Longwood, FL (PRWEB) August 03, 2011
When author Pierre Leroux decided to quit using alcohol and drugs almost 30 years ago, he had no idea the path he was heading down would lead to the healing of his mind, soul, and spirit. Early in recovery, he was filled with the desire to help others find freedom from their addictions—thus, he penned Immanuel (God with Us) in Recovery ($15.99, paperback, 978-1-61379-380-0; $25.99, hardcover, 978-1-61379-381-7; $7.99, eBook, 978-1-61379-423-4). This new Xulon Press title is the result of many years of personal and communal experiences; it is an inspiring Christ-centered 12-step guide to recovery that will help those suffering from addiction gain hope and direction in their lives.
“For the Christians in recovery my hope is they would grow in their understanding of the 12 steps,” the author says. “For the non-Christians in recovery who were drawn to this book, my prayer is they discover Jesus Christ as their higher power. For the church and significant others who are related to the addicted person, I hope they gain a better awareness and understanding of the recovery process and hopefully tools they can use to grow in their walk with Christ.”
Leroux, an ordained minister, holds a certification as an addiction counselor with the Canadian Council of Professional Certification. He has worked with people who struggle with addictions for almost 28 years, and he says, “I’ve been through both secular and Christian recovery programs and have taken what worked for me and others and discarded what didn’t. What’s left is a treatment and recovery program based on solid practices. My prayer is that you’ll see yourself or a loved one in these pages and find the help you need to break free.”
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Immanuel (God with Us) in Recovery through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.