Recovering: From Brokenness and Addiction to Blessedness and Community

Recovering: From Brokenness and Addiction to Blessedness and Community

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Overview

This book provides a theologically rich commentary on the challenge of addiction and the long road to recovery. Written by a minister with extensive experience working with people who struggle with addictions, this book helps pastors understand the roots and realities of our universal human struggle with addictions and attachments while showing that together we have great hope for freedom, wholeness, and recovery. Readers will learn how to create and foster a Beatitude Community, the kind of environment Jesus prescribed for his people, to help addicts and those who love them heal from brokenness. Foreword by Bob Ekblad.

About the Series
Pastors are called to help people navigate the profound mysteries of being human, from birth to death and everything in between. This series, edited by leading pastoral theologian Jason Byassee, provides pastors and pastors-in-training with rich theological reflection on the various seasons that make up a human life, helping them minister with greater wisdom and joy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540960825
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Series: Pastoring for Life: Theological Wisdom for Ministering Well
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Aaron White (MTS, Tyndale Seminary) lives and ministers in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, one of the most destitute areas in North America. He serves as the Vancouver representative for the International Association for Refugees and as national leader of 24-7 Prayer Canada. He previously worked with the Salvation Army for over 20 years.

Table of Contents

Contents
Series Preface
Foreword by Bob Ekblad
Introduction
Part 1: Broken and Blessed
1. Broken
2. Blessed
Part 2: The Beatitude Community
3. Surrendered Community: The Poor in Spirit
4. Lamenting Community: Those Who Mourn
5. Contented Community: The Meek
6. Ordered Community: Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness
7. Compassionate Community: The Merciful
8. Contemplative Community: The Pure in Heart
9. Reconciling Community: The Peacemakers
10. Co-suffering Community: The Persecuted
Resources
Index

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