Friday, October 25, 2013

Praying for your Addicted Love One

Praying for Your Addicted Loved One: 90 in 90 Paperbackby Sharron K. Cosby  (Author)
Watching someone you love self-destruct hurts. Praying for Your Addicted Loved One: 90 in 90 provides ninety devotions of strength, hope, and encouragement to families coping with addiction. Realizing you're not alone in your struggles brings comfort and confidence to face day-to-day challenges. The overall message of Praying for Your Addicted Loved One conveys hope to families caught in the cycles of addiction. The various stages of the disease: abuse, recovery, and relapse, take their toll on families. Hopelessness grabs a family's heart and wrings it out with each slip of clean or sober time. The verses in Jeremiah 30 and 31, the foundation of the book, offer promises of restoration and redemption. 90 in 90 reflects the 12 Step model of attending 90 meetings in 90 days. While your loved one attends meetings, you will read a daily devotional to lend spiritual support. "Today I pray for other lost addicts to find the hope of recovery. I pray the families reading this book will continue to have hope that an addict-any addict-can stop using drugs and find a new way to live. If there is one thing I can say to family members it is, never quit fighting. There is always hope. With hope, I, a once hopeless dope addict, am now a dope-less hope addict." ~Josh Cosby

My Review:
If you are looking for some encouragement as you walk through the journey of a love one with an addiction this book is for you. The journey is not an easy one but the book provides you some hope to cling to. As your love one is going through a process so are you. This book provides the resource you need to work through your own journey while provided you with the prayers to pray for your love one.
At the end of the book the author son tells his story of addiction and sobriety. On the following page she provides other resources that may help you to understand your addicted love one and how process living with your love one.

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Bridesmaid (Home to Hickory Hollow) Paperbackby Beverly Lewis  (Author)
The Latest in Chart-Topping Amish Fiction from Beverly Lewis
Twenty-seven-year-old Joanna Kurtz has made several trips to the altar, but never as a bride. The single young Amishwoman is a closet writer with a longing to be published something practically unheard of in her Lancaster County community. Yet Joanna's stories aren't her only secret. She also has a beau who is courting her from afar, unbeknownst even to her sister, Cora, who, though younger, seems to have suitors to spare. 
Eben Troyer is a responsible young Amishman who hopes to make Joanna Kurtz his bride--if he can ever leave his parents' farm in Shipshewana, Indiana. Yet with his only brother off in the English world, intent on a military career, Eben's hopes for building a life with his dear Joanna are dimming, and patience is wearing thin. Will Joanna ever be more than a bridesmaid?
My Review:Another great book by Beverly Lewis. When I read her books I am always drawn closer to the Lord in a wonnderful way. The author always has a way to draw you in to the story that it makes it difficult to put the book down.
This story is about Joanna who seems to be always a bridesmaid never the bride and at 25 seems to have about given up hope of ever being the bride. When on a trip she meets a young man that seems could be the answer to her prayers but lives in another state with obligations that might keep him away from her.Joanna learns of some secrets of her name sake that help draw her closer to God and gives her some faith. This is a must read and would highly recommend this book.

This book has been provided to me my by Bethany House Publisher free of charge and in no way was I asked to give a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.