In her groundbreaking new release, “True Stories of People in Recovery: Finding Healing from Hurts, Addictions, and Compulsive Behaviors,” author Shirley Luckadoo, EdD, MDiv, invites readers on a transformative journey towards hope, redemption, and spiritual healing.
Scientific studies have long attested to the profound impact that faith can have on addiction prevention and recovery. Now, through these powerful personal testimonies, Luckadoo passionately showcases the “faith factor” as a force of unwavering strength in the lives of those battling against the grips of addiction.
As the ministry leader of Trading Ford Baptist Church’s Celebrate Recovery ministry in Salisbury, NC, for over seventeen years, Luckadoo has witnessed firsthand the incredible transformations that testimonies can ignite. In this brilliant compilation, she presents the remarkable accounts of thirteen individuals who have triumphed over their addictions and compulsive behaviors through the unwavering power of Jesus Christ.
But this book is more than just a collection of stories. It serves as a beacon of hope, encouraging readers to find solace and inspiration within the experiences of these courageous individuals. With eloquence and heartfelt emotion, Luckadoo invites readers to follow in the footsteps of these brave souls and embark on their own personal journeys of recovery.
Luckadoo’s commitment to making a tangible difference extends beyond the pages of her book. She pledges to utilize potential profits to fund Kings Haven Ministries, Inc., a visionary initiative aimed at opening a transition house for men emerging from treatment centers, as well as a facility for women and children seeking refuge after undergoing treatment.
True Stories of People in Recovery is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the transformative power of faith. With every turn of the page, readers will be captivated by the raw and poignant narratives that illuminate the path to healing, redemption, and a brighter future.
Shirley Luckadoo’s, “True Stories of People in Recovery” is rated 5 stars by those who purchased and reviewed the book. Here’s what just a couple of the reviewers have said:
No one is too far down to be rescued by Jesus
Enjoyed the storytelling in the book. I felt like I was part of the story and a witness to the Transforming Power of God! It caused me to rejoice and tell others that our lives matter to the King of Kings!
True Stories of the power of God
“Coming from a background of addiction, as I read through these testimonies, I could completely relate. I love the truth, the honesty, and the raw details of what it is truly like to be lost in the dark pit of addiction … There are so many self-help books out there on addiction, alcoholism, over eating, etc. But those are self-help books. Never have I been able to come out of addiction through “self-help”. It truly takes the miraculous transforming power of God to heal you from the brokeness in your soul that leads each person to their addiction. Reading each of these testimonies reminded me of the goodness of God, and how only through His power can we become a new creation in Christ … If you are struggling an addiction, or if you are in recovery, I urge you to read this book … What a surreal and fantastic book!”
About the author
Shirley Luckadoo, EdD, MDiv, retired from a community college vice presidency to serve as the ministry director of Celebrate Recovery at Trading Ford Baptist Church for the past seventeen years. The cofounder and board chair of Capstone Recovery Center, she is also the executive director of Hope House of Rowan, a transitional home for women. She has recently launched King’s Haven Ministries, Inc., to provide transitional homes for recovering substance abusers. A former pastor, teacher, and speaker, her passion is helping people find new, meaningful lives after years of hurt, addiction, or compulsive behaviors. Shirley enjoys spending time with her three sons, their wives, and her grandchildren and great-grandchild.
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