Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Grace for an Addicted World


Grace for an Addicted World
New small group study for addiction support and recovery groups
helps show God’s grace as the path to freedom.

You don’t have to look hard to see that our world is more addicted than ever. The opioid crisis is growing worse day by day, with more and more people turning to drugs and alcohol to escape life’s problems. In 2017, the National Institute on Drug Abuse estimated that abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs costs the United States more than $740 billion annually, as it relates to crime, lost work productivity and health care.

In our increasingly-addicted world, a new small group study, Grace-Based Recovery: A Safe Place to Heal and Grow (New Growth Press/August 6, 2018), seeks to help people suffering from addiction and those close to them understand God’s grace and why it is the only path to true freedom. Written by Jonathan Daugherty, the nine-lesson study carries the timely message of the grace, self-worth, and confidence found in Jesus Christ, bringing them to bear and tear down the strongholds of addiction in our lives.
Grace-Based Recovery helps addicted individuals and those who help them to understand God’s grace as the foundation and power for true recovery,” says Daugherty. “It walks them through the key components of grace so they can experience real freedom from addictive patterns, rather than simply managing bad behavior.”

Through short and simple lessons, Grace-Based Recovery highlights the significant differences between a performance-based approach to recovery and a grace-based approach and establishes a safe environment where addicts can learn from their mistakes rather than be punished for them.

Readers will learn the principles of grace and how to apply those truths to the false beliefs that have held them captive through practical exercises. Participants will be encouraged to see freedom from addiction as a lifelong process and to live without shame and fear as they grow, stumble, grow again, and, by God’s grace, change.

Daugherty, the founder of BeBroken Ministries and the popular podcast and radio show Pure Sex, himself has nearly twenty years of personal recovery experience and over fifteen years of professional recovery experience. Nearly five years into his own recovery journey, he realized that simply behaving well could never truly liberate him, and that only God’s grace could cause that kind of transformation.


About the author:

Jonathan Daugherty is the founder of Be Broken Ministries, and founder of Gateway to Freedom workshop for men. He also hosts the weekly radio broadcast, Pure Sex Radio, and is in demand nationally as a speaker on sexual purity and men’s issues. He has appeared on multiple radio and television media, both local and national.

He is the author of Grace-Based Recovery, The 4 Pillars of Purity, and other works. Jonathan lives with his wife and three children in San Antonio, Texas.


New Growth Press publishes gospel-centered Christian books, small group, and kids Bible resources for discipleship, biblical counseling, and missional ministry. For more information about Grace-Based Recovery and other releases from New Growth Press, visit www.newgrowthpress.com.

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