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  • Title: Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave: Finding Hope in the Power of the Gospel
  • Author: Edward T. Welch
  • ISBN: 9780875526065
  • Page: 449
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  1. Edward T. Welch

    Edward T Welch, M.Div Ph.D is a licensed psychologist and faculty member at the Christian Counseling Educational Foundation CCEF He has counseled for thirty years and is the best selling author of many books including When People Are Big and God Is Small Addictions A Banquet in the Grave Blame It on the Brain Depression A Stubborn Darkness Crossroads A Step by Step Guide Away from Addiction Running Scared Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest and When I Am Afraid A Step by Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety He and his wife Sheri have two daughters, two sons in law, and four grandchildren.

266 thoughts on “Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave: Finding Hope in the Power of the Gospel”

  1. Very biblical description of addictions and how they can take over a person s life The book uses the illustration of alcohol but frequently refers to other addictions making it clear that all addictions can be dealt with in the same way Practical advice pointing people to the Bible as the source of all hope in this situation Recommended.


  2. Dr Welch writes a relevant yet condescending work on addiction that is overly technical, hit and miss, and largely presumptuous Like his other popular work, When People Are Big and God Is Small, Dr Welch assumes too many motives and correlations, often whipping up pop psychology to explain away some complex issues I cringed A lot There are some bright spots Whenever Dr Welch expounds on Scripture, particularly in his exposition of sin slavery and Proverbs, he nails the root problem of addiction [...]


  3. Welch states his purpose in this book, to show how the theological riches of the Bible speak practically and meaningfully to the problem of addictions This book is extremely helpful, not only to those who self identify as addicts but for all Christians since all Christian struggle with recurring sins Welch has reflective sections at the end of each chapter one section for the addict, the other for the Christian friend of the addict Welch goes out of his way to demonstrate how the addict s friend [...]


  4. An excellent book on the topic of addiction A practical, gospel filled and pastorally sensitive book that compares the indulgence in addictions to enjoying a banquet in the grave Welch gives the ultimate reasoning for sin in that sin cannot be reasoned, it is irrational and is not supposed to make sense With this grounds, the solution Welch diverts his readers to is the to the person of Christ and message of the hope filled gospel It is to, as C.S Lewis may put it, enjoy the vacation that God gi [...]


  5. Welch s goal in writing this book was to show how the Bible speaks Practically and meaningfully to the problem of addictions In the Preface, he observed that while the book s focus is on the prototypic addictions to drugs and alcohol, the basic ideas are relevant to all kinds of sins What is it about our humanness that leaves us susceptible to being overtaken by certain desires His careful answer in Addictions A Banquet in the Grave helps the reader to see the awful truth that in some sense, we [...]


  6. This was a really easy read Welch doesn t bog you down with any big words or complicated ideas, but also doesn t dumb any of these truths down Despite its title, Addictions isn t a book just for counselors or addicts everyone can benefit from this title Every chapter I not only found myself educated on addictions and the theology that surrounds them, but I also was given a new sensitivity to my own heart and struggles.


  7. Awesome, excellent, fabulous Addiction as sin and idolatry meaning addiction is a lot prevalent Very applicable to any idolater any human Great for Christians as well Read it for school and am keeping it.


  8. Edward Welch s book is filled with many good ideas and perspectives associating addiction with sin This is definitely a book for the Christian reader who wants to know about where addiction stands in the face of the gospel I don t believe the non Christian would find this book acceptable.Welch goes into depth sometimes than necessary to bring the reader to an understanding of the gospel s theological position on the illness of addiction, deception, sin, temptation, recovery, and reconciliation [...]


  9. I struggled with this book Anyone who has experience working with addicts or personal experience as an addict would cringe at the corny examples and conversations the author used It feels as if the author did ample research but has very little personal experience and interaction This may not be the case It simply reads this way His attempts at current drug culture jargon were painfully embarrassing On the other hand, I hope anyone who doesn t have experience with addictions or addicts would NOT [...]


  10. Welch was most helpful when interacting with material from AA Throughout the book he clearly articulates the gospel in fresh ways.The book felt like it was longer than it needed to be.


  11. While this book focuses on several sins that a person could struggle with it is a good resource for all Christians.


  12. Full moons make people get weird and do crazy things I believed that and never reflected on it until I was in my twenties and something encouraged me to ask, Why in the world would that be true This book speaks directly to major issues that, similarly, most in our cultural setting just assume uncritically Even conservative and Reformed circles are little different in this regard than most of the other evangelicals and teh broader secular culture As helpful as it has been, the AA approach is not [...]


  13. Welch moves beyond the disease model of addictions alcoholism in particular because of its short sightedness in addressing the root problem a worship problem Welch speaks with compassion and reminds helpers that idolatry worship of false gods, e.g money, sex, approval is not far from each one of us Welch discusses the disease model as partially right when describing the effects addictions have on a person s life, but he also talks about the enslavement one experiences as he descends deeper into [...]


  14. This book took me a long to read, mainly because of the topic As a pastor who works often with those struggling with addiction, I am often caught not knowing how to help I feel helpless and hopeless in the face of broken lives, broken promises, and the slavery that comes with major addictions Addiction is a dark and prevalent reality where I live, and it often seems hopeless In light of the overwhelming prevalence of addiction in our culture, along with the myriad of avenues of treatment few of [...]


