March 2-30: Addiction Nation book group

Tuesdays, March 2-30, 2020, 6:00-7:30pm EST
The book study was conducted via Zoom.

To participate, please register here first. Registration deadline: Thursday, February 25.

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Order Tim King’s book Addiction Nation: What the Opioid Crisis Reveals about Us from:

The NH Council of Churches invites you to participate in a five-week book group on Tim King’s Addiction Nation: What the Opioid Crisis Reveals about Us. Tim King is an author and Episcopalian who lives in New Hampshire with his family.  The book tells his story of addiction, faith and what our opioid crisis reveals to us about our culture and politics.

This program offers churches and church leaders an entry point to recovery ministry, as the Council encourages in its recent Joint Statement on Substance Use Disorder and Recovery.

The book study will include an emphasis on how clergy and faith leaders speak about addiction and recovery in our congregations. By the end of the study, participants should feel ready to preach and teach about addiction, to run this book study in their own churches or to engage in recovery ministries with confidence.

Each week participants will receive a reminder email with the Zoom link, as well as discussion questions for our time together. After each discussion, participants will receive a follow-up email with the Zoom chat log. Participants will be asked to volunteer to prepare a reflection ahead of each meeting to share with the group.

Our schedule of reading for each week will be:

  1. March 2 – Chapters 1-4: Beginnings, Us, Disease, Shame
  2. March 9 – Chapters 5-9: Blame, Other, Despair, Pain, Sin
  3. March 16 – Chapters 10-14: Substance, Body, Home, Technology, Control
  4. March 23 – Chapters 15-19: Choice, Denial, Meaning, Perfection, Becoming
  5. March 30 – Chapters 20-24: Faith, Hope, Love, Grace, Resurrection

The book study will be conducted via Zoom. To participate, please register here first.