BELOW ARE THE BOOKS THAT HAVE PREPARED ME TO ADDRESS ADDICTION WHILE WORKING IN PRISON MINISTRY! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM FOR ANYONE THAT IS WORKING WITH OTHERS THROUGH ADDICTION!
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The Heart of Addiction gives real world instruction based on biblical principles. After all the first recorded drunken binge was Noah. Studying the book, the addict or drunkard learns that their problem is really their sin nature, the same sin nature that has raged in all of mankind since Genesis 3. The world calls it a disease or hereditary and says that there is no hope. The Bible calls it a sin and that there is redemption for sin through Christ Jesus, He is their Hope. This book makes the distinction between what the world terms a “disease” and what the Bible demonstrates is a life-dominating sin nature problem. You will find biblical tools to help examine your heart’s motives at the root of the addiction.
A thorough examination of sexual addiction that draws back the curtain and exposes the inner workings of sexual sin in the heart. What is presented is firmly rooted in Scripture and always points man to Jesus Christ as the ultimate rooted. Deeply embedded within the heart of a man is a spiritual alter. Every human has the capacity-no the need-to worship. The objects of that worship are the things or persons which have taken the preeminent position of importance in a persons life. It is in this position in the human heart that God demands to occupy.
This is a biblical approach to help addicts who have relapsed in their addiction, or those who wish to develop tools to prevent relapse in the future. By calling addictive behavior SIN, Dr. Mark Shaw directs the addict to the one solution that actually works: a right relationship with Jesus Christ.
This is not a book of “self-help” answers or “how-to” steps. It is a book about falling down and getting up again, about realizing that we need more than ourselves to be saved. The truth is, we’re not as bad as we think we are – and we are worse than we ever dreamed. When we live between those two realities, we are ready to let go of the last idol: the belief that we can save ourselves.