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  • 11/2021
  • 9781087958088
  • 322 pages
  • $42.99
Heather Phipps
Author, Contributor
Rebuilt Recovery Complete Series Books 1-4

Adult; Other Nonfiction; (Market)

Rebuilt Recovery is a tool to guide you along a journey with God to healing from addiction, depression, anxiety, abuse, loss, trauma, and any life issues. It is not a 12-step program, rather Christian discipleship disguised as recovery. Rebuilt helps change your thinking to line up with the "mind of Christ." using the put off's and put on's in scripture. You must first tear down the walls, lies, and sin, and then surrender it all to God so He can rebuild you into a new and healed creation in Him. It is only a relationship with the Lord that brings complete healing. Therefore, this book is intended to be a guide through God's word to lead the reader in His plan for healing. It is the picture of joining your hand and God's hand as He walks you through a journey to full recovery.
Reviews
Presenting Christian discipleship as essential to recovery from trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, and a host of other common mental and emotional issues, Phipps’s Rebuilt Recovery urges readers toward “complete” healing that encompasses the physical, mental, and spiritual, all “in a cooperative effort with the Lord.” Crucial to her program is the love of God, love of others, and love of the self in Christ, but not a “worldly” love—instead, she calls for a “sacrificial” love, “defined by respect and admiration.” True healing, she argues, comes only after discovering the root of the “problematic thinking” and replacing it with “God’s unshakable and unchanging truth.” To that end, the four books included in Rebuilt Recovery present, in clear language and with many practical tools and strategies, a path toward surrender to God and find peace.

Phipps’s strategies include catchy, comforting advice like how to “Stop, Drop, and Roll” to replace “wrong thinking with God’s Truth,” or training one’s self to relax safely, treating this as a “preemptive, routine practice” like exercise. Sets of questions focus the somewhat sprawling material on the individual needs of the reader, while verses from scripture and Phipps’s reminders that “complete healing does not mean that you will never experience difficult emotions or temptations” keep it all inviting. That’s also true of the many encouraging essays in the end matter, which find Phipps addressing questions of who decides an individual’s worth, how to face regret, and how to understand the sources of feelings.

The book’s main draw, though, is Phipps’s thoughtful, thorough, empathetic laying out of techniques, insights, and inspiration. Rebuilt Recovery presents healing as an ongoing process, one that demands serious self examination, understanding toxic behaviors and unhealthy relationships, and learning to forgive and accept forgiveness. Phipps never over-promises or advocates an easy fix, and she takes care to advise readers not to attempt to diagnose themselves or others. Instead, she offers believers a clearly defined, always inviting path.

Takeaway: This Christian guide to recovery from trauma, addiction, and other issues is encouraging and user-focused.

Great for fans of: Kathryn Greene-McCreight’s Darkness Is My Only Companion, J. Keith Miller’s A Hunger for Healing.

Production grades
Cover: B+
Design and typography: A
Illustrations: N/A
Editing: A
Marketing copy: A

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 11/2021
  • 9781087958088
  • 322 pages
  • $42.99

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