Freedom Starts Today: Overcoming Struggles and Addictions One Day at a Time (Paperback)

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Every church is filled with people who are struggling--often secretly--with addictions of all kinds. Porn, pills, food, money, alcohol, social media, body image, status, sex, anxiety--the list goes on and on. John Elmore is no stranger to addiction. Fifteen years ago, he put a loaded shotgun to his head and later had three doctors tell him he was going to die of alcoholism. More than 15 sober years later, he leads the world's largest weekly recovery gathering, re: generation, where people journey toward healing in Christ.

In Freedom Starts Today, he makes a huge promise to the addicted: you can be free from your struggle, and much sooner than you may think. Through easily digestible readings grounded in Scripture and the practice of daily surrender, Elmore shows you how to break the cycle of addiction, make war against sin, and find your identity in who you are and not the shame of what you have done--one day at a time.

Leave behind struggles, addiction, and shame as you walk in the power of the Holy Spirit and in the love, mercy, and forgiveness of the God who is not only by your side but on your side.


"Revival is a hard thing to quantify, but it always includes a growing devotion to the Lord and repenting of sin. And that is the fire God will start in you as you live out what you'll read within the pages of this book."--Jennie Allen, New York Times bestselling author of Get Out of Your Head; founder and visionary of IF: Gathering

"John has walked the road of recovery and helped countless others do the same. I am thrilled that he has put a resource in our hands that can help all of us "--Ben Stuart, pastor of Passion City Church DC; author of Single, Dating, Engaged, Married

"I've personally witnessed God use John Elmore to set prisoners free by the thousands. The methods in Freedom Starts Today are proven and effective at helping anyone walk in the abundant life that Jesus promises."--Jonathan Pokluda, bestselling author of Welcome to Adulting; host of Becoming Something podcast; pastor of Harris Creek in Waco, TX.

About the Author

John Elmore is the director of re: generation, a Christ-centered, biblically based 12-step recovery program, and the South Dallas campus pastor of Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas. He holds a ThM in systematic theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and an MA in youth and family ministry from John Brown University, is a proud graduate of the Kanakuk Institute, and has started ministries in Haiti and Sudan. He lives with his wife and best friend, Laura, and their three children in Texas.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781540900623
ISBN-10: 1540900622
Publisher: Baker Books
Publication Date: January 19th, 2021
Pages: 272
Language: English