Download e-book for iPad: Alcohol and the Church: Developing an Effective Ministry by Margaret A. Fuad

By Margaret A. Fuad

This booklet, by way of the editor of the Presbyterian Alcohol community information , discusses the function of the church in addressing America's #1 drug challenge: alcohol. She recapitulates what the Bible says approximately ingesting, noting suitable similarities and adjustments among biblical and modern societies. She additionally discusses spirituality and alcohol, issues touching on own use or nonuse of alcohol, and the way to satisfy the necessity. An appendix features a study/syllabus and diverse lists of assets. church buildings and different teams focused on alcohol expertise will locate those lists beneficial. hugely advised for public libraries.-- saysThe Library magazine. provides the bookstall magazine: "Does the church have a accountability to assist these hooked on alcohol? Does the church have the assets to deal successfully with America's plague of alcoholism? Fuad first solutions 'yes' to either questions, then proposes a realistic plan of assault, manageable for people, person church buildings, teams of church buildings, or even denominations. "Fuad's ebook is one of the most sensible therapy so far of the topic of alcoholism from a solidly biblical viewpoint. She sincerely asserts that the basis challenge is non secular and that alcohol abuse needs to be handled from a non secular standpoint if any lasting swap is to be complete. "She is also transparent in contending that the church has been lax in facing this nationwide plague. even if, she hopes that the present scenario can swap, and she or he even sees the start indicators of the sort of switch. "One of this book's specified gains is a considerate, scholarly exam of the Hebrew and Greek phrases for 'wine' and 'strong drink' present in either Testaments. the aim of this dialogue is to figure out the biblical view of alcoholic drinks. Fuad concludes that although the Bible it sounds as if condones ingesting sparsely, it does not resolution all of the questions surrounding the character of the alcohol challenge in ultra-modern society. To fill the distance, Fuad discusses elements that are meant to govern all Christian behavior--love for God, others, and self. "Another not-so-unique, yet tremendous worthwhile, dialogue facilities at the distinction bwtween alcohol abuse and alcoholism. however the maximum contribution of this paintings is its multidue of useful feedback for church buildings eager to support their members--and clergy--deal with this devastating challenge. it is going to additionally turn out worthy to somebody considering the ingesting behavior of a loved one or friend."

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