The Celebrate Recovery Participant s Guides are essential tools for the personal recovery journey. In the six lessons in Guide 1: Stepping Out of Denial Into God's Grace, you will experience the first 3 of the 8 recovery principles:
1 Realize I'm not God. I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable. "Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor" (Matthew 5:3).
2 Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to him, and that he has the power to help me recover. "Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted" (Matthew 5:4).
3 Conciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ's care and control. "Happy are the meek" (Matthew 5:5).
By working through the lessons and exercises found in each of the four Participant s Guides you will begin to experience the true peace and serenity you have been seeking, restore and develop stronger relationships with others and with God, and find freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups, and habits.
All the scriptures have been updated to the new NIV 2011 version."
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- Publisher: Zondervan
- ISBN: 0310082331
- ISBN-13: 9780310082330
- UPC: 025986082338
- SKU: 9780310082330
- Release Date: June 14, 2016
- Pages: 64
- Language: English
- Binding: Paperback
- Height: 0.40 inches
- Width: 5.80 inches
- Length: 10.90 inches
- Weight: 0.20 pounds
- Series Name: Celebrate Recovery
- Series Number: 01
About the Author
John began serving as a lay pastor at Saddleback in 1991. The next year, he was asked to join the Saddleback Church staff as the director of small groups and recovery.
In 1995, his responsibilities increased as he became the pastor of membership. In this position, John's responsibilities included pastoral counseling, pastoral care, Celebrate Recovery, support groups, small groups, and family ministries.
He also oversaw the development of Saddleback's lay counseling ministry. In 2001, Rick Warren asked John to become the pastor of Celebrate Recovery. John is a nationally known speaker and trainer in helping churches start Celebrate Recovery ministries.
John and his wife, Cheryl, have been married almost four decades and have served together in Celebrate Recovery since 1991. They have two adult children, Laura and Johnny. Johnny and his wife, Jeni, are the proud parents of John and Cheryl's two granddaughters, Maggie and Chloe.