The Gift Of Addiction

Author by : Erik Guzman
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Description : You did it again. You drank. You got high. You slept with him/her. You surfed the Internet. What gift could you possibly find in so much failure? But when your helplessness drives you to turn to God and admit your need, you will experience the greatest gift of all--his presence, his kindness, his forgiveness and his peace. Author Erik Guzman explains that when we think it's up to us to rise above our suffering or sin, we alienate ourselves from our only source of help. But when we come to the end of ourselves, realize that our addictions have controlled us and turn in desperation to God, then we see that coming to the end of what we can do is the beginning of faith. That is the gift of addiction.


The Gift Of Addiction

Author by : Sherry Burditt RN HN-BC
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Publisher by : Balboa Press
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Description : What if your greatest affliction—your addiction—has really been your greatest gift? The Gift of Addiction offers you a new understanding of how addiction operates, why you are walking its path, and the purpose for it in your life, providing you with the comfort of knowing that you possess all the necessary components to arrive at a place where you are able to create a life beyond your wildest dreams. Within these pages you will discover the vast spiritual intelligence behind the “disease” yet to be understood in our society, and author Sherry Burditt, RN, HN-BC, explains how our current addictions epidemic is the precursor to a new discovery and human transformation. Sherry Burditt has truly given us an important gift. From cover to cover, The Gift of Addiction contains a vast amount of practical, beneficial, and illuminating information with a storyteller’s grace and a clinician’s insight. It has been masterfully researched, eloquently written, and deeply felt. —Tina Haney, RN, BSN The Gift of Addiction offers an enlightened view of healing addiction through a deep understanding of the seven energy centers in the spine—the chakras. Sherry offers practical techniques that holistically incorporate healing of mind, body, and spirit. She provides a spiritual, “heart-based” approach that aligns us to the invincible soul within, and reawakens our knowing that our lives are divinely guided, guarded, and protected by the God of our understanding. —Patricia Fleming, CAcT, RYT, CMT, CRT


The Gift Of Recovery

Author by : Rebecca E. Williams
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Description : Addiction recovery doesn't happen all at once--it's something that must be worked for, every day. Written by two mindfulness and addiction experts, The Gift of Recovery offers quick, in-the-moment tips and tricks to help readers cope with daily stress and stay firmly on the path to wellness. With this gentle, easy-to-use guide, readers will learn how to navigate relationships, take time for self-care, and build a mindful, sustainable, and joyful recovery.


Gifts Of Sobriety

Author by : Barbara S Cole
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Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : Inspiring stories from those who encountered life-changing blessings from seemingly unimportant events. "Why try?" we sometimes ask ourselves when faced with the uncertainties and hard work of recovery. But the answers are all around us, in the rich and spirited lives of those who have made the journey before us, each one a member of the joyful possibilities that await. These possibilities come alive in Gifts of Sobriety, a book that gives immediate meaning to the Big Book's promise: "We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness." In this book, Gifts of Sobriety, those who have freed themselves of alcohol or drug addiction share the gifts that sobriety has given them. Their stories are, in turn, a gift--for those who have made the journey and for those who, just embarking, seek gladdening news of the good life to come


