Sober Mercies

Sober Mercies

How Love Caught up With A Christian Drunk

Book - 2013
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Where do you turn for hope when you already have the answer--but the answer isn't working?

As a long-time Christian, Heather Kopp never expected to become an out-of-control alcoholic who kept private stashes of booze all over the place--tucked behind books in her study, zipped into a special compartment in her oversized purse, at the back of her closet stuffed inside her boots.

Even as her career and marriage teetered on the brink, Kopp couldn't get a grip, desperately hiding the true extent of her drinking from the rest of the world--her husband included. During the day she wrote books about God and prayer and family. At night she'd locked herself in her bathroom to guzzle chardonnay.

For her, as for many Christians who struggle with addiction, overwhelming shame and confusion only made things worse. Why wasn't her faith enough to save her? Why didn't repentance, Bible reading and prayer work? Where was God?

Meanwhile, as she watched in horror, her grown son descended into his own nightmare of drugs and alcohol. She feared for his life, yet she couldn't stop drinking long enough to help him--or find a way out for herself.

Until the day everything changed.

Engaging, funny and bracingly honest, Kopp shares her remarkable journey into darkness...and back to the light again. Her story reveals the unique challenges and spiritual conundrums Christians face when they become ensnared in an addiction, and the redemption that's possible when we finally reach the end of ourselves.

If you love Jesus but shop too much, drink too much, eat too much, crush on men who aren't your husband, or otherwise fixate on doing things you hate but can't stop doing, SOBER MERCIES is for you.

As you follow Kopp's sincere, stumbling journey toward freedom and a deeply satisfying relationship with God, you'll find renewed hope--and practical steps of recovery--for your own journey.





Baker & Taylor
A recovering alcoholic and deeply committed Christian discusses how her faith deals with substance dependence as a morality issue that can be solved by prayer and describes how this well-meaning attitude simply isn't enough on its own.

Publisher: New York : Jericho Books, c2013
ISBN: 9781455527731
1455527734
9781455527755
1455527750
9781455527748
1455527742
Branch Call Number: 248.8629 K839s
Characteristics: x, 210 p. ; 24 cm

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Jan 29, 2016

Very well-written and honest. Talks about how, as a Christian, she had trouble coming to terms with her alcoholism, as both disease and sin. Very helpful in understanding this in others or yourself.

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