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A Hunger for Healing: The Twelve Steps As A Classic Model For Christian Spiritual Growth ebook

by Keith Miller


It is the most practical application I have found from a Biblical perspective.

It is the most practical application I have found from a Biblical perspective. I am using this book and the study guide that goes with it to work the steps as I wait to get a mentor in Celebrate Recovery. One person found this helpful. I am on the prayer and support team for a twelve step program at the church I attend. This book applies the twelve step program to any sin, not necessarily a physical addiction. I recommend this to anyone who has problems, especially if they do not think they have an addiction.

helped him find emotional and spiritual peace. Engaging and hopeful, these principles grounded in Scripture, will bring clarity to many seeking freedom from shame and the consequences of poor choices. A Hunger for Healing: The Twelve Steps as a Classic Model for Christian Spiritual Growth (9780060657673) by J. Keith Miller.

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A Hunger for Healing book. This book teaches the 12 steps as a method any Christian can use to follow the teachings of Jesus and grow in integrity and relationship with him. Highly r Most people think of the 12 Steps as merely a way of getting sober from addiction, but it was not long after my exposure to them that I realized they were really a profound program for character and spiritual growth that would benefit anyone, especially because we all have some issues and character flaws that we would benefit from addressing.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Why would a seriously committed Christian write a book about the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous as a means of spiritual growth for Christians? To answer this I must tell you a little of my own personal story. When I was a very small boy I didn’t think my father loved me-at least he could not love me in a way I was able to understand.

Keith sees a simple yet profoundly powerful spiritual model hidden within the Twelve Steps

Keith sees a simple yet profoundly powerful spiritual model hidden within the Twelve Steps. For him, after studying the Bible for years, there is no question that the Higher Power of the Twelve Steps is the same God revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He takes the reader inside the spiritual process of each step to experience this healing, growing way of surrendering oneself to a Higher Power – for Christians, the God of Jesus Christ.

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A good friend and Christian life coach and I were talking and he mentioned the book A Hunger for Healing was packed with insights and that I should read it. Most of the time when people make a recommendation for a book to read i. . Most of the time when people make a recommendation for a book to read it takes me a while to get to it – this was no exception. It’s been said that the church is the only army that shoots it’s wounded.

Millions have found the Twelve-Step path to sanity, serenity, service and healthy interaction with God and others. Keith Miller shows that the Twelve Steps are built on solid biblical principles and shows how Christians can bring these proven and powerful spiritual principles into their lives.
SoSok
It is a great book for someone who wants to better understand the 12 steps of AA but simply for life. Even for an alcoholic or other addictions it offers more information to help with clarity. I've bought several copies and continue to give them away.
Malodred
Good information here.
INwhite
Excellent
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To break Sin's shackles, Keith Miller proposes an adaptation of the 12-Step program developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. He does this most clearly in A Hunger for Healing: The Twelve Steps As a Classic Model for Christian Spiritual Growth (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, c. 1991), his sequel to Hope in the Fast Lane. He considers this 12 Step approach fresh and unique, especially in its spiritual sequence: rather than heeding to an authoritative message one begins by dealing honestly with one's illness.
The 12 Steps begin without clear Christian affirmations, just a willingness to trust some "Higher Power" of some sort. Yet along the way, Miller argues, those in the program almost always encounter the God preeminently revealed in Jesus Christ. Having listened to lots of folks tell their stories, he says "we hear how they learned to move from trusting vaguely in a Higher Power of some kind to beginning to invite the loving spirit of God into the deepest, most confused, most fearful, most painful, and most practical areas of their lives. The change has usually taken place in a way that was personal rather than propositional. This was not the truth about God they were learning but the Presence of God with which they were inter¬acting. This sense of the presence of God changed the whole atmosphere in their lives--from despair to enthusiastic hope" (p. 180).
Some advocates of the 12 Step programs, anxious to eliminate any specifically theistic dimen¬sion to the program, would reject this notion--indeed there are 12 Step groups which deliberately delete religious terminology from their program. But Miller believes there's something deeply spiritual about diligently following the steps, something which leads one to get acquainted with a "Person" rather than a nebulous "Higher Power." That's because "Spiritual has more to do with how much one is in touch with reality--one's own reality and feelings, the reality of other people, and ultimate reality, which is God and his will" (p. 6). For in all addictions, "As Alcoholics Anonymous (the Big Book) puts it, 'Selfishness--self-centeredness: that, we think, is the root of our troubles." And to get well, 'First of all we had to quit playing God'" (p.8).
A Hunger for Healing carefully follows AA's 12 Steps, a chapter at a time, supplying biblical references to support the spiritual dimensions of the process. "The Twelve Steps of Sinners Anonymous" declare:
1. We admitted we were powerless over our Sin--that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and ourselves over to the care of God as we understood him.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and, when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for
knowledge of his will for us and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
I was struck, reading these 12 Steps, as well as Miller's discussions, by the many similarities between his discoveries and the message of "entire sanctification" as shaped by the Wesleyan tradition. Such points of contact include: the definition of "Sin," singular, as a self-centered condition; the need for entire consecration; the importance of restitution; the necessity of continual self-scrutiny; the power of prayer. These suggest to me that the realities of life uncovered by addicts of various sorts square with that dis¬cerned in Scrip¬ture and Tradition. Though we must not make Keith Miller an advocate of Wesleyan-style scriptural holiness, his analysis of Sin and his adaptation of the 12 Step approach to addiction, might provide us in the holiness tradition both an illustration of its enduring worth and perhaps some fresh ways to ex¬plain it to our generation. Miller's confes¬sions, as well as illustrations drawn from other sources, make the book eminently readable practical.
A Hunger for Healing: The Twelve Steps As A Classic Model For Christian Spiritual Growth ebook
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Keith Miller
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