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Michael Dixon was delivered from drug and alcohol addiction in 1988 as he surrendered his life to Christ. Following his salvation experience, Michael answered the call to enter fulltime ministry. In 1991 and 1996 he graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, with two undergraduate degrees. In 2003 he earned the Master of Divinity degree with biblical counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. Pastor Dixon served as executive director of Hope Ministries, Inc., a Biblical Counseling Center in Kinston, N.C. for over 10 years, as well as serving as a senior pastor since 1991. Pastor Dixon is also the author of "Casting Down Idols through The Power of The Gospel," as well as the forty week LIFE curriculum used in the LIFE MInistries program, a 501c3 which he founded in 2017. There is also a weekly podcast, "Casting Down Idols," which you can access through itunes. Pastor Dixon is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist-A with the N.C. Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board. Pastor Dixon's heart is to help others who are struggling where he once was. There is a way out of addiction.
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L.I.F.E. MINISTRIES
A Biblical Approach to Overcoming Addictions
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Overview


This is a forty lesson Christ centered addiction recovery workbook based upon the Truth of the Bible. This workbook can be completed individually or as part of a support group, such as L.I.F.E. While addiction certainly has a physical and a mental component, there is also the most important spiritual aspect to an addiction. In order to address the spiritual aspect, one must turn their attention to our Creator. God reveals to us, through the Bible, how we were created to live and how we can live life abundantly. L.I.F.E. stands for Living In Freedom Everyday. L.I.F.E. Ministries is a 501c3 nonprofit that ministers to those struggling under addiction. This workbook is the curriculum to the LIFE program which is based upon John 10:10, "I have come to give life and to give it more abundantly." Jesus
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Description


The author draws from personal experience of how he has found healing and deliverance from drug and alcohol addiction through a personal relationship with God. While reflecting upon his own recovery, the author draws from the scriptures teaching us biblically what God says about our addictions and how we can overcome them in the power of God. God tells us that an addiction, in whatever form it may take, is idolatry. We become controlled by someone or something other than God. We were never created to live our lives for anyone other than God. When we look to God in faith, dealing with our false gods and casting those idols down, we can experience a power we have never known before. A power to save, heal, and deliver. If you are ready to stop listening to the voices around you and to begin renewing your mind with what God says is true, this workbook can be a tool leading to your deliverance and healing. Throughout the pages of this book are the life transforming testimonies of others, just like you, who have taken this journey and are forever changed.

BOOK REVIEWS:    

Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite

L.I.F.E. Ministries: A Biblical Approach to Overcoming Addictions by Michael R. Dixon is a profound and thought-provoking book with good insights for readers with the help of forty biblical lessons. Readers will be inspired to discipline themselves with the help of these forty lessons and they can be assured of victory through faith in Christ and obedience to God's word. L.I.F.E. means Living In Freedom every day and the L.I.F.E. curriculum is a good one to stay focused and grounded by pointing out the truth of Christ. The book also stresses the importance of listening to and heeding God's word and reiterates the power and presence of God in everybody's lives.

The author's approach to the topic of overcoming addictions using forty lessons from the Bible is unique and different and gives readers a new perspective on how to effect transformation with the help of Christ. The book has exercises, quotes from Scriptures, assignments, and real stories and experiences that will help readers connect well with what the author is trying to convey through his L.I.F.E. program; that is understanding what God has to say about their struggles and how only God can set them free. The 6 Basic Truths Necessary for Life will come in handy for readers who want to reflect on themselves and repent and surrender to the Lord. The author's addiction problem has also been shared in the book and he speaks about how this curriculum can be used to work through and save their loved ones.

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Overview


This is a forty lesson Christ centered addiction recovery workbook based upon the Truth of the Bible. This workbook can be completed individually or as part of a support group, such as L.I.F.E. While addiction certainly has a physical and a mental component, there is also the most important spiritual aspect to an addiction. In order to address the spiritual aspect, one must turn their attention to our Creator. God reveals to us, through the Bible, how we were created to live and how we can live life abundantly. L.I.F.E. stands for Living In Freedom Everyday. L.I.F.E. Ministries is a 501c3 nonprofit that ministers to those struggling under addiction. This workbook is the curriculum to the LIFE program which is based upon John 10:10, "I have come to give life and to give it more abundantly." Jesus

Read more

Description


The author draws from personal experience of how he has found healing and deliverance from drug and alcohol addiction through a personal relationship with God. While reflecting upon his own recovery, the author draws from the scriptures teaching us biblically what God says about our addictions and how we can overcome them in the power of God. God tells us that an addiction, in whatever form it may take, is idolatry. We become controlled by someone or something other than God. We were never created to live our lives for anyone other than God. When we look to God in faith, dealing with our false gods and casting those idols down, we can experience a power we have never known before. A power to save, heal, and deliver. If you are ready to stop listening to the voices around you and to begin renewing your mind with what God says is true, this workbook can be a tool leading to your deliverance and healing. Throughout the pages of this book are the life transforming testimonies of others, just like you, who have taken this journey and are forever changed.

