By Dan Ballinger,Lee S. Gus
The writer makes an attempt to mix the real openness and self-revealing vulnerability of the AA neighborhood with the stupendous gospel claims of God's own and worldwide reward of everlasting existence with him. this mix of robust, functional deliverance from addition, and the promise of God's unconditional grace-love, echoes in either one of those modern ancient phenomena--the old personality of the Gospel's profitable becoming a member of of God with us in our discomfort international. From step one to the final, the AA software and the Christian Gospel have produced bona fide facts that any one who seeks God and his correct personality will locate it, and with it a brand new brain, a brand new God, and a brand new lasting existence desire, that's, an everlasting "spiritual awakening."
"A Heavenly Echo is inventive, insightful, and interesting. Written through a professional pastoral counselor with a present for theological mirrored image, the writer perspectives twelve-step courses during the lenses of Christianity, noting how they seize the essence of what it potential to give up to God. all through, he stocks intimate information of his personal trip, and the way operating the twelve steps proved principal to his personal-spiritual improvement. this can be a robust booklet. really worth reading."
--Clinton W. McLemore, writer; medical Psychologist; Former Professor on the Graduate tuition of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary
"Ballinger writes with ardour and compassion. He writes as one that has been there, either as a pastoral caregiver and as a fellow struggler, and makes willing observations and provocative insights on dependancy, human nature, and 'our times.' He reminds us of the Christian roots of the twelve-step software, and by means of drawing on those roots, he clarifies and enriches the which means of every step. His research may be particularly important for evangelical Christians who want therapy, yet were wary approximately looking aid from a twelve-step program."
--Scott Sullender, writer; Professor of Pastoral Counseling (retired), San Francisco Theological Seminary
Dan Ballinger is a retired Christian Church (Independent) pastor and presently volunteers as a counselor to missionaries at Frontier Ventures (formerly the U.S. middle for international undertaking, Dr. Ralph wintry weather, founder). He has been an occasional speaker at Frontier enterprise employees conferences during the last decade. Dan has a BA from desire overseas collage, a MA from japanese New Mexico collage, and is a Fellow/retired with the yank organization of Pastoral Counselors. Dan and his spouse of fifty-nine years, Norma, stay in Seal seashore, California, the place he serves as an affiliate Pastor for the meeting of God.
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A Heavenly Echo: The Twelve Steps in Christian Reflection by Dan Ballinger,Lee S. Gus