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Product Details

  • Paperback: 107 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (August 26, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 059528888X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595288885
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #271,273 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Kecia C. Sims is a gifted writer. She is a licensed minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. and a member of Covenant Worship Center, in Berkeley, CA. Kecia is an Evangelist, who ministers by the power of the Holy Spirit to proclaim healing, deliverance, and victorious living.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Joseph on October 23, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This Christian author shared with her readers some very personal experiences. While reading this book, I was reminded that we don't always know how much we may have in common with others. In this book you will understand how easy it is to become a co-dependent of a loved one who is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. This book chronicles the pain and suffering, and the burdens that the addicted place on their loved ones. This book reveals the highs and lows, the love and hate, and the hopes and fears experienced in a co-dependent relationship.
Many families experience co-dependency and this book tells us we are not alone. Ms. Sims reveals that no matter how saved you are, no matter how much you pray for intervention on behalf of family who struggle with drug addition, sooner or later you will have to realize that the one whose afflicted has to want to be delivered and freed from that addiction. One of the greatest messages in the book is that sometimes the person who needs the healing most will get it last. The book covers a lot of ground, and offers a lot of encouragement for the co-dependent family. I recommend this book to those who are addicted too; so that they can understand the pain and heartache their loved ones feel watching them destroy their lives.
This book is a very good read, and the author even shares some of her favorite Bible scriptures and intercessory prayers with her audience.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Sasha's owner on September 22, 2003
Format: Paperback
This booked is written for the Christian reader and although I do not hold any strong religious beliefs other than following the golden rule and making sure my bed is made every day, I did find this book captivating. There are enough bible quotes and biblical associations to keep the devout reader happy and enough intelligent writing and autobiographical details to keep the layperson interested. Following the author though her struggle with addiction in her marriage is as heart wrenching as it compelling. By detailing her most inner thoughts and experiences, the author takes us on a harrowing journey through a marriage torn by drug addiction, mental and physical abuse and deceit. It is a long and painful contest that she and many others have been forced to endure. Her eventual triumph over these issues is a testament both to the author's strength and her devotion to her values. The author's success, words of advice and hope are an inspiration to everyone.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 6, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Ms. Sims writes in a deeply personal way allowing the reader not only to connect with her story, but also with one's own emotions. This is a book about survival, hope, and forgiveness. The topic is difficult, and the author is not sentimental. There are moments in the narrative when it is so shocking the depth of Ms. Sims honesty and courage shine through in an ultimately pleasurable way for her readers. This is a book to inspire anyone working though difficult family issues around drugs and co-dependency. I highly recommend this book. It will leave you feeling renewed and empowered.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 7, 2004
Format: Hardcover
A well needed book for the Christian community and addresses REAL LIFE issues (drug addiction, marriage and family matters). An eye opener to the issues that christian families face when a loved one is addicted to drugs. A must read for all christian families.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Abby on May 27, 2013
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It's a good read. It's helping me to understand a tough time in my life right now. It helps me to pray and hope for tomorrow.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lora Liles on April 2, 2013
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It is very well written and insightful. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone struggling with a family member's addiction.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Donald McCuen on February 23, 2013
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The first two chapter were very good explaining addiction, but then it became too "God dependent'. God does play a very significant part in the recovery of the addict and the lives of friends and family of the addict. But I think the book dwells on that and does not talk much at all about other recovery areas. I have not read the other books, but am anxious to get started on Everything Changes.
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