BOOK REVIEWS:    

Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite

L.I.F.E. Ministries: A Biblical Approach to Overcoming Addictions by Michael R. Dixon is a profound and thought-provoking book with good insights for readers with the help of forty biblical lessons. Readers will be inspired to discipline themselves with the help of these forty lessons and they can be assured of victory through faith in Christ and obedience to God's word. L.I.F.E. means Living In Freedom every day and the L.I.F.E. curriculum is a good one to stay focused and grounded by pointing out the truth of Christ. The book also stresses the importance of listening to and heeding God's word and reiterates the power and presence of God in everybody's lives.

The author's approach to the topic of overcoming addictions using forty lessons from the Bible is unique and different and gives readers a new perspective on how to effect transformation with the help of Christ. The book has exercises, quotes from Scriptures, assignments, and real stories and experiences that will help readers connect well with what the author is trying to convey through his L.I.F.E. program; that is understanding what God has to say about their struggles and how only God can set them free. The 6 Basic Truths Necessary for Life will come in handy for readers who want to reflect on themselves and repent and surrender to the Lord. The author's addiction problem has also been shared in the book and he speaks about how this curriculum can be used to work through and save their loved ones.

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Book details

Genre:RELIGION

Subgenre:Christian Ministry / Counseling & Recovery

Language:English

Pages:286

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781098344221


Overview


This is a forty lesson Christ centered addiction recovery workbook based upon the Truth of the Bible. This workbook can be completed individually or as part of a support group, such as L.I.F.E. While addiction certainly has a physical and a mental component, there is also the most important spiritual aspect to an addiction. In order to address the spiritual aspect, one must turn their attention to our Creator. God reveals to us, through the Bible, how we were created to live and how we can live life abundantly. L.I.F.E. stands for Living In Freedom Everyday. L.I.F.E. Ministries is a 501c3 nonprofit that ministers to those struggling under addiction. This workbook is the curriculum to the LIFE program which is based upon John 10:10, "I have come to give life and to give it more abundantly." Jesus

Read more

Description


The author draws from personal experience of how he has found healing and deliverance from drug and alcohol addiction through a personal relationship with God. While reflecting upon his own recovery, the author draws from the scriptures teaching us biblically what God says about our addictions and how we can overcome them in the power of God. God tells us that an addiction, in whatever form it may take, is idolatry. We become controlled by someone or something other than God. We were never created to live our lives for anyone other than God. When we look to God in faith, dealing with our false gods and casting those idols down, we can experience a power we have never known before. A power to save, heal, and deliver. If you are ready to stop listening to the voices around you and to begin renewing your mind with what God says is true, this workbook can be a tool leading to your deliverance and healing. Throughout the pages of this book are the life transforming testimonies of others, just like you, who have taken this journey and are forever changed.

BOOK REVIEWS:    

Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite

L.I.F.E. Ministries: A Biblical Approach to Overcoming Addictions by Michael R. Dixon is a profound and thought-provoking book with good insights for readers with the help of forty biblical lessons. Readers will be inspired to discipline themselves with the help of these forty lessons and they can be assured of victory through faith in Christ and obedience to God's word. L.I.F.E. means Living In Freedom every day and the L.I.F.E. curriculum is a good one to stay focused and grounded by pointing out the truth of Christ. The book also stresses the importance of listening to and heeding God's word and reiterates the power and presence of God in everybody's lives.

The author's approach to the topic of overcoming addictions using forty lessons from the Bible is unique and different and gives readers a new perspective on how to effect transformation with the help of Christ. The book has exercises, quotes from Scriptures, assignments, and real stories and experiences that will help readers connect well with what the author is trying to convey through his L.I.F.E. program; that is understanding what God has to say about their struggles and how only God can set them free. The 6 Basic Truths Necessary for Life will come in handy for readers who want to reflect on themselves and repent and surrender to the Lord. The author's addiction problem has also been shared in the book and he speaks about how this curriculum can be used to work through and save their loved ones.

Read more

About the author


Michael Dixon was delivered from drug and alcohol addiction in 1988 as he surrendered his life to Christ. Following his salvation experience, Michael answered the call to enter fulltime ministry. In 1991 and 1996 he graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, with two undergraduate degrees. In 2003 he earned the Master of Divinity degree with biblical counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. Pastor Dixon served as executive director of Hope Ministries, Inc., a Biblical Counseling Center in Kinston, N.C. for over 10 years, as well as serving as a senior pastor since 1991. Pastor Dixon is also the author of "Casting Down Idols through The Power of The Gospel," as well as the forty week LIFE curriculum used in the LIFE MInistries program, a 501c3 which he founded in 2017. There is also a weekly podcast, "Casting Down Idols," which you can access through itunes. Pastor Dixon is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist-A with the N.C. Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board. Pastor Dixon's heart is to help others who are struggling where he once was. There is a way out of addiction.

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