Sharron K. Cosby's new book is a helpful resource in praying for an addicted loved one. It is written in the form of 90 prayers meant to be prayed each day. Each day includes a personal story, a scripture verse, and a reflection space with a few questions. Sharron Cosby opened up about her son, Josh struggle with drugs and his difficult relapses. She felt in her heart that God will bring restoration and her son would be set free from his addiction. She began to insert her son’s name into key Bible verses and she prayed out loud Jeremiah 30 and 31 over his life. She prayed for the yoke of his drug addiction would be broken. This book outlines how she prayed for her own son and it will assist others in praying for their own loved ones.
I would highly recommend this life changing and lifesaving book to anyone who knows someone that is struggling with an addiction to drugs, sex, alcoholism, anorexia, and etc. I immensely appreciated Sharron Cosby’s genuine approach in praying for an addicted loved one. She was very transparent in sharing about her pains and heartbreak in witnessing her son’s addiction that was controlling his life. I have a cousin that has an addiction and I connected with her story. I liked the way the book was designed and the content was presented in her life. The prayers and the reflection questions were beneficial and will help people pray for their loved ones. If you’re looking for a book that will assist you in praying for your addicted loved one, then read this book!
“I received the books for free from Litfuse Publicity Group/ Recovery Church for this review”.
About the book: Watching someone you love self-destruct hurts.
Praying for Your Addicted Loved One: 90 in 90 tugs at the reader's heart in 90 days of candid devotions aimed at offering strength, hope, and encouragement to families in the throes of living with an addicted family member. Families get left behind in the recovery process, but their support is crucial. Realizing you are not alone in your family's struggles brings comfort and confidence to face day-by-day challenges. Reflection prompts and spaces for journaling encourage the reader to pen their thoughts on the verses and devotions. Each day's entry ends with a prayer.
The Cosby's, a middle-class family, lived the nightmare of addiction with their son for 18 years. Their lives were turned inside out and upside down as his dependence on painkillers escalated. The descent into a living hell challenged their faith as the addiction claimed more and more control. Sharron's middle-of-the-night reading of Jeremiah 30 and 31 changed the course of their lives and restoration became a reality.
The overall message of Praying for Your Addicted Loved One conveys hope to families caught in the addiction cycle. The various stages of the disease: abuse, recovery, and relapse, take their toll. 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 the promise of restoration and redemption.
90 in 90 reflects the 12 Step model of an addict attending 90 meetings in 90 days. While your loved one attends meetings, you will read a daily devotional to lend spiritual support to your addict.
"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
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About the author: Sharron Cosby is married to Dan, a Certified Addiction Professional, and together they have three adult children and five grandchildren. She works for an international charity by day and writes by night. Her passion is to share God's message of hope, strength, and encouragement with families living in the shadow of addiction.
Learn more about Sharron here: http://efamilyrecovery.com/
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