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Faith-Based Books on Recovery and Healing From Addiction

Religion and spirituality publishers are examining the link between spiritual practices and addiction in three book titles scheduled to publish this spring. These books offer faith-based advice and techniques for healing and recovery.
TrianglePublishing Comfort Detox

"Comfort Detox: Finding Freedom from Habits that Bind You" by Erin M Straza

The author writes that she has lived too long in comfort mode, making choices for life engagement based on safety, ease and convenience. She is a managing editor of the online magazine Christ and Pop Culture. What she calls a battle against her addiction to comfort a routine, Straza cut ties with the unfulfilling easy route and not only began noticing the needs of those around her, but reaching out and helping them. This book features a detox program for ending complacency, instructing readers to instead follow Jesus's example of living a life that serves others rather than self.

TrianglePublishing 30 Days to Overcoming Addictive Behavior

"30 Days to Overcoming Addictive Behavior" by Tony Evans

Evans, the chaplain of the Dallas Mavericks professional basketball team, addresses many forms of addiction is handbook to changing addictive behavior. He applies Bible passages to modern life and the book highlights eight areas that can initiate a change in mindset as well as behavior. These include faith, identity, self-esteem and worry. We often focus on behaviors instead of the root problems that cause the behaviors, but that does no good. In order to set free oneself from addictive behaviors, you'll need to find a new way of looking at yourself, God, others and the things you do.

TrianglePublishing Natural Rest for Addiction

"Natural Rest for Addiction: a Radical Approach to Recovery Through Mindfulness and Awareness" by Scott Kiloby

Cofounder of the Kiloby Center for Recovery in Rancho Mirage California the author argues that freedom from addiction is available in one place that is very difficult for an addict to be, the present moment. In this new edition of his originally self published title, the author builds a case for how recovery from substance abuse and addictions of all kinds, can be found through the mindful practice of present moment awareness, or resting presence. Since addiction indicates a craving for something outside oneself, the book is aimed at helping readers acknowledge the root of those cravings the resting presence, lending a deeper understanding of the complex issues that trigger addictive behavior and how to overcome them.