Downstairs Church: Finding Hope in the Grit of Addiction and Trauma Recovery

Downstairs Church: Finding Hope in the Grit of Addiction and Trauma Recovery

by Caroline Beidler MSW
Downstairs Church: Finding Hope in the Grit of Addiction and Trauma Recovery

Downstairs Church: Finding Hope in the Grit of Addiction and Trauma Recovery

by Caroline Beidler MSW

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Overview

Are you feeling alone in your struggle of addiction or trauma—or a loved one’s struggle?

There is hope in the grit!

In Downstairs Church: Finding Faith in the Grit of Addiction and Trauma Recovery, Caroline Beidler, MSW explores the problem of addiction and trauma for women today and then highlights the freedom—and hope—that can be found in the downstairs church or recovery community. Beidler also highlights the radical vulnerability required of addiction and mental health recovery, something that all people can benefit from. When we share our stories of struggle in real ways, authentic transformation can happen.

Downstairs Church:

  • Encourages readers through personal testimony that they are not alone
  • in their experience
  • Teaches from a first-hand account about the realities of addiction and how trauma can impact a female family or church member
  • Accesses current trends and statistics woven in with story-telling, recovery principles, and scripture to learn more and combat the stigma of addiction and trauma for their loved ones
  • Addresses the stigma of addiction and trauma, promoting more love and tolerance by affected family and faith communities.
  • Provides a call to action to get involved in addiction recovery efforts or access recovery support services.

With compassion because of her own personal experience of addiction and sexual violence, as well as insight because of her professional expertise, Beidler blends relevant statistics and practical information with real-life testimonies of redemption.

Beidler also provides a practical list of ways that faith communities can become more trauma-informed spaces for those who may be seeking love and acceptance inside church buildings. Ultimately, Downstairs Church offers a portrait of radical grace and a God whose love persists even in church basements.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631959783
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/2023
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 453,436
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Caroline Beidler, MSW is an author, recovery advocate, and founder of the storytelling platform Bright Story Shine where she has released her ebook Guide to Shine: 10 Practical Ways to Make Your Recovery Shine. With almost 20 years in leadership within social work and ministry, she leads Creative Consultation Services, LLC., a business focused on creating sustainable addiction recovery support services. She is also a Research Collaborator with the Lyda Hill Institute on Human Resilience at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, a team writer for the Grit and Grace Project, and blogger at the global recovery platform In the Rooms. Caroline lives just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee with her husband and twins where she enjoys hiking in the mountains and building up her community's local recovery ministry. Connect with her at www.carolinebeidler.com and @carolinebeidler_official and https: //www.facebook.com/carolinebeidlermsw

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