  15. A well written, practical, insightful guide for addicts, or friends family addicts First, let me say that I appreciated this book At least the part I read I made it 100 pages into this book before I decided to put it down It wasn t that it was frustrating, poorly written, or theologically wrong It was none of those things And in fact, I imagine I will pick it up and finish it at some point in time Welch makes some very good insights and tries to point the addict to the sin behind their sin Addic [...]


  16. I read this as someone who has struggled with addictive tendencies, who has found than enough grace in Christ for them, and who wants to help others Welch s book was great My favorite point that he made in the book is that God is the beginning and the end of true life transformation It s not about us cleaning up our lives so that we can think we re independent from God and look good to or down on others It s about God and his good plans and promises and power for his children It s about how kno [...]


  17. This is perhaps the meatiest CCEF book The content is very dense and thought provoking Rather than simply quoting his compatriots in the biblical counseling movement like everyone else seems to do, Welch states things in original, thoughtful, and vivid ways I ve always appreciated that about him Each chapter concludes with a section entitled Practical Theology which is subdivided into two sub sections entitled As You Face Your Own Addiction and As You Help Someone Else Those sections are solid g [...]


  18. Good resource for those who are counseling addicts, as well as those who are addicts themselves Soeveryone, basically Because yes, you re an addict, even if your drug of choice isn tdrugs We all substitute idols for the true God, and we all can echo Paul For I do not understand my own actions For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate We re a lot closer to the druggies and the drunks that we d like to think Understanding that simple fact allows you to counsel effectively Lots of [...]


  19. This is a very good and practical book that addresses the heart issue of addiction It is not good and practical because it works , but fundamentally because it is biblical It addresses addiction not merely from the vantage point of its symptoms and causes, but its root Edward Welch weaves throughout this book that ultimately at the root of addiction is the issue of worship disorder We have replaced the proper and right worship of God with an abused and wrongful worship of self Unless the issue [...]


  20. This book is an excellent introduction to the Christian perspective on addictions Refuting the common disease model of addictions often promoted by many, Welch boldly calls addictions what they truly are worship disorders Going through the descent into addictions from simple indulgence to slavery, Welch charts the spiritual pitfalls of addictive sin Not only does Welch present a Christian alternative to those struggling with addictions, but he also provides resources for those who help or seek t [...]


  21. I read this book as a Christian individual, not as an addict or counselor of addicts I found it very helpful and straightforward Christ is glorified and the gospel is central to every chapter However, it is also completely practical, giving examples, snippets of possible dialogue, and ideas for positive change.I would recommend it to any person, as the practical theology can be applied to a vast range of situations and circumstances Additionally, I feel at least somewhat equipped to handle whate [...]


  22. This book is AMAZING In some ways I wish it had a different title, because I m afraid some people might not read it because they think it is only for alcoholics or drug addicts Yes, people with specific addictions are the main focus of the book, but according to Welch s definition of addictions, if you are human, you are an addict He uses the paradigm of idolatry and or adultery to address areas which keep us from worshipping God whole heartedly and offers suggestions for both addicts and those [...]


  23. Welch s book is a Scripture filled, practical outworking of solid theology in the life of an addict He speaks practically to both addicts and those who counsel addicts in terms of how the theology which he develops with sound, scriptural exegesis applies to everyday life and even particular strategies concerning how one lives out who he is in Christ as opposed to giving way to the dominion of sin in one s life.


  24. Do you have a friend or family member that has an challenges with an addictions Many of us may enter no to the start of this question but what about nail biting, twirling hair, snapping a finger making loud noises etc It is funny how many times we react to a situation with negative responses These are all negative addictions We may have some addictions that are great and bring about the true nature God desgined A great read for anyone that does repetitive actions or reactions.


  25. This is an amazing book Not only does it instruct the reader on how to help an addict find hope in the power of the gospel , but it challenges the reader to examine themselves first Very convicting, thought provoking, and practical I read this in tandem with the book Reordered Love, Reordered Lives Learning the Deep Meaning of Happiness by David K Naugle The two books fit like a hand in a glove.


  26. I recommend this book for believers struggling with addiction It assumes acceptance of a great deal of the Christian worldview That said, it is a great book that blends profound theological insight and real life understanding of the nature of addiction Welch does a superb job addressing the relationship between AA and the Church, providing helpful biblical frameworks for understanding addiction and applying the Gospel to the many facets of the struggle.


  27. I really want to like this book, and I keep seeing in it glimmers of the Gospel, but it tries too hard to distance itself from the 12 step approach, to put a particular spin on it to make it Welch s own, when the 12 step approach is sufficient unto itself As I read it I kept finding myself being sucked into law while having Gospel chanted all around me.


  28. I flew through this book Very readable There is gospel truth scattered throughout, but Welch mainly focuses on the heart sin issues related to addiction He spends a fair amount of time discussing the sin vs sickness debate There is also much practical theology related to all addictive actions I found this book very helpful.


  29. Addictions are deep down destructive cycles the doors on them need to be thrown wide open which hard because they are mostly secretive behaviors Trust God, other people, and the church as a power reasource.


  30. This book is a worthwhile read even if you don t struggle with common addictions drugs, alcohol, pornography, food, etc Welch s point throughout the book is that addictions are a form of idolatry and misplaced worship don t we all have this problem


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