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Addiction and Recovery: A Spiritual Pilgrimage

Addiction and Recovery: A Spiritual Pilgrimage

Companionship for the lifelong journey of recovery

In Addiction and Recovery: A Spiritual Pilgrimage, Martha Postlethwaite--pastor and a person in recovery--reflects on her pilgrimage of healing through valleys of despair and vistas of resurrection.

Addiction and Recovery is not just Postlethwaite's story, though. She also draws on the wisdom of pilgrims who have walked other paths to explore themes such as surrender, truth telling, shame, powerlessness, grace, forgiveness, and resurrection.

Together, these chronicles bring hope to people who struggle with the disease of addiction and to those who love them.

Each chapter ends with questions to reflect on with conversation partners or in a journal, and a spiritual practice. The spiritual practices are related to the chapter themes and serve as samplers, but they can be woven into the reader's own pilgrimage.

Readers will recognize themselves in these stories and reflections, learn that they are not alone, and find reasons to hope as they make their own pilgrimage.

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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781506434292
  • eBook ISBN 9781506434308
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Dimensions 9 x 9
  • Pages 160
  • Publication Date February 1, 2019

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1 You Had Me at Hello
Chapter 2 Put Down the Ducky
Chapter 3 The Liberating Truth
Chapter 4 Called by Name
Chapter 5 In a Terrible Fix
Chapter 6 The Paradox of Surrender
Chapter 7 God-Shaped Holes
Chapter 8 Extravagant Grace
Chapter 9 Learning to Follow
Chapter 10 Lost and Found
Chapter 11 Choosing Resurrection
Epilogue
Appendix A Recommended Reading
Appendix B Tyler's Story
Glossary
Bibliography
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