Addicted To Christ
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📒Addicted To Christ ✍ Helena Hansen
✏Addicted to Christ Book Summary : "How are spiritual power and self-transformation cultivated in street ministries? In Addicted to Christ, Helena Hansen provides an in-depth analysis of Pentecostal ministries in Puerto Rico that were founded and managed by self-identified 'ex-addicts.' Richly ethnographic, the book melds Hansen's dual expertise in public anthropology and psychology. Through her interviewees' stories, she examines key elements of the Pentecostal system: mysticism, ascetic practice, and the idea other-worldliness. She then shares the strategies of Pentecostal ministries, which, according to street ministries, are the core elements of spiritual victory over addiction: transformation techniques to build spiritual strength and authority through pain and discipline; cultivation of alternative masculinities based on male converts' reclamation of domestic space; and radical rupture from a post-industrial 'culture of disposability.' By contrasting the ministries' logic of addiction with that of biomedicine, Hansen rethinks roads to recovery while discovering unexpected convergences with biomedicine, revealing the true sway of street corner ministries"--Provided by publisher.
📒Addiction And Devotion In Early Modern England ✍ Rebecca Lemon
✏Addiction and Devotion in Early Modern England Book Summary : Rebecca Lemon illuminates a previously-buried conception of addiction, as a form of devotion at once laudable, difficult, and extraordinary, that has been concealed by the persistent modern link of addiction to pathology. Surveying sixteenth-century invocations, she reveals how early moderns might consider themselves addicted to study, friendship, love, or God. However, she also uncovers their understanding of addiction as a form of compulsion that resonates with modern scientific definitions. Specifically, early modern medical tracts, legal rulings, and religious polemic stressed the dangers of addiction to alcohol in terms of disease, compulsion, and enslavement. Yet the relationship between these two understandings of addiction was not simply oppositional, for what unites these discourses is a shared emphasis on addiction as the overthrow of the will. Etymologically, "addiction" is a verbal contract or a pledge, and even as sixteenth-century audiences actively embraced addiction to God and love, writers warned against commitment to improper forms of addiction, and the term became increasingly associated with disease and tyranny. Examining canonical texts including Doctor Faustus, Twelfth Night, Henry IV, and Othello alongside theological, medical, imaginative, and legal writings, Lemon traces the variety of early modern addictive attachments. Although contemporary notions of addiction seem to bear little resemblance to its initial meanings, Lemon argues that the early modern period's understanding of addiction is relevant to our modern conceptions of, and debates about, the phenomenon.
📒From Crack Cocaine To Christ From Calvar ✍ Minister Anthony Love Sr.
✏From Crack Cocaine to Christ from Calvar Book Summary : Born to church-going parents of worldly morals, Anthony Love grew up in Camden N.J during the 1960s. One of five siblings, he was introduced to the evils that life has to offer-living outside of the grace of God. Mr. Love spent sixteen years in the addiction of crack cocaine among other drugs and twenty-seven years locked in the vice of alcohol abuse. Read the destruction of what these substances have to offer and the power of God that lifted him out. This book will inspire anyone bound by alcohol or substance abuse or just separated from the life that God intended us to live.
📒Alcohol Addiction And Christian Ethics ✍ Christopher C. H. Cook
✏Alcohol Addiction and Christian Ethics Book Summary : Addictive disorders are characterised by a division of the will, in which the addict is attracted both by a desire to continue the addictive behaviour and also by a desire to stop it. Academic perspectives on this predicament usually come from clinical and scientific standpoints, with the 'moral model' rejected as outmoded. But Christian theology has a long history of thinking and writing on such problems and offers insights which are helpful to scientific and ethical reflection upon the nature of addiction. Chris Cook reviews Christian theological and ethical reflection upon the problems of alcohol use and misuse, from biblical times until the present day. Drawing particularly upon the writings of St Paul the Apostle and Augustine of Hippo, a critical theological model of addiction is developed. Alcohol dependence is also viewed in the broader ethical perspective of the use and misuse of alcohol within communities.
✏The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments with Original Notes Practical Observations and Copious Marginal References Book Summary :
📒Counseling For Seemingly Impossible Problems ✍ Lee N. June
✏Counseling for Seemingly Impossible Problems Book Summary : An excellent book that covers the wide variety and deep complexity of seemingly impossible biblical counseling issues in the challenging culture inwhich we live. The gospel brings liberty to men, women, and children bound by every conceivable sin and affliction. Psychology provides a tool for applying the power of the gospel in practical ways. Drawing on biblical truths and psychological principles, Counseling for Seemingly Impossible Problems helps us—Christian counselors, pastors, and church leaders—to meet the deep needs of our communities with life-changing effects. Marshaling the knowledge and experience of experts in the areas of addiction, family issues, mental health, and other critical issues, this no-nonsense handbook supplies insights on the problems tearing lives and families apart all around us: domestic abuse, gambling addiction, blended families, sexual addiction and the Internet, depression and bipolar disorder, divorce recovery, unemployment, sexual abuse and incest, demonology, grief and loss, schizophrenia, substance abuse ... and much more.
📒Counseling In African American Communities ✍ Lee N. June
✏Counseling in African American Communities Book Summary : The gospel brings liberty to men, women, and children bound by every conceivable sin and affliction. Psychology provides a tool for applying the power of the gospel in practical ways. Drawing on biblical truths and psychological principles, Counseling in African-American Communities helps us—Christian counselors, pastors, and church leaders—to meet the deep needs of our communities with life-changing effect.Marshaling the knowledge and experience of experts in the areas of addiction, family issues, mental health, and other critical issues, this no-nonsense handbook supplies distinctively African-American insights on the problems tearing lives and families apart all around us:Domestic AbuseGambling AddictionBlended FamiliesSexual Addiction and the InternetDepression and Bipolar DisorderDivorce RecoveryUnemploymentSexual Abuse and IncestDemonologyGrief and LossSchizophreniaSubstance Abuse . . . and much more
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📒Galatians And Romans ✍ Robert J. Karris
✏Galatians and Romans Book Summary : "Complete biblical texts with sound, scholarly based commentary that is written at a pastoral level; the Scripture translation is that of the New American Bible with Revised New Testament and revised Psalms (1991)"--Provided by publisher.
📒Treasures Of Christ In The Life Of David ✍ Jon Bonker
✏Treasures Of Christ In The Life Of David Book Summary :