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Celebrate Recovery Updated Participants Guide Set Paperback – August 27, 2005


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Product Details

  • Series: Celebrate Recovery
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Zondervan; Revised edition (August 27, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310271339
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310271338
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #499,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John Baker developed the Celebrate Recovery ministry at Saddleback Church in 1991. He is currently serving there as pastor of Celebrate Recovery and is one of the church's five elders. SPANISH BIO: John Baker es fundador del ministerio 'Celebremos la Recuperacion', un ministerio que nacio del corazon de la iglesia Saddleback. Desde su comienzo, ha sido incorporado por 12,000 iglesias y mas de 500,000 personas han terminado el programa. John empezo sirviendo como pastor laico en Saddleback en 1991; y en el 2001, Rick Warren le pidio a John convertirse en pastor del ministerio 'Celebremos la Recuperacion'. el viaja a iglesias por todos los Estados Unidos como portavoz y entrenador de este ministerio. John y su esposa han estado casados por casi cuatro decadas y han servido juntos en el ministerio desde 1991. Ellos tienen dos hijos ya adultos.

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I would recommend this to anyone who really wants to get serious about recovery.
Kathy J. Risley
If you are honest and work through this in a small group...you can have all you need to be set free from hurts, habits, and hangups!
graceforothers
Great guide for 12 Step Recovery that is Christ-centered and leads into great group discussion.
T. Wright

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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By David B. Sable on March 28, 2009
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Most secular recovery groups such as AA, SAA, etc. pass on the working of the twelve steps through oral tradition through one's sponsor. Some groups such as SA and Celebrate Recovery formalize the process by working through the steps in workbooks. These book tag along with the twelve steps as well as something called the "eight principles". The eight principles may be useful to some but it is actually just a restatement of the twelve steps that Pastor Rick Warren used as a sermon outline. These eight principles are very loosely tied to the beautitudes.

The bottom line, is if you want to work the steps to get better, these books will do it. Nothing out there is perfect. There are some questions that are very good and others that aren't so insightful.

It is just a matter of you bringing to the table the desire and seriousness. As they say in the programs, anyone who attempts to work the twelve steps in their lives albiet not perfectly but with a good deal of seriousness, will get better.

These are not fill-in-the-blank Bible studies. These are intended for people who have every intention of doing the twelve steps - the moral inventory, reading the moral inventory to one's sponsor, the defect characters list, making amends, etc. If you don't intend to do the steps, these books are worthless.

On a final note, these are not designed to do one your own. These are intended to do with a group - most preferably with someone in the group who has gone through the 12 steps before and believe what they can accomplish. These lessons are meant to be discussed and applied in a safe environment where it is OK to share about anything.

In our Celebrate Recovery group, we have strong rules that we don't do mixed gender groups - we do men with men and women with women.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By R. Campbell on February 12, 2009
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Participant Guide One in a series of four. A great beginning to wholeness. I used this guide alone and in a small group setting and it has helped me tremendously in my journey to wholeness. I like the fact that it is Bible based and Christ Centered. The use of scripture and the relationship to the AA principles was enlightening...I wonder if AA participants realize that their program is rooted in Christianity? A great pick for those who need healing, hope, and help.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. Campbell on June 25, 2009
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The four Celebrate Recovery particpant guides are a must have if you desire healing from any hurt, habit or hangup.

The guides are designed to be used in a Step Study group. The group follows the 5 guidelines (same as the open share groups)so each step study member answers the questions without interuption. The step study members all answer the same question before they move on to the next question. In an 1.5 hour meeting, you can complete about three questions in a group of 7 people. If you meet every week, it takes about 9 months to complete all four participant guides.

If you don't have a group yet, get the participant guides anyway and start working on them. You will be blessed!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By T. Wright on March 28, 2009
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Great guide for 12 Step Recovery that is Christ-centered and leads into great group discussion.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Terri W. on June 1, 2012
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This program is one of the best programs and booklets I have ever known. They definitely go through all the steps that can help you with any hurt, habit, or hang-up that you may have. Celebrate Recovery is a wonderful program . You definitely grow in Christ and learn a lot about yourself.It is a group of books that you should keep for future references.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 20, 2008
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Good tool to combine the truths of scripture with the insights of the twelve steps.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By graceforothers on July 8, 2011
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This is awesome...help us understand ourselves and how life works with God involved....This material used by God broke my chains and set me free!
If you are honest and work through this in a small group...you can have all you need to be set free from hurts, habits, and hangups!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael on January 15, 2012
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This is a very practical guide for getting your CR Leaders trained. It tells you everything you need to know. I've used it for years.

The downside to the CR Leader's guide is that it is becoming outdated. They need to publish something with newer (and more interesting) lessons - and include some guidance on how to modify the lessons appropriately for your own CR program. Also, all the stuff about signing covenants is really necessary if your have a group of leaders whose hearts are in the right place - and if you have ministry leaders who have good boundaries and who are not afraid to deal with challenges as soon as they pop up.

That said, I use my leaders guide all the time.
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