Alcohol and the Church: Developing an Effective Ministry by Margaret A. Fuad

By Margaret A. Fuad

This e-book, through the editor of the Presbyterian Alcohol community information , discusses the position of the church in addressing America's no 1 drug challenge: alcohol. She recapitulates what the Bible says approximately ingesting, noting suitable similarities and variations 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 encompasses a study/syllabus and numerous lists of assets. church buildings and different teams enthusiastic about alcohol expertise will locate those lists important. hugely instructed for public libraries.-- saysThe Library magazine. provides the book shop 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 e-book is without doubt one of the top therapy so far of the topic of alcoholism from a solidly biblical standpoint. She essentially asserts that the basis challenge is non secular and that alcohol abuse has to be handled from a non secular standpoint if any lasting switch is to be entire. "She is also transparent in contending that the church has been lax in facing this nationwide plague. even though, she hopes that the present scenario can swap, and he or she even sees the start indicators of this kind of switch. "One of this book's precise positive aspects 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 even though the Bible it appears condones consuming carefully, it does not resolution the entire questions surrounding the character of the alcohol challenge in modern-day society. To fill the distance, Fuad discusses components that are supposed to govern all Christian behavior--love for God, others, and self. "Another not-so-unique, yet super worthwhile, dialogue facilities at the distinction bwtween alcohol abuse and alcoholism. however the maximum contribution of this paintings is its multidue of functional feedback for church buildings desirous to support their members--and clergy--deal with this devastating challenge. it's going to additionally end up important to a person fascinated by the consuming behavior of a loved one or friend."

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