Nearly every common behavioral problem is considered to be a “disease” in American culture today: gambling, overeating, excessive time spent on the internet, excessive shopping and spending, stealing, rebellious behavior, and certainly drugs and alcohol.
God’s Word lovingly tells us the truth about the “Heart of Addiction”, yet it is a neglected resource for those who suffer from these so-called “addictions”. One of the reasons for this is that people choose to believe the theories and ideas of mankind that the “disease” renders them powerless to overcome the problem.
Non-Christians have no power to truly overcome an “addiction” to they really are “powerless.” But a Christian is not powerless if he or she has the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit to enable them to say “no” to choices that will mentally enslave them. When that occurs, the Bible calls it a “sin” problem.
From the Author
Sometimes, I simply have them read the entire book twice through, but in a program format, I assign the companion Heart of Addiction Workbook lessons, which correspond to each chapter in The Heart of Addiction, so that we can walk through the book together in a counseling context. The Workbook is a tool that encourages them to garner more “people-resource” support, to increase participation in a local church, and to be open about how they are “really” doing with their struggles while learning the Bible.
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- Print Length: 256 pages
- Publisher: Focus Publishing (March 12, 2014)
- Publication Date: March 12, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IZO6EMQ