The Sobering Truth: One Mans Journey From Failure to Faith

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Steven Sellers...the Addict...was at the bottom of his bottle...literally. His addiction to alcohol had escalated to an average of two-fifths of vodka a day. Forced into a detox center and then treatment, his thirst for the Beast caused him to forfeit his lucrative career, a 19-year marriage, and two young daughters...and his soul. The Beast had dominated the slow, methodical destruction of everything good and moral about Steven's life. Beginning with a face-to-face encounter with a stranger in the Minneapolis ...
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Steven Sellers...the Addict...was at the bottom of his bottle...literally. His addiction to alcohol had escalated to an average of two-fifths of vodka a day. Forced into a detox center and then treatment, his thirst for the Beast caused him to forfeit his lucrative career, a 19-year marriage, and two young daughters...and his soul. The Beast had dominated the slow, methodical destruction of everything good and moral about Steven's life. Beginning with a face-to-face encounter with a stranger in the Minneapolis detox center, The Addict realizes he must finally confront the Beast and do battle for his future. The Sobering Truth: One Man's Journey From Failure to Faith follows Steven to his breakdown, physically and spiritually. It addresses life in treatment both in and out of the hospital and the ever present threat of relapse. This story describes how the Addict can move beyond sobriety and learns how to embrace life in recovery; how to fill the hollow void that the ravenous Beast left in its place. Written for those who may be battling the Beast in their own lives, or for the family members desperate to understand their loved one, The Sobering Truth reveals insight about the inner workings of the Addict and most importantly, hope for a God-directed recovery.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935507611
  • Publisher: Emerald House Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/4/2011
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,382,596
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven V. Sellers is embracing recovery as a sought after speaker, writer, mentor and recovery group facilitator. Steven and his wife, Trisha, live in Marion, Iowa, and operate Ship Recovery, whose mission is to help others navigate the difficult waters of addiction. They have six children and three granddaughters. He has also written a novel,The Unopened Box.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 The Failure

The Inquisition Begins 13

The Continuing Nightmare 23

Just a Stopping Problem 33

The Acquaintance Who Wanted More 41

"I'm Not That Bad…" 57

The Grip Tightens 63

Romance Matters of an Intellectual Genius 75

The All-Knowing Voice and the Blonde 95

Dysfunctional Communication at Its Best 105

The Wasted Week 117

Unabashed Failure 129

The Match Meets the Wood 143

Part 2 The Forgiveness

An Imprisoned Freedom 159

Found Out 171

One Honesty at a Time 179

Alone 185

The Visitor 191

Part 3 The Faith

"I'm Done" 205

One Thing Left to Lose 217

Starting New 225

"I'm an Alcoholic" 237

Lesson from a Spider 243

The Dry Drunk 251

On the Right Track 263

The Chance to Go Home 273

A Hard Answer 283

The Brick Wall of Debt 295

A Man's Godly Duty 307

Hard Lessons 319

"Sedlacek's Greatest Success Story" 327

Just One Person 337

The Rest Finally Told 349

Hitting the Wall and Burning the Past 361

Just One Thing Missing 369

Always the Faith 379

Epilogue 387

Study Question 391

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