings, collateral damage by lynette eason, t. They have coauthored the following books with neil anderson. My friend frank suffered many such wounds during his 25year battle with alcoholism. Christian books on sexual addictions pastoral care, inc. Whether its an addiction to sugar, drugs, or pornography, addictions are a tool of the devil to keep people in bondage.
Opioid support group grows from christian book club. Read the following textbooks which may be purchased at any christian book store in. Books on pornography listed below are christian books that have been helpful in overcoming the power addiction of pornography. I am the founder and director of full of faith, christian 12step recovery from food addiction, and i am the author of sweet surrender, which is a testimony of my from ragstoriches story. Best addiction books 74 books goodreads share book. A family of christian women battle issues of unwanted pregnancies, overeating, mental illness, and traumatic childhoods. Two underused strategies for addiction desiring god.
Shortly after i received an email from vicki tiede who has written just such a title. Keith repult spent his life looking for love and running from god. Links to are provided for each book for more information and purchase. In our expereince the following books are the best on addictions and recovery from different types of addictions. Links to purchase the best christian counseling books on. As you have journeyed through the years together, you and your spouse have likely had to deal with various trials and rough patches. Leaving is the first of karen kingsburys fourbook bailey flanigan series.
Healing the lives of high functioning people with addictions by catherine pattersonsterling. Recovery from sexual addiction by a recovered addict. This book gives insights that are very valuable and thought provoking especially from a macro view of the issue. And pornography affects relationships on multiple levels. Biblical tips for sexual addictions christiananswers. The best christian 12 step workbook on recovery from alcohol and drug addictions with bible verses. Understanding sexual addiction, third edition, by patrick j. If you are looking for a good read to help you through your addiction, we may have the answer. All stories redeemable, all brokenness repairable, all addictions breakable ebook. And the other is a set of four workbooks for a christian based recovery program.
He also offers a unique theological perspective on the true nature of the battle. Dwayna litz is a professing christian and although her advice is accompanied with bible scriptures, you can also see influences from 12 step programs, positive affirmations, and modern day psychology. Ed welch is a counselor and faculty member at the christian counseling and education foundation. For a time, i became a dry drunk, he told me in a letter. September 23, 2007 am there are all types of addictions. Incorrect book the list contains an incorrect book please specify the title of the book.
Pdf running in circles how to find freedom from addictive. Here are ten of the best christian books about pornography and lust. In addition, you need practical biblicallybased tools to deal with it. A christian response to drug addiction faithlife blog you are absolutely right in saying that drug addiction is sin and we should call it just that, without excuses or justifications. Finding hope in the power of the gospel resources for changing lives by edward t. The first definition, and the one most of us are familiar with, is to cause to become physiologically or psychologically dependent on a habitforming substance. The big book of alcoholics anonymous calls alcoholism cunning, powerful, and baffling. My hope is that the following exercise will spread to any and every christian who is struggling under the power of an addiction. Even as her career and marriage teetered on the brink. The best books on addictions wordoflifecounselingcenter. Regarding addictions, a believer can position themselves to receive the power of the cross and the resurrection life of christ in breaking the back of a particular addiction. Whether we sneak around porn sites, play the horses and lose big, stare at graphic television images, or raid the fridge until were sick, we hate. With so many alcoholics struggling to be saved from their addictions, we must never cause them to stumble again by being even. I am here in hopes of helping, educating and encouraging people who have a tendency to overeat or under eat or have a warped body image despite intelligent reasoning.
Christian books to read during recovery faith in recovery. Douglas weiss offers a proven path to purity and gives men the tried and true tools they need to find freedom for a lifetime. Although there were many helpful takeaways gleaned from this book, the one main takeaway for me is how to properly think about addictions from a christian worldview. A christian response to drug addiction faithlife blog. A short time ago, while posting a poem titled i looked for love in your eyes, i lamented that while there are many, many books written to help men overcome an addiction to pornography, there is very little written to help the women who have been victims of a husbands addiction. They currently direct the freedom in christ recovery ministry. Christian based resources for overcoming sexual addiction, food addictions, and more. As a born again christian, i have been in several 12step programs over the last 37 years and appreciate many things i learned, but i always knew there was something more and i. Overcoming sexual addiction, by christian marriage advice and help. Overcoming sexual addiction christian marriage help and. It presents christ through out the book and workbook, its about time as christians we do it gods way and not our way, with our understanding and wisdom. You need to understand the addiction and how it affects you.
Understanding addictions from the book transformation. Christian fiction addiction christianfictionaddiction. Understanding and loving a person with sexual addiction. Pornography is a major problem in america and in the church.
