Recovery Ministry

Church Ministry Resources to Help Hurting People

Celebrate Recovery Resources

  1. NIV Celebrate Recovery Study Bible, Comfort Print, softcoverThis product is part of our current Cyber Monday promotion
    Zondervan Bibles / 2021 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Celebrate Recovery: The Journey Continues Participant's Guide Set Volumes 5-8: A Recovery Program Based on Eight Principles from the Beatitudes
    John Baker, Johnny Baker
    HarperChristian Resources / 2021 / Other
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  3. Celebrate Recovery Participant Guide Set (Volumes 5-8)
    John Baker
    HarperChristian Resources / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Celebrate Recovery 365 Daily Devotional: Healing from Hurts, Habits, and Hang-Ups
    John Baker, Johnny Baker, Mac Owen
    Zondervan Gift Books / 2021 / Hardcover
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A Roadmap to Start a Recovery Ministry

You want to have vibrant and healthy relationships with those who struggle with addiction in your church and community. But you find yourself wondering how to meet their needs in a wise, helpful and God-honoring way.

The Recovery-Minded Church addresses the pressing questions you are facing in ministering to those with addictions. Here you will discover a clinically informed, biblical and theological framework to love the addicts in your midst and also practical tools to help you succeed in doing so, including discussion questions after each chapter for use in small group settings.

God desires to welcome his prodigal children with open arms and a spirit of celebration. We need to reflect this same kind of grace and mercy in our ministry to those with addictions, to move our churches from being recovery-resistant to recovery-minded.

Life Recovery Resources

Daily Hope and Inspiration from the Bible for Recovery from Addictions, Compulsions, and Persistent Hang-Ups.

Life Recovery is not just a way of life; it's the path to the richest life possible. We are all fellow strugglers together as we battle addictions, dependencies, anxieties, depression, or difficult relationships that need healing. Each one of us faces our own unique battle. Be free from what imprisons you. Each day, this devotional will prompt you to look to God for strength when you are weak—for hope when everything appears hopeless. 352 pages, softcover.

Recent Books on Recovery

  1. God Doesn't Waste a Hurt: A Life of Abuse to a Story of Redemption
    Gyasmin E. Matos
    WestBow Press / 2023 / Hardcover
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  2. Downstairs Church: Finding Hope in the Grit of Addiction and Trauma Recovery
    Caroline Beidler
    Morgan James Faith / 2023 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Hope in Addiction: Understanding and Helping Those Caught in Its Grip
    Andy Partington
    Moody Publishers / 2023 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Addiction & Recovery For Dummies
    Paul Ritvo
    For Dummies / 2023 / Trade Paperback
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Recovery Bibles

Booklets Addressing Addiction & Recovery

  1. When a Loved One is Addicted: How to Offer Hope and Help
    Dr. Gregory L. Jantz
    Aspire Press / 2021 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Understanding and Loving a Person with Alcohol or Drug Addiction
    Stephen Arterburn, David Stoop
    David C Cook / 2018 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Pornography: Slaying the Dragon
    David Powlison
    P & R Publishing / 1999 / Trade Paperback
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  4. The Porn Problem
    Vaughan Roberts
    Good Book Company / 2018 / Trade Paperback
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Recovery Ministry Curriculum Kits

  1. Celebrate Recovery Updated Curriculum Kit: A Program for Implementing a Christ-Centered Recovery Ministry in Your Church
    John Baker
    HarperChristian Resources / 2021 / Other, N/A
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  2. How People Change Seminar DVD
    Timothy S. Lane, Paul David Tripp
    New Growth Press / 2010 / DVD
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  1. Hope for the Heart


Using the language and stories of former drug addicts and alcoholics transformed by Jesus Christ, Don Wilkerson makes a contrast between the drinking "high" of drugs and the experience with the Most High God.

Don Writes, "Using Apostle Paul's admonition to not be drunk with wine wherein is "excess" but be "filled with the Spirit" (Ephesians 5:18) I make a similar contrast between joy in the Lord and the false euphoria of the life of the addict on drugs. There is also possible scientific evidence that if the brain waves of someone on cocaine were compared with someone joyful in the Lord the latter would show a "peace that passes all understanding."

Wilkerson shares 12 chapters based on the real-life experiences of addicts finding supernatural answers to their addiction; these stories are sometimes humorous but nevertheless real. It is hopeful you will finding the reading of this book a joyful experience. There is an important message in this book for those needing freedom from addiction as well an encouragement for those in recovery. Read this then share with some else and spread joy where needed.


  1. Eating Disorders: The Quest for Thinness
    Edward T. Welch
    New Growth Press / 2008 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Anorexia & Bulimia: Control That Is Out of Control [Hope For The Heart Series]
    June Hunt
    Aspire Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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  3. The Wisdom of Your Body: Embodiment as the Road to Healing, Wholeness, and Connection
    Hillary L. McBride PhD
    Brazos Press / 2021 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Table for Two: Biblical Counsel for Eating Disorders
    David Dunham, Krista Dunham
    New Growth Press / 2020 / Trade Paperback
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Loving Someone Struggling with Addiction

  1. God Saved Me for a Reason: The Story of a Modern-Day Prodigal and His Journey Through Addiction, Recovery, and Redemption
    George Snodgrass
    WestBow Press / 2020 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addition
    David Sheff
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2009 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Understanding and Loving a Person with Alcohol or Drug Addiction
    Stephen Arterburn, David Stoop
    David C Cook / 2018 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Understanding and Counseling Persons with Alcohol, Drug and Behavioral Addictions

Recovery Testimonies

  1. Addicted to God and Recovery
    Steven W. Murphy LCDC Aadc
    WestBow Press / 2023 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Boastfully Broken: A Christian Drug Addict's Fight for Freedom
    Blake Rispens
    WestBow Press / 2022 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Relentless Courage of a Scared Child: How Persistence, Grit, and Faith Created a Reluctant Healer
    Tana Amen
    Thomas Nelson / 2022 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Putting out the Fire: A Personal Journey from Bondage to Sexual Freedom
    Joe Walker
    WestBow Press / 2022 / Trade Paperback
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