The Gift Of Second Chances

Author by : Patricia Steele
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Description : Patty Steele's painful and heartfelt story is a must read for all affected by alcoholism and addiction. Patty's drinking began socially, and progressed into a powerful addiction gaining control of her adult world. As an addict she drank to medicate the pain of life, desperately trying to numb feelings of shame and defeat. She was responsible for a car accident that took the life of another when she was forty-nine. Patty was sentenced to seven years in prison and eventually achieved recovery with the support of loved ones and friends. Patty hopes by sharing her story, others will gain a deeper understanding and insight into the disease. A portion of the proceeds of her book is being donated to Addiction Treatment Services in Traverse City, Michigan.This book could only have been written by an addict who has walked the walk through the labyrinth of addiction, recovery, relapse, the criminal justice system and the horrors and humiliation of prison. This book itself is a gift to any of us who want some understanding of the inner conflict and outer chaos that marks the life of an alcoholic. For her crime, Patty enters prison as the victim, full of guilt and shame, and emerges as the victor, uniquely equipped to share her experience for the benefit of any of us whose life has been touched by the behavior of an addict.-Michael J. Haley, retired 86th District Court Judge, Traverse City, MichiganIf we have any hope of addressing the epidemic of addiction, we must start thinking about addiction differently. We must demand better policy. We must listen to those grappling with addiction. Shame and stigma only grow if we nourish it. By telling her story, by being a beacon of hope for individuals currently struggling with addiction, and by just living a life of quality and purpose, Patty Steele demonstrates a path to redemption that has little tolerance for the disability shame tends to incubate.-Christopher Hindbaugh, CEO, Addiction Treatment Services, Traverse City, MichiganThis phenomenal book is for those who work in the addiction field and for anyone who is drawn to understand this destructive human epidemic. Patty Steele tells her own story in a clear voice, while giving an unblinking view of the stark realities of our present prison system. This is a substantial contribution to the thorny interface of substance abuse and "corrections." As a working psychologist, I particularly appreciate the candid report and roadmap for effecting healthy change, creating a way forward and showing that positive outcomes are indeed possible. A great read!-Paulita Neal, Ph. D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of California, Member, American Psychological AssociationA sobering example of extraordinary personal transformation even during the darkest of circumstances. A triumphant depiction of how personal action and mindset are key to success even when stripped of basic human rights and freedom.-J.C. Ransom, Traverse City, Michigan, Masters of Social Work, Master Addiction Counselor, Licensed Masters Social Worker


The Gift Of Pain

Author by : Barbara Altemus
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Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : Thought-provoking and inspirational personal stories from noted artists, healers, thinkers, and peacemakers explain how moments of suffering and challenge became an opportunity for spiritual growth and renewal, with contributions from Deepak Chopra, Martin Sheen, Isabel Allende, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Iyanla Vanzant, Joan Borysenko, Dick Gregory, and others. Original.


The Gift Of Sex

Author by : Clifford Penner
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Publisher by : Thomas Nelson
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Description : Clifford and Joyce Penner, clinical therapist and nurse have written a sensitive and forthright guide to understanding sexuality and how it fits into God's design for marriage. This revised and updated version features a new introduction, new illustrations, a section on addictions and the Internet, and a timely discussion on sexually transmitted diseases and their consequences. With the latest information on sexuality and intimacy, this best-selling book is ideal whether you are newlyweds or have been married for many years. Chapters include: The Physical Dimension The Total Experience Moving Past Sexual Barriers Resolving Difficulties Finding Help


Trouble Is A Gift A Story Of Addiction Recovery And Hope

Author by : James S. Cusack
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Publisher by : S and J Publishing
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Description : About the Book Trouble Is a Gift is the story of a recovered alcoholic who humbly asked for help in finding a purpose and meaning in his life, whose prayer was answered, and who then turned his dream into a reality devoted to the care and treatment of millions of sick and suffering addicts and alcoholics. James S. Cusack, alcoholic, caregiver, and astute businessman, recounts his inner struggles and self-doubt, the stages of his recovery from alcohol addiction, and the moment of clarity when his mission came to light and he saw how, with the help of God and a Twelve-Step program, he could fulfill his purpose. Cusack writes with candor and sincerity of his early upbringing in Manhattan, his family s move to Queens, and his boyhood as a tough street kid; then takes us through his difficult times in the U.S. Air Force, where he discovered the therapeutic value of discipline; and through the hard-drinking years that followed his Honorable Discharge and led to his sobriety. In the early years of his recovery, Jim focused mainly on getting sober, working and enjoying success in the trucking business and insurance sales. In time, he began helping others to sober up, meeting with them in the back room of a candy store in Astoria, Queens, and touching their lives with the love, warmth, and honesty that had been given to him. Feeling an ever-greater need to find his mission in life, in 1965, Jim brought his prayer for direction to the Shrine of North American Martyrs, in Auriesville, New York. Shortly thereafter, his prayer was answered when he was hired to manage Glen Acre Lodge in Glen Spey, NY, one of the very earliest retreat centers for alcoholics. As the success of his work gained attention, Jim became part-owner of the Lodge and landed his first big account with the New York City Police Department with the help of Msgr. Joseph Dunn, who developed the Department s Employee Assistance Program. In time, fireman, sanitation workers, and other city employees suffering from alcoholism were also sent to Jim for help getting sober. Jim s story continues through numerous twists, turns, and fateful encounters, including his first meeting with Sue, now his wife and partner in his life work, and several changes of location before coming upon the resort in the Catskills that is now known as Villa Veritas. About the Author A pioneer in the field of chemical dependency treatment, James S. Cusack, CASAC, NCAC II, NCRS, offers his story as an example to all those brave individuals determined to overcome obstacles and turn liabilities into assets. Himself a recovered alcoholic of 60 years, Jim learned through helping other alcoholics find their way to sobriety that the gift is in the giving, and made his service his career. In his 50 years working with those suffering from chemical dependency, Jim has received countless honors acknowledging his groundbreaking accomplishments. In 1981, he and his wife Sue closed on the purchase of a Catskill resort which, through their dedicated efforts, has become Villa Veritas. In 2011, Jim and Sue established the Villa Veritas Foundation, Inc., to safeguard their mission and carry on a 40-year legacy of helping and caring for the chemically dependent. Jim serves as chairman of the board of Villa Veritas Foundation, Inc., and Sue, as Foundation president. They are committed to maintaining their hands-on, individualized approach to ensure that each of the thousands of alcoholics and addicts who pass through the Villa every year receives the love, care, and opportunity to find a new life in recovery he or she deserves. Jim, at age 83, continues to do what every recovered alcoholic with a mission should be doing: He s living one day at a time, and planning his next endeavor.


