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.
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.