Another great book by Edward Welch. He is member of CCEF, the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation.
I am currently reading this book with the hopes of sharing some of it's helpful & insightful truths at a local jail. Other books and programs have been considered, however, this one came highly recommended as one which is very Christ-centered. As with other helpful books from CCEF such as How People Change, Instruments in the Redeemers Hands, and more, this book reaches deeply into the powerful truths of the gospel to apply them to many of life's struggles and issues.
"When you look at it closely, drunkenness is a lordship problem. Who is your master, God or your desires? Do you desire God above all else, or do you desire something in creation more than you desire the Creator? At root, drunkards are worshipping another god - alcohol. Drunkenness violates the command "You shall have no other gods before me."
"This alcohol worship is actually a form of self-worship."
(Addictions Pg. 23)
This book, as well as the others from CCEF, wields the powerful Scriptures effectively against the enemies of addictions, self-worship, and God-lessness. I know that, according to Scripture, God's word never goes forth in vain but always accomplishes that which He intended it to. Because of this Scriptural principle I believe time will prove these books from CCEF to be tremendously effective weapons in the war against sin.