Uncover The Gift

Author by : Tammi Crowley
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Description : Uncover the Gift is about Tammis life journey and lessons she learned along the way. Her goal in writing this book is to encourage the lives of others as they are on their journey. Isaiah 61: 1-3 says, The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. This verse was given to her one morning during one of her times of prayer and Bible study. It was at that moment she felt a specific call from God to minister to people who fit this description. Little did she know, at the time, the life journey she would have to take in order to gain understanding and compassion for those walking in a life of brokenness and bondage. As this book unfolds, the promise of God has come to pass, and she prays that many will be set free and live life in the fullness of what Jesus Christ died to give. Uncover the Gift is about finding the value of who you are in Christ and realizing no matter where your life takes you, you can bring Christ to the forefront and know He truly is walking and living right there with you.


The Twelve Gifts Of Life Recovery

Author by : Stephen Arterburn
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Publisher by : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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Description : "God's hope and strength for your journey --cover."


The Gift Of The Heart

Author by : James P. Robson
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Description : “The Gift of the Heart” is a collection of poems, with most written during late 2013 through mid-2014.Each of them resulted from personal thoughts and experiences and from studying God’s Word. Before writing down these words, I processed them through my heart to be blessed by the Holy Spirit. With the Holy Spirit dwelling in the human heart, the heart opens up to the truth of being. It takes practice, patience, and faith to hear and understand as the Holy Spirit responds, conveys, and directs the truth through the magic of the heart. My hope is that each reader will use these poems as a guide and a catalyst to gain insight into the power and love of the Holy Spirit, who was sent as a comforter by the love and grace of Jesus Christ.


The Gift Of Recovery

Author by : Rebecca E. Williams
Languange : en
Publisher by : New Harbinger Publications
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Description : A 2018 Nautilus Award Winner If you're recovering from addiction, The Gift of Recovery offers quick, in-the-moment tips and tricks to help you cope with daily stress and stay firmly on the path to wellness. With this gentle, easy-to-use guide, you’ll learn how to navigate relationships, take time for self-care, and build a mindful, sustainable, and joyful recovery. Deciding to get help for addiction is the first step toward recovery. But addiction recovery doesn’t happen all at once—it’s something that must be worked for, every day. Sometimes, it will be easy. When things are going well, you may not be tempted to give in to your cravings. But when life is stressful, you’ll need strategies to help you cope. Written by the authors of The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction, this on-the-go mindfulness guide offers fifty-two powerful and effective meditations to help you manage the stress, depression, and strong emotions that can get in the way of a full and lasting recovery. You’ll also find skills based in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you stay grounded, as well as links to online resources. Deciding to overcome an addiction can feel like leaving a relationship. It’s hard and sometimes lonely—but it is truly an act of courage. This book will help guide you as you continue making courageous steps toward peace, joy, and fulfillment.


