Julia and I have been surprised and gratified by the response to the new book, Helping Others Overcome Addictions. It has given a real impetus to the ministry. Steve McVey and I decided (really his idea) to focus on helping others. The reason is that statistics show that someone struggling with an addiction affects every family. The book shows how the church has bought the lie about addiction that it is up to you to do what you can to overcome addiction and has defaulted to the secular and adopted the 12 Step approach. That is the same thing as saying that the finished work of Christ is not enough and we are not dead to sin and freed from it (Rom. 6:2, 6, 7) and it is up to us to make it happen. We believe is one of the major reasons so few find freedom from addiction that has been provided for them.
Part 1 of the book gives a biblical perspective on addiction and its root cause and the prerequisite to finding freedom. It also clearly presents God’s answer for addiction, which is freedom in Christ. There is also a chapter on codependency and tells you how to have a biblical intervention.
Part 2 of the book lays out how to set up and conduct a recovery ministry where people find true and lasting freedom in Christ. The retail price of the book is $12.99, but we have a special price of $8.00 plus shipping. Check it out and our other resources at https://freedfrom.wordpress.com/order-form/store/
Dr. John Woodward of Grace Fellowship International has completely revised our web site and I am really pleased with it. It looks great! The new address is https://freedfrom.wordpress.com. However if you enter the old address it will continue to direct to the new website. We are still tweaking it and adding to it and would be glad to have any suggestions you might have. Check it out and let me know what you think
I will be sending out a monthly update and blogs from time to time.
The Freedom From Addictive Behaviors Advanced Webinar is posted and can be downloaded for free at http://freenhim.org/webinar_archive/index.html. We will be presenting the Freedom From Addictive Behaviors Basic Webinar live beginning Feb. 21 for six sessions on Thursday evenings at 8:00 PM EDT. Check out the info on it and how to register at https://freedfrom.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/basic-webinar-scheduled/. We will record it and post it for free download also.
We will be presenting a webinar on the new book, Helping Others Overcome Addictions in March. It will be done live and we will record it also and post it and you will be able to download for free.