The Pastor and the Prayer: Addiction Recovery Through Living The Serenity Prayer
Publish Date: 2015-12-13
Author: Tom Peers
This is the story of a pastor becoming so depressed that he incrementally isolated, became addicted to alcohol, resigned ministry, and then sought help. More than that, it's the story of the steps he took to recover, and the prayer that God used to open up a whole new world of spiritual and emotional health. It is the story of a second conversion.
You will learn:. The foundational emotion that drives all addiction. The remedy to overcome that emotion. How to live in the reality of the full Serenity Prayer. Concrete action steps for recovery. The balance between acceptance and resistance. The difference between desires and expectations. Four key attitudes necessary to maintain emotional sobriety.
Part 1: The Pastor: The author's own story. Part 2: The Prayer: A line-by-line explanation of the full Serenity Prayer. Part 3: The Prescription: Identifies the root problem of addiction and its remedy.