The Gift That Keeps On Giving Alcoholism

Author by : Adrian 'Ray' Evans Sr.
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Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : Mr. Evans speaks out about alcoholism: I chose the title, ‘THE GIFT...that keeps on giving’ to illuminate that ‘Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic’. That does not mean one must die a drunk! It simply stresses that alcoholism, like diabetes is a lifetime disease. And like diabetes, with proper care, diet and exercise...And abstaining from alcohol, alcoholism can be controlled. From around age 18 to 49, I suffered from the disease of alcoholism. A good portion of those years, I was not aware of my disease. I could not link my troubles, loss of family, homes, and jobs, and overall misery to alcohol. In the last 8 of those years, I (and others) just wrote me off as a hopeless misfit. I was homeless, unemployable, and a sad example of human existence. December first, 1983, I had my last drink of alcohol, checked myself in at a detox center in Orlando, Fl. I have not had a drink of alcohol since. At first, my recovery process was not a pleasant one, but it was worth the misery of withdrawing from the demon alcohol. I attended Alcoholics Anonymous regularly, listened and absorbed other’s experience, strength, and hope. I became teachable and returned to a beautiful life. After getting re-married I became employable and started my own business. I taught myself art, painting over 500 pieces of oil paintings. Attending the gym regularly has not just been healthful, it has been a tremendous joy, working out, meeting people, and socializing. I am retired now, living a beautiful life with my wife of 33 years, and 36 years sobriety, and at age 86, am fit as a fiddle. I do have diabetes, high blood pressure, and a few other ailments, however, with diet, exercise, and following my doctor’s advice, (and not drinking alcohol or smoking) I am very active and happy. Should I never have admitted I needed help, and joined Alcoholics Anonymous, I would not have re-learned honorable living and not have continued serenity... Is why I consider my alcoholism ‘the gift that keeps on giving.’


The Mindful Path To Addiction Recovery

Author by : Lawrence Peltz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Shambhala Publications
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Description : Introduces the practice of mindfulness while explaining how it can offer beneficial approaches to addiction recovery, drawing on the author's expertise as an addiction psychiatrist to outline mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques while sharing illustrative patient stories. Original.


The Gift Of Adversity

Author by : Norman E Rosenthal MD
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Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : Now in paperback—this acclaimed book from Norman Rosenthal, the New York Times–bestselling author and research psychiatrist, shows how life’s disappointments and difficulties provide us with the lessons we need to become happier and more resilient human beings. Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Award represents “Better Books for a Better World”—the Silver Award in the category of Heroic Journeys. Adversity is an irreducible fact of life. Although we can and should learn from all experiences, both positive and negative, bestselling author Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal, believes that adversity is by far the best teacher most of us will ever encounter. Whether the adversity one experiences is the result of poor decision-making, a desire to test one’s mettle, or plain bad luck, Rosenthal believes life’s most important lessons—from the value of family to the importance of occasionally cutting corners—can be best learned from it. Running counter to society’s current prevailing message that “excellence” must always be aspired to, and failure or mistakes of any sort are to be avoided at all costs, Rosenthal shows that engaging with our own failures and defeats is one of the only ways we are able to live authentic and meaningful lives, and that each different type of adversity carries its own challenges and has the potential to yield its own form of wisdom. Using stories from his own life—including his childhood in apartheid-era South Africa, his years after suffering a violent attack from a stranger, and his career as a psychiatrist—as well as case studies and discussions with well-known figures like Viktor Frankl and David Lynch, Rosenthal shows that true innovation, emotional resilience, wisdom, and dignity can only come from confronting and understanding the adversity we have experienced. Even when life is hardest, there are meanings to be found, riches to be harvested, and gifts that can last a lifetime. Rosenthal illustrates his message through a series of compact, memorable chapters, each one drawn from episodes in the lives of his patients, colleagues, or himself, and concluded with a take-away maxim on the lesson learned.


