From Brokenness and Addiction to Blessedness and Community

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Aaron White
Pastoring for Life: Theological Wisdom for Ministering Well
  • Ada, MI: 
    Baker Academic
    , September
     208 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


This book provides a theologically rich commentary on the challenge of addiction and the long road to recovery. Written by a minister with extensive experience working with people who struggle with addictions, this book helps pastors understand the roots and realities of our universal human struggle with addictions and attachments while showing that together we have great hope for freedom, wholeness, and recovery. Readers will learn how to create and foster a Beatitude Community, the kind of environment Jesus prescribed for his people, to help addicts and those who love them heal from brokenness. Foreword by Bob Ekblad. |

About the Series |

Pastors are called to help people navigate the profound mysteries of being human, from birth to death and everything in between. This series, edited by leading pastoral theologian Jason Byassee, provides pastors and pastors-in-training with rich theological reflection on the various seasons that make up a human life, helping them minister with greater wisdom and joy.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Aaron White (MTS, Tyndale Seminary) lives and ministers in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, one of the most destitute areas in North America. He serves as the Vancouver representative for the International Association for Refugees and as national leader of 24-7 Prayer Canada. He previously worked with the Salvation Army for over twenty years.


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