“I suppose we’re all drunk on something.”
Seth Haines was in the hospital with his wife, planning funeral songs for their not-yet two-year-old, when he made a very conscious decision: this was the last day he ever wanted to feel. So he asked his sister to smuggle in some gin, and his addiction began.
But whether or not you’ve ever had a drop to drink in your life, we’re all looking for ways to stop the pain. Like Seth, we’re all seeking balms for the anxiety of what we believe is an absent God—whether it’s through people-pleasing, shopping, the internet, food, career highs, or even good works and elite theology. We attempt to anesthetize our anxiety through addiction—any old addiction. But it often leaves us feeling even more empty than before.
In Coming Clean, Seth Haines writes rawly through the first 90 days of a work of sobriety, illuminating how to face the pain we’d rather run from, and even more importantly, how Jesus meets us there. Because it is only when we face our anxieties with the tenacity and tenderness of Christ’s passion that we truly discover that we are indeed clean, surrendered, and whole.
File Size: 499 KB
Print Length: 215 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
Publisher: Zondervan (October 27, 2015)
Publication Date: October 27, 2015
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I am a working stiff who is lucky enough to call the Ozark Mountains home. I am blessed to be the husband of Amber Haines and the father of four boys. I enjoy good sentences, good music, good food, and good fly fishing.
Here, http://sethhaines.com I pen my notions regarding faith, creativity, marriage, culture, and whatever else strikes me as word-worthy. I hope you’ll follow along.
Question or comment? You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ .
Coming Clean is a true journaling of a man who was addicted to alcohol. The book is his first 90 days of sobriety. His drinking started when their young son isn’t thriving and Seth believes he will die. He can’t face up to the pain so he hides behind the drink. The first part of his sobriety is quiet sad and he has a very hard time, but with God and facing his past he finds the help he needs.
This book isn’t full of happiness and joy, but a journey that will keep you reading to find out whaat answers Seth finally comes to.
Seth tells us that there are many ways to hide and not face the truth. Some ways may be an addiction to food, cutting or to your body. Each addiction needs for us to draw closer to God and put Him first.
Coming Clean is a very good book full of truth and insights. You are never totally alone. God is always there. Another book to recommend.
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