Recovering: From Brokenness and Addiction to Blessedness and Community (Pastoring For Life: Theological Wisdom For Ministering Well Series)
: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...
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: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.
Jason Byassee received his PhD in theology from Duke University and is currently Assistant Editor at The Christian Century, where he has won numerous awards for excellence in journalism. He is author of two forthcoming volumes: Praise Seeking Understanding (Eerdmans) and An Introduction to the Desert Fathers (Cascade Books). He has been invited to teach courses on Augustine to undergraduates, seminarians, and graduate students at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, North Park Theological Seminary, and Wheaton College.
Bob Ekblad is executive director of Tierra Nueva and The People's Seminary in Burlington, Washington. Ekblad is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) who holds a Th.D. in Old Testament and is known internationally for his courses and workshops on reading the Bible.
Aaron White leads 614 Vancouver, offering incarnational, bi-vocational team leadership to this cell-based corps. Cherie, his wife, is involved with cells, prophetic art, evangelism, Warrior Academy, discipling, and the Journey, while Aaron concentrates on organizing children's cells. They lead a growing family. They have served God in The Salvation Army in England and Canada. Aaron is author of Futurize, Revolution, and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Kingdom (with Russell Rook).-Editorial Review.
- :<b>contents</b>series Prefaceforeword <i>by Bob Ekblad</i>introduction<b>part 1: Broken And Blessed</b>1. Broken2. Blessed<b>part 2: The Beatitude Community</b>3. Surrendered Community: <i>the Poor In Spirit</i>4. Lamenting Community:<i> Those Who Mourn</i>5. Contented Community: <i>the Meek</i>6. Ordered Community: <i>those Who Hunger And Thirst For Righteousness</i>7. Compassionate Community: <i>the Merciful</i>8. Contemplative Community: <i>the Pure In Heart</i>9. Reconciling Community: <i>the Peacemakers</i>10. Co-suffering Community: <i>the Persecuted</i>resourcesindex