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May I introduce, The Road to Hope: Responding to the Crisis of Addiction.
Popping in on this twenty-eighth day of February (coincidentally, my half-birthday) to share news that The Road to Hope: Responding to the Crisis of Addiction is now available for pre-order at Amazon, Our Sunday Visitor, Cokesbury, and elsewhere, with more options to come.
Here’s what our advance readers have been saying:
The Road to Hope: Responding to the Crisis of Addiction is an indispensable exploration of the tools available to the Church in overcoming one of the gravest struggles facing our contemporary society. Erasing the stigma associated with the “otherness” of those suffering with addiction is key to pursuing the unity of the Body of Christ and this work undertakes that task in a powerfully holistic way. The oscillation between scripture, Catholic Social Teaching, personal narrative, and clinical research fills a distinct need amidst approaches that view addiction in either purely secular terms or purely spiritual ones. The theological care exhibited by Douglas and Schlegel exudes solutions while simultaneously elevating the centrality of the human dignity of those impacted by addiction. As our communities look to be made whole again, this is an exceptional resource for hope.
- Marty Tomszak, Professor of Theology, Valparaiso University and author of Political Theology Based in Community: Dorothy Day, The Catholic Worker Movement, and Overcoming Otherness
This book provides a much-needed perspective on addiction and healing from a Catholic worldview. The Road to Hope challenges the many misconceptions and the stigma surrounding addictions through real-life stories, Church teaching, and a compassionate tone. A must read for anyone seeking to better understand the cycle of addiction from a Catholic worldview.
- Julia Hogan-Werner, licensed therapist and author
In “The Road to Hope,” Keaton Douglas provides a framework for understanding the reality of addiction and the path to recovery. She does not presume easy solutions. With confidence grounded in personal experience, Keaton shares with us that through education, professional resources, and prayer we can help lift people from darkness to light. Catholic teaching affirms the God-given dignity of every person; therapeutic research and practice makes clear that recovery is possible. Bringing these truths together, we find hope for those embroiled in addiction and for their loved ones. … It is likely that most of us know someone who will be helped by this book which assures us that that addiction does not have to have the final word, that there is a road to hope.
- Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston
If you are able to pre-order the book (perhaps a copy for yourself, your pastor, your school principal, a friend?), please drop me a line here or via email and let me know. Keaton and I are hard at work lining up promotions and we’re grateful for anything folks can do to help us get the word out.
Until next week,
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