Coming this November!
The Heart of Recovery
“If you or someone you love is caught in addiction or is in the process of recovery, this is a must-read book! With gut-level honesty Deborah and David Beddoe share their story–their failures and successes–and their passionate desire to help you find the answers you desperately seek. Not only is this book a compelling read, it’s filled with specific information, techniques, and services, along with additional medical, emotional, and spiritual resources. Every person in ministry leadership needs this book, too!”
Carol Kent, speaker and author of Staying Power
The United States is the most medicated country in the world. More than 1.7 million Americans are struggling with addiction to prescription painkillers, fueling the opioid crisis that claims more than 140 lives every day. The trouble isn’t just the drugs–it’s that we don’t know what to do with the people addicted to them. Not as a country, not as the church. Is tough love called for? Or would Christ have us take a different approach to addiction recovery?
Drawn from the personal experience of the authors and current research, The Heart of Recovery calls us to set aside judgment and mend recovering addicts and their families with the stuff God uses to heal: compassion and community. It’s a call to serve the ones who cannot repay, to forgive 70 times 7, to fling the door wide-open to the prodigal, and to remember the purpose of grace. A supportive community–family, friends, the church, and more–encourages and sustains long-term recovery. Through compassion, we bring hope for healing.