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The Heart of Recovery

How Compassion and Community Offer Hope in the Wake of Addiction

Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group, Ada, MI, United States
Imprint: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
Published: 5th Nov 2019
Dimensions: w 141mm h 215mm d 19mm
Weight: 344g
ISBN-10: 0800736559
ISBN-13: 9780800736552
Barcode No: 9780800736552
Synopsis
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.

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