The Gift Of Maybe

Author by : Allison Carmen
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Description : Maybe: A simple yet powerful mindset for coping with stress and worry Allison Carmen spent many years fighting a powerful addiction. It wasn’t drugs, alcohol or fame. It was an addiction to certainty. If she didn’t know what the future would bring – and who does? – she felt anxious and afraid. This decades-long struggle followed her through college, marriage, parenthood, and a successful law career. While everything seemed fine from the outside, Allison was in a constant battle that was unwinnable, sapping her energy, attention, and spirit. Until the day she discovered The Gift of Maybe. Maybe is a simple yet powerful philosophy that has transformed Allison’s life, and the life of her many clients (now that she has ditched her legal career and has become a successful life coach). The message is this: In the face of uncertainty, Maybe opens your mind and heart. It creates a little space for hope. It allows you to take a deep breath, stay in the present, and forge your own path. Many things in life are beyond our control, but the mindset of Maybe presents a simple, powerful way to stay connected to what’s possible, and work to make it happen. It is just one change of perspective, but Maybe it changes everything!


Ethics For Addiction Professionals

Author by : Jennifer D. Berton
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Guidance for addiction counselors in understanding and applying ethical standards Filled with proven strategies to help you examine your current practice for ethical snags and refresh your ethical thinking, Ethics for Addiction Professionals leads you in examining, building, and rebuilding aspects of your ethical practice with the goal of helping you become the strongest clinician possible—ethically speaking.Up-to-date and comprehensive, this practical guide examines real-life examples of ethical issues in clinical practice and illustrates potential pitfalls and the actions needed when faced with dilemmas. Helping addiction counselors learn how to deal with and apply ethical standards, Ethics for Addiction Professionals explores the gray area of common dilemmas and provides guidelines on how to determine the best course of action when the best course is unclear. Covers basic principles that affect current ethical concerns and dilemmas Includes illustrative real-world case studies Features well-defined professional codes of ethics Treats ethics as a set of guidelines designed to protect the client, the clinician, and the profession as a whole


A Gift To Myself

Author by : Charles Whitfield
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Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : This is a gentle and effective workbook and guide to Healing the Child Within. It can be used with or without having already read Healing the Child Within. Using numerous experiential exercises that the reader can do at their own pace, physician and author Charles Whitfield takes us on a healing journey into our inner and outer life. Once a reader starts this book, the healing process begins -- even if they rarely do any of its exercises. One of the highlights of this book is the clear description of age regression, one of the most crucial concepts in healing and recovery.


The Power Of The Gift

Author by : Larry Matthews
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Publisher by : iUniverse
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Description : This is a book that offers a unique look into the ability of humans to succeed in life in spite of the many struggles they may encounter. Each chapter is a personal account of mans concepts of life and the many illusions they overcome. In this book you will begin to see clearly what illusions have been stopping you from your success. You will be empowered in your own life with the personal confidence to make the necessary changes that will help you to a brighter day...


The Gift Of Presence

Author by : Caroline Welch
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Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : A practical, user-friendly guide for women seeking focus and calm in the midst of life's storms. Overwhelmed by the demands of family, work, and multiple responsibilities, many women find themselves feeling scattered, and distracted. In this eye-opening book, co-founder and CEO of the Mindsight Institute, Caroline Welch takes readers on a mindfulness journey to help them de-stress and cultivate inner peace. According to Welch, you do not need countless hours sitting in silence to be more present in your life--the key is to practice mindfulness wherever you are and whenever you can. The Gift of Presence guides readers in developing four innate capacities we all possess that will allow us to become more resilient and centered in our lives--even when life is throwing all that it has at us: Presence: the ability to remain firmly in the present moment; to be fully aware of what's happening as it's happening. Purpose: the personal meaning that gets us going and gives direction to our lives. Pivoting: an openness to change that allows you to switch direction if that is what is needed. Pacing: the awareness that it is impossible to do everything we want or need to do all at once; the ability to take life one step at a time. This life-changing book reveals that you already hold in your hands the keys to a more harmonious life--you simply need to look within.


