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Publisher's Summary

Alcoholism - Divorce - Sexual Abuse - Codependency - Domestic Violence - Drug Addition - Sexual Addiction

These words are about more than "issues". They're about people who sit as close to us as the next pew - or our own. People struggling with problems that sermons or Bible studies alone won't solve. But there is a way the church can help the hurting move beyond their wounds to experience the healing and liberty of Christ.

Celebrate Recovery fills a long-standing need in the church in its role as Christ's healing agent. Developed by John Baker and Rick Warren of the renowned Saddleback Church, this program's life-changing effectiveness has gained it an explosive, grass-roots popularity. Drawn from the Beatitudes, Celebrate Recovery helps people resolve painful problems in the context of the church as a whole. Rather than setting up an isolated recovery community, it helps participants and their churches come together and discover new levels of care, acceptance, trust, and grace.

Whether your congregation is large or small, this 25-session fellowship-based curriculum truly will be a celebration of Christ in the life of your church and its members. A proven, groundbreaking program, painstakingly and prayerfully developed to help people discover new dignity, strength, joy, and growth in the image of Christ.

©2005 John Baker (P)2009 Zondervan

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  • Don
  • 15-05-2012

LIFE CHANGING. WHEN EVERYTHING YOU TRIED DIDN'T WK

Where does Celebrate Recovery rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

For personal Growth. Nothing better. Except maybe the Bible

What did you like best about this story?

It gave me the private abiltiy to evaluate where I am in life and how I got here and why I have had so much trouble changing

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

...FINISH STRONG

Any additional comments?

I think anyone who has over and over wanted a new beginning but just kept ending up in the same old place would be unfair to themselves not to LISTEN, not just hear this book.

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  • E Wright
  • 23-08-2010

Awesome, just awesome!

Love this program, and you get to listen to the live sermons this book was written from. FANTASTIC!!!

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  • Ami M.
  • 11-12-2013

NOT the books - 90s sermons from Rick Warren

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This audio is VERY misleading. The content is actually sermons (messages) given by Rick Warren at Saddleback Church from (based on pop culture references he makes) sounds like they're from early 90s. Also intersperced in the audio are multiple testimonies from individuals attending Saddleback's Celebrate Recovery program. While appreciate testimonies, there are so many they this entire thing sounds like an advertisement to join Celebrate Recovery.
I was really hoping this audio was actually an audiobook of the four booklets written by Baker for CR. It is not. Do NOT spend your money or credits on this if you were actually looking for a book.

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  • Les
  • 14-09-2016

Not the book at all

It it wasn't going to be an audio book they shouldn't call it that . It was sermons or something put together which you can see on you tube very unhappy that something very recognized would do something so halfheartedly

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  • Patrick J. Mack
  • 20-05-2019

Not the Celebrate Recovery main book.

Although the publisher summary describes this as "this 25-session fellowship-based curriculum", it is not. Instead, this is a 9 sermon series preached by Rick Warren based on the material of Celebrate Recovery. Despite the usefulness of the sermon series, it was not what I was expected based on how this audio book is portrayed.

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  • Sal Mazzella
  • 03-10-2014

Great Life Lesson

Would you consider the audio edition of Celebrate Recovery to be better than the print version?

I like the audio version since I can listen to it while I drive

Any additional comments?

It is a great book to have.

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  • Jean Paul H Betancourt H
  • 01-02-2017

healing book<br />

liked the content but didn't expected to be a recording of a cult that was a let down

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  • Francis
  • 23-02-2012

Did not find it very thoughtful

What disappointed you about Celebrate Recovery?

A collection of recovery slogans I have hear many times before

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What character would you cut from Celebrate Recovery?

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  • Corrie
  • 16-11-2019

love it

Love this!! This is where the healing begins. God shows up every time. Follow the steps

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  • Julia A Williams
  • 17-05-2019

My best audible so far.

I really enjoyed this audible. I’ve listened to it twice and plan to listen over and over. It’s a beautiful discovery of healing and restoration.

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