A devotional book rooted in ancient Catholic spirituality, the "Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics" provides Catholics and other Christians with a series of meditations to assist them in growing spiritually and coping with the struggles of alcoholism.
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About the Author
A former aspiring writer now perspiring to write. Since 2007 I have blogged at Sober Catholic (see blog site in the websites) and now am finally turning my attention to expanding my efforts through the wonderful opportunities that Smashwords offers.
While at first I will be writing devotional booklets for Catholics and other Christians who are affected by alcoholism and addictions, I am also planning on novels and shorter works in the speculative fantasy genre that explore the borderlands between life and death. If that sounds strange, it is just a development of an interest of mine in dying, death, grief and the afterlife that started in the aftermath of my Mom's passing in 2005.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you know anyone who suffers from addiction or is living in recovery, you know the trial this can be for the person and their family. There are great applications of our faith to the process of recovery. Paul Sofranko does an amazing job with his book of applying the Stations of Cross devotion and reflections to recovery. Delivered just in time for Lent, and is a great devotional for all year long and many years to come.
This is a very powerful book. By connecting the Stations of the Cross to the meditations, with pictures for each one as well, it connects the sufferings of Christ with the steps in recovery. The prayer at the beginning of each meditation introduces the topic and challenges the reader to evaluate his own status at this point. The meditation itself defines the journey and offers a challenge to continue moving forward, concluding with self-evaluation and practical suggestions. This book would also be valuable to anyone connected to someone who is in recovery to get a better understanding of what an addiction is and does. It has the credibility of someone who has "been there, done that".