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Overview "I'm an alcoholic. "I know what it is like to burn with a desire to drink that is so overpowering that family, jobs, and friends mean nothing compared to the desire for liquor. I know what it is like to wake up in a hotel room not knowing where I am or how I got there. I also know the joy of complete deliverance from the power of alcohol addiction and never cease to praise God for such deliverance."
Author Jerry Dunn discovered there is indeed hope for the alcoholic. God provided his escape at the end of a two-year drunk, when he picked up a Bible in a Texas prison.
This book is the product of that escape. Jerry Dunn knows the road up from alcoholism is long and difficult but that it can be followed with God's help and through commitment, patience, and diligence.
In this revised edition of GOD IS FOR THE ALCOHOLIC, read sections on understanding alcoholism, ways to help the alcoholic, and ways the alcoholic can help himself. Discover release from the power of alcohol.
Publishers Description "I am an alcoholic. I know what it is like to burn with a desire to drink that is so overpowering that family, jobs, and friends mean nothing compared to the desire for liquor. I know what it is like to wake up on a hotel room not knowing where I am or how I got there. I also know the joy of complete deliverance from the power of alcohol addiction and never cease to praise God for such deliverance." Author Jerry Dunn discovered there is indeed hope for the alcoholic. God provided his escape when he picked up a Bible in a Texas prison. "God Is for the Alcoholic "is the product of that escape. Jerry Dunn knows the road up from alcoholism is long and difficult, but that it can be followed with God's help and through commitment, patience, and diligence. In this revised edition of "God Is for the Alcoholic," the reader will find sections on understanding alcoholism, ways to help the alcoholic, and ways the alcoholic can help his or her self. Discover release from the power of alcoholism.
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JERRY DUNN was a recognized authority on alcoholism and alcoholics. He had lectured extensively on this subject at special conferences for pastors, medical students, and doctors. Pastor Dunn was executive director of People's City Mission Home in Lincoln, Nebraska and also served as president of the International Union of Gospel Missions. Pastor Dunn is author of Alcoholics Victorious and God is for the Alcoholic. He passed away in August 2001.
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An older book with increasing relevance to God and alcoholism each new year Nov 30, 2006
A.A. Author and Historian Dick B. first ran into this book many years ago when he was just beginning his research into the Biblical history of Alcoholics Anonymous. Dick had taken one of his books into a Christian bookstore, and the clergyman in charge handed him a copy of Jerry Dunn's book. Dick was not yet into the "sin" issues about alcoholism and early A.A. So he set the book aside. A number of years later, he shared the platform with Jerry Dunn at the First International Conference of Alcoholics Victorious in New Jersey. Jerry was along in years, but very powerful in his drunkalog and "testimony" as he called it. Impressed with Jerry, Dick was nonetheless still was focused on history more than on the applicability of our rich A.A. Christian roots to recovery today. However, Dick B. has now published 30 titles on A.A. history. And the last few have been heavily weighted in favor of examining the utility of our history in and outside of A.A. and Twelve Step Fellowships today. Recently, he was asked to conduct a four day seminar at a CityTeam Conference in Santa Cruz, California; and in preparation, he dusted off two of his "practitioner" books and dived into materials on Dr. William D. Silkworth and Jerry Dunn. He realized that both men had a strong belief in Jesus Christ. Both men had written some very practical materials on how to approach an alcoholic and what to tell the alcoholic he should do to get well. Previously, he had realized that Jerry's book was shot-through with practical views based on his years in the Word and in his own recovery and in his work helping other drunks. Today, the book has taken on a new and greater dimension for Dick and for me. I now deem this "God is For the Alcoholic" title and Jerry's work, along with that of Dr. Silkworth, to be very very valuable in overcoming the godless trend in recovery fellowships and treatment programs today. And I conclude by recommending Dunn's book highly and by pointing out that Dick B. has discussed at some length the views of Silkworth and Dunn, in terms of their applicability today. You'll find some of this in several of his recent titles. But the best and most detailed coverage is in one of his latest titles, Dick B. "Real Twelve Step Fellowship History: The Old School A.A. You May Not Know." (Kihei, HI: Paradise Research Publications, Inc., 2006), pp. 108-114. You'll gain a great appreciation for the Jerry Dunn book when you learn how practical and spiritual its contents are to this very day.
Keep Looking Up! Aug 24, 2001
The principles outlined in this book which helped Jerry Dunn to escape the hold of alcohol on his life are applicable to ANY dependence or additiction a person may have. The book reads well and holds your attention. You see, I have known Jerry personally for the past 20 years. I was fortunate enough to marry into his family and have had the pleasure of knowing that he did not merely "write" a book about what one should do, he lived it out in his own life. What a testimony! Thank you Jerry Dunn!