Christian books for teens, tweens, and adults to enjoy. Understanding the struggle of sexual addiction by dr. But when someone reads a book you recommend to them, your faith in humanity is completely restored. When you and your spouse first became engaged, you probably imagined a life without any problems. The chapter on the mind psychological dependence is the best and most thorough description ive ever read of what happens in the mind of an addict. He regards this book as a must have and a must read. Addiction and recoverya christian view christian 12 step. Addressing a wide range of addictions, these books offer faithbased advice. Each of us has personal and interpersonal struggles. Addressing a wide range of addictions, these books offer faithbased advice and techniques for healing and recovery.
Faithbased resources for christians struggling with substance abuse. In this exploration of twelve step spirituality, rohr identifies the christian principles in the twelve steps, connecting the. Wonderfully written book about the intersection of addiction and spirituality. Inappropriate the list including its title or description facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow goodreads member or author. For christians, sometimes we approach the subject of pornography and lust from a purely shamebased perspective. Pornography addiction affects men, women, and adolescents. The heart of addiction book was recommended to me by a pastor, of a different denomination with no affiliation to my church. A proven plan for men committed to sexual integrity. In leaving bailey leaves bloomington, indiana to pursue her dreams of stardom on broadway.
To survive the tidal wave of compulsive behavior and addiction, christians must learn to breathe under water and discover god s love and compassion. Find biblical, helpful christian resources relating to marriage at. Shop our christian books on addiction and addiction recovery for those suffering and their loved ones. Spam or selfpromotional the list is spam or selfpromotional.
His background is christian, but he takes an open and inclusive perspective on spirituality and religion. Author unknown drug, alcohol, or any addiction by a member of the fellowship of a church is a heartbreaking experience for individuals, their families, and churches. He started an addiction recovery ministry at his church probably 20 years ago. Finding hope in the power of the gospel, written by pastor and longtime counselor dr.
As a pastor of a nondenomination protestant christian church i come across folks who are struggling with various types of addictions or compulsive behaviors. In addition, the bible deals with drug addictions under the more inclusive name of sorcery. Drugs, alcohol, sexual addictions, shopping addictions, food addictions. Alcohol, addiction and christian ethics christopher c.
Each book has been carefully chosen for its quality by. Ed welch, offers outstanding insights for those caught in the trap of addictive cravings, as well as for those trying to offer help to someone in a downward spiral of addiction youll likely come to this book with a specific role in mind. Author catherine pattersonsterling was a guest on the healthyplace mental health tv show talking about parents of addicted children, teens and adults, and the best way to help in their recovery. Addiction is becoming more and more a major problem in our society. The best counseling books on the subject of addictions website. The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via audible. But christian theology has a long history of thinking and writing on. Human reasoning can only go so far, but gods word can judge the attitudes of the heart. Internet accountability resource books on sex adiction we have another section under pastoral addiction on books on sexual addictions that is more complete anterburn, stephen. Addiction is a word typically used to describe a persons dependence upon a substance or. Jesus christ knows those struggles, cares about strugglers, and enters in. Academic perspectives on this predicament usually come from clinical and scientific standpoints, with the moral model rejected as outmoded. Author patricia kramer offers a simple solution to release the addicted from his or her. Sometimes, i simply have them read the entire book twice through, but in a program format, i assign the companion heart of addiction workbook lessons, which correspond to each chapter in the heart of addiction, so that we can walk through the book together in a counseling context.
The christian and alcohol free book library amazing facts. They dont recognize that addiction is in fact a chronic disease of the brain. In breathing under water, richard rohr shows how the gospel principles in the twelve steps can free anyone from any addiction from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we all have to sin. Faithbased books on recovery and healing from addiction. Schaumburg experienced counselor on sexual addictions works with christian leaders out of the shadows. He has been counseling for more than thirty years and has written extensively on the topics of depression, fear, and addictions.
But there is hope god is stronger than any addiction. Addictive disorders are characterised by a division of the will, in which the addict is attracted both by a desire to continue the addictive behaviour and also by a desire to stop it. Net offers the following books on sexual addictions, dealing with pornography, etc. Links to purchase the best christian counseling books on addictions. Christian drug addiction only god can fix an addictive heart since christian drug addiction begins in the heart, the heart is what needs to be fixed. Scripture has far more to offer the addict than a few specific texts on drunkenness e. But before the wine connoisseurs toss this book aside, you owe it to yourself to hear me out. Has to be the best book i have ever read on addictions. I believe that a person can become addicted to just about anything. This christian relationship help offers information on various addictions.745 438 168 1139 232 149 42 779 1275 1544 1141 926 815 1448 634 1118 1400 1004 1555 986 1531 552 992 1082 1103 748 757 1171 1541 1149 597 21 1431 762 1006 1010 567 240 1472 1272 984