The Gift Of Stern Angels

Author by : Michael Moriarity
Languange : en
Publisher by : Exile Editions, Ltd.
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Rekindle The Gift Of God

Author by : Roch A. Kereszty
Languange : en
Publisher by : Ignatius Press
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Description : Drawing on fifty-nine years of experience as a Catholic priest, Fr. Kereszty provides spiritual, psychological, and pastoral guidance to priests, deacons and seminarians for preaching, sacramental ministry and spiritual direction. He has worked with countless priests struggling to understand their own role and identity in the post-conciliar Church with the laity taking on more leadership and responsibilities. He has also dealt with the confusion and discouragement from the sexual abuse crisis, though a very small percentage of priests, that left many young men wondering "Why join a system in which everyone is suspect?" He uses the insights of St. Bernard, St. Therese of Lisieux, Popes St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI to assist the next generations of priests by accomplishing the following in this book: • explores the signs and development of priestly and diaconal vocations • gives advice on preaching, on the ways to prepare for adult baptism, and on the instruction of the parents and godparents for the baptism of a child. • shows how all the activities of the Church find their fulfillment in the celebration of the Eucharist and how our sincere participation in the Eucharist is manifested in our daily lives • advice on how to help the different kinds of confessants in the sacrament of reconciliation: children, adolescents, young adults, the old and dying, returning "lost sheep," genuine holy souls, the scrupulous, porn addicts, homosexuals • guidance on marriage preparation, and the different problems in the stages of married life, including reasons for the Church's teaching on contraception • advice to priests on their important role in spiritual direction His desire is that this book will re-ignite the great gift that priests have received in ordination, and to communicate his own immense joy and gratitude for that gift. Lastly, he tells all priests: to have a happy priestly life, strive to be a true priest of Jesus Christ in service to his flock.


Responding To The Oppression Of Addiction

Author by : Rick Csiernik
Languange : en
Publisher by : Canadian Scholars’ Press
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Description : This contributed volume offers new perspectives on the meaning, role, and history of addiction in our society and the construction of illicit drug use as a social problem. This substantially revised third edition brings together the voices of over 40 Canadian academics and social work practitioners from across the country, providing a diverse and multidimensional perspective to the study of addiction. The themes discussed include prevention initiatives, program descriptions, discussions of the special needs of different populations, policy perspectives framed within an anti-oppression standpoint, and a concluding section on the emerging topic of problem gambling. This edition features eight new chapters, including a first-person narrative on the effects of residential schools on Indigenous peoples.


Gifted Understanding The Gifts Of The Holy Spirit

Author by : Dr. Charles Babers
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Description : An in-depth analysis of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit - what the are, where they come from, how they work, what they do, and why they are important.


The Gift Of Stories

Author by : Robert Atkinson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Shows how telling our own stories can dramatically change our lives.


The Gift Of Pain

Author by : Paul Brand
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zondervan
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Description : A WORLD WITHOUT PAIN? Can such a place exist? It not only can--it does. But it's no utopia. It's a colony for leprosy patients: a world where people literally feel no pain, and reap horrifying consequences. His work with leprosy patients in India and the United States convinced Dr. Paul Brand that pain truly is one of God's great gifts to us. In this inspiring story of his fifty-year career as a healer, Dr. Brand probes the mystery of pain and reveals its importance. As an indicator that lets us know something is wrong, pain has a value that becomes clearest in its absence. The Gift of Pain looks at what pain is and why we need it. Together, the renowned surgeon and award-winning writer Philip Yancey shed fresh light on a gift that none of us want and none of us can do without.


The Gift Of More

Author by : Pamela Yates
Languange : en
Publisher by : Inspiring Voices
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Description : In 1993, Brock and Pamela Yates were living a charmed life. Happily married, they had successfully blended their families and watched proudly as their children left the nest and found their own way. But everything changed when Pams then twenty-five-year-old son, Sean, delivered horrifying news: he had a rare and incurable form of cancer. While chronicling both Seans and her journey through terminal cancer, Pam leads others through a poignant personal story that every mother hopes she will never have to tell. While burdened with a mountain of medical red tape, Pam details how she, her family, and Sean clung to hope, tried alternate therapies, adapted to in-home care, and finally relented to hospice. As fear and stress began to overshadow everything else, Pam reveals how she fervently prayed and received an insightful answer that provided her with an incredible blessing. Through it all, Pams story illustrates how illness and loss not only demand tremendous advocacy and faith, but also have the power to teach us about ourselves and those we love. The Gift of More shares a mothers touching story about courage, faith, and transformation after her adult son is diagnosed with cancer.


