The Christian Handbook of Abuse, Addiction & Difficult Behaviour
Geary Brendan and Bryan Jocelyn
The Good Book and The Big Book
The Good Book and the Big Book: AA’s Roots in the Bible is the most popular of Dick B’s 42 titles. It traces the precise A.A. Big Book and 12-Step language that came from the Bible. Christians and AAs alike acclaim this title’s thorough review of early AA sources showing the Bible’s role in AA’s recovery ideas. This book demonstrates how God helps alcoholics recover if they want His help.
Memories and Miracles
Mary Theresa Webb
Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb first arrived in Russia in 1989 on a peacemaking mission and had several exhilarating adventures as she got to know her new Russian friends and neighbors. But Webb wasn’t there to sightsee — she worked with missionary teams and addiction-recovery groups. Her memoir is full of stories of the dedicated people and partners who made these valuable programs work.
Sadly, some programs have been shuttered by certain authorities, but Webb retains her optimism and faith in these communities. Her story shows a different side of Russia and highlights the problems still plaguing the populace.
Alcohol, Addiction and Christian Ethics (New Studies in Christian Ethics)
Christopher C. H. Cook
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.