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Old 03-09-2019, 04:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone!

Does anyone have a book they recommend? Any information on why you recommmend it would help too.

I am an avid reader and books on sobriety and addiction that are steeped in Truth are helpful to me. Reading has become a tool I use in my sobriety.

I just started a Christian book called “Addictions” by Edward T. Welch. It was recommended by a Christian counselor. I am halfway through the third chapter.

I don’t know if I would recommend it (yet) since I am not done with it.

The first couple chapters are good/powerful and definitely make you reflect on God’s redemptive love.

If I have any aha moments, I will reply to this post with them. If you’ve read this book, I would love to hear your thoughts on it.

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Just my Life Recovery Bible, the perfect companion to the program of Celebrate Recovery. I make good use of the sidebars that tie this Bible together with the 12 Steps, and find it very helpful at recovery meetings.
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Just my Life Recovery Bible, the perfect companion to the program of Celebrate Recovery. I make good use of the sidebars that tie this Bible together with the 12 Steps, and find it very helpful at recovery meetings.
Thank you. What is Celebrate Recovery?
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From their website https://www.celebraterecovery.com/ Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind.

Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.
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Sober Mercies by Heather Kopp is one a read a while ago and should probably reread. I’ll have to check out Addictions later, too. Just started another book I need to read first.
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Sober Mercies by Heather Kopp is one a read a while ago and should probably reread.
I just purchased Sober Mercies. The reviews are glowing. I can’t wait to get started on it today. Thank you!
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Sober Mercies by Heather Kopp is one a read a while ago and should probably reread. I’ll have to check out Addictions later, too. Just started another book I need to read first.
I am on chapter 5....I just love this book. This author is me/was me!

Thank you so much for this suggestion!
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The Freedom Model for Addiction: Escaping the Treatment and Recovery Trap. This is a book on choice and free will on pursuing happiness. The authors back their views with reason, science, evidence and common sense. It has a great Appendix for resource data.
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While it's not on addiction, per se, I recommend the book "Reclaiming Surrendered Ground" by Jim Logan. This book was recommended to me by my Biblical Counselor at our church. It's about Spiritual Warfare, which I think ties right into addiction.
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Not a Christian book per say, but a book on, "Free Will."

“The PDP (Positive Drive Principal) says that all human behavior is driven by the pursuit of happiness and that, when you choose to do something, you do so because you see it as your best available option. This concept is vitally important because the only way you will stop desiring heavy substances and change your behavior is by seeing more happiness in the change than in the using. You must reach that conclusion yourself because, as Aristotle said, “We desire in accordance with our deliberation.” (One could also call this the BBO principle of Biggest Best Offer).

Slate, Steven. The Freedom Model for Addictions: Escape the Treatment and Recovery Trap . BRI Publishing. Kindle Edition.
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