Thursday, November 30, 2017

A Catholic Journey Through the Twelve Steps and the Sacrements

Two reviews about this informative new book are posted below.
Although Matt Talbot is not mentioned, Matt did use the sacraments and the yet to be written twelve steps as part of his recovery journey.

The Twelve Steps and the Sacraments: A Catholic Journey Through Recovery  
by Scott Weeman
November 10, 2017

"The Twelve Steps and the Sacraments outlines in a penetrating way the essential relationship between the beauty of each step and the specific sacramental reality that can link that step to a deepening relationship with Jesus Christ."
 --From the foreword by Most Rev. Robert W. McElroy, Bishop of San Diego
"In the eight decades since their initial formulation by a handful of alcoholics with the help of a few clergymen, the Twelve Steps have aided countless numbers of women and men with various addictions overcome their unhealthy attachments and go on to lead happy, healthy, and productive lives in their homes, in society and in their places of worship. In The Twelve Steps and the Sacraments, Scott Weeman shares his own personal story of recovery and the stories of other recovering addicts to help us get a clear picture of the Twelve Steps and how they relate to the sacraments Christ established and left to his people for our sanctification. Whether you or someone you know is in recovery (or ought to be), whether you are a Catholic or not, this book will help you understand the sacraments in light of the Twelve Steps. More importantly, Weeman will help you see the Twelve Steps more clearly in the Light of Christ."
--Marcus Grodi, Founder and president of The Coming Home Network International