Wrongly Diagnosed Unmasking The Alcoholism Drug Addiction Plot And The Twelve Step Deception

Author by : Csc John E Johnson Ras
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xulon Press
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Description : Wrongly Diagnosed exposes the true source and nature of addiction that has been hidden, denied, and disbelieved. It provides correct information as it relates to God and recovery using the Word of God. It reveals the misrepresentation of God in the twelve-step program and exposes the deception of its concept of spirituality and a higher power. Wrongly Diagnosed is an unflinching look at the true nature of addiction. Pastor Johnson gives the reader an inside look at this national tragedy and the path he has found to healing. This book is the work of a refreshingly honest and engaging writer who repays the time you invest in him with substantial hope. Sharilyn Grayson, Freelance Editor As a co-dependent, and mother of four children married to a cocaine addict, I found this book to be extremely enlightening into the issues and struggles of an addict. It is insightful, informative and an honest look at what an addict goes through during and after their addiction. Monica Grier Wrongly Diagnosed is biblically sound with information that helps to identify our true source of power to be free from addiction, which is Christ. It has revealed to us, the strategies of Satan's counterfeit behavior. The masking and delusional practice of lies and deception orchestrated by our adversary the devil. Pastor Maria Salas, Joshua & Caleb Ministry. Bell Garden, CA John Johnson is an ordained pastor, a Certified Alcohol and Drug counselor RAS, CSC. He was the Co-founder and Director of the Wings of Healing Alcohol and Drug ministry at Greater Bethany Community Church in Los Angeles, CA 1991 to 1999. Freed from $300-$400 a day heroin and cocaine habit. In 19 Years of recovery, he has never had one day of withdrawals, cravings or a desire for drugs.


The Gift That Changed Our Lives

Author by : Rocío Martín Díez
Languange : en
Publisher by : Ediciones Isthar Luna-Sol
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Description : When you’re told that your child has brain damage, the world falls apart around you. No matter what happens to you, this is a turning point in your life, where you have to take decisions. For me, it was the moment when I decided, without knowing that I had, to start a new life; an awakening, a road with no return. Our children with brain injury come to teach us many things; it’s no coincidence that they have chosen us. Felipón has been, and is, a gift, I’m not speaking out of faith or through false hope, but rather from the experience of a woman who has discovered how loving herself can make her son improve day by day. There’s a fine, imperceptible thread between a mother and her children; a thread that only she recognises, but in order to recognise it, we must be there, in the present, and listen to ourselves. This is the story of how I’ve lived since we were told that Felipón had six very serious injuries in his brain, when I was twenty weeks pregnant. I’d have given a great deal to find a book where someone told me where to start... I do hope this book will help you to understand, as I have done, that your son is coming to achieve much more than you can possibly imagine ... Among others things, so that you let go the control of your life and give yourself up to it; so that your heart awakens, and you are happy. That, for me, is true healing - for both mother and child... Felipón is three years old now and is on the point of walking. He says a lot of words and laughs non-stop. This seemed impossible but the truth is that for me, now, nothing is impossible.


The Mindfulness Workbook For Addiction

Author by : Rebecca E. Williams
Languange : en
Publisher by : New Harbinger Publications
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Description : Most addictive behavior is rooted in some type of loss, be it the death of a loved one, coming to terms with limitations set by chronic health problems, or the end of a relationship. By turning to drugs and alcohol, people who have suffered a loss can numb their grief. In the process, they postpone their healing and can drive themselves further into addiction. The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction offers readers an effective program for working through their addiction and grief with cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Created by two psychologists who work for Veterans’ Affairs, this mindfulness training workbook is effective for treating the emotion dysregulation, stress, depression, and grief that lie at the heart of addiction. No matter the loss, the mindfulness skills in this workbook help readers process their grief, determine the function their addiction is serving, and replace the addiction with healthy coping behaviors.