Gerri Harvill and Stan Norman’s Newly Released “Recovering from Church and Discovering Jesus: A Twelve-Step Program” is a Powerful Guide for the Dogma-taxed Spirit

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“Recovering from Church and Discovering Jesus: A Twelve-Step Program” from Christian Faith Publishing authors Gerri Harvill and Stan Norman is a prescient guide for the “spiritual but not religious,” those on a journey recovering from the institutional church in an effort to heal their spirit and replenish their faith by rediscovering the real Jesus buried beneath the rules and rituals; the authors now embolden the reader to follow in Christ’s footsteps and challenge the dogma of the day as he did in his.

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“Recovering from Church and Discovering Jesus: A Twelve-Step Program”: a dynamic survival manual for spiritual recovery. “Recovering from Church and Discovering Jesus: A Twelve-Step Program” is the creation of published authors Gerri Harvill, a United Methodist licensed pastor and former manufacturing project manager, and Stan Norman, an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and retired US Coast Guard officer; both are professional clergy and co-leaders of their “follow - a community” faith group.

Harvill shares her side of the story, “I had found the ‘church,’ and myself, to be addicted to rules, rituals, and traditions. I was drowning in them, in fact. Unspoken rules that excluded others, the very others that Jesus included. Unexplained rituals that had come to have little or no meaning other than ‘We’ve always done it that way.’ Traditions that were . . . well, just that, traditions that seemed to satisfy the sentimental ‘Hallmark’ culture rather than provide avenues for transforming culture or making disciples of Jesus. As I pondered this ‘once and done’ Sunday morning worship that was passing as a spiritual life centered on Jesus, I came to see that what I was doing on Sunday morning was ‘playing church’ and that the community around me was also engaged in this production.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Gerri Harvill and Stan Norman’s new book is an empowering journey for those who are done with organized religion but not done with God and are unsure whether it is even possible to break away without falling into apostasy.

The recovery of the spirit from an unhealthy attachment to manmade regulations is a serious matter, and the authors meet this need head-on with an effective blueprint for remaining loyal to the body of Christ and a strategy based on the Alcoholics Anonymous famous twelve-step program.

View a synopsis of “Recovering from Church and Discovering Jesus: A Twelve-Step Program” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Recovering from Church and Discovering Jesus: A Twelve-Step Program” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Recovering from Church and Discovering Jesus: A Twelve-Step Program”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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