Item description for THIRST: God and the Alchoholic Experience by Nelson...
Overview Here speaking as a "public alcoholic," a recovering person willing to speak about chemical addiction, prolific and much respected ethicist Jim Nelson offers his personal and theological reflection on alcohol addiction and recovery. Drawing on the foundational ideas of liberation theology and weaving together scripture and Christian tradition with contemporary medical and sociological insights, Nelson demonstrates the healing significance of story telling for the recovering alcoholic and explores all addictions' roots in the spiritual thirst for God.
Publishers Description This volume is a personal and theological reflection on alcohol addiction (and by extension all addictions) and recovery by renowned ethicist James Nelson. He uses his own experience of alcoholism and recovery as the impetus for this spiritual discussion, and asks the question: Where is God in all this? He shows how resources in Christian faith can be very useful to alcoholic recovery, and how the experience can illuminate areas of that faith.
Citations And Professional Reviews THIRST: God and the Alchoholic Experience by Nelson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Century - 05/18/2004 page 40
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.36" Height: 0.67" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2004
Publisher PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING #86
ISBN 0664226884 ISBN13 9780664226886
Availability 0 units.
More About Nelson
James Nelson has served as a seaman, rigger, boatswain and officer on a number of sailing vessels. The author of several seafaring adventures, he lives on the coast of Maine with his wife and children.
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Must read! Jul 26, 2006
The author is knowledgeable and has first hand experience. Takes one to know one....Expand your knowledge and growth... Buy it and read it....
An in-depth guide into addiction and recovery Jul 19, 2006
An insightful book about the connection between spirituality and addiction. This book gave me a great deal of insight into addiction and recovery that will prove to be quite useful to me in my career. I appreciate the author's openness about his own addiction. I cannot say enough good things about this book. It broaches a very difficult subject and does it in an engaging and respectful manner.
Wonderful Book Aug 30, 2005
A very welcomed addition to addiction liturature! The theology presented gives new insight into alcoholism.