Where do you turn for hope when you alreay have the answer–but the answer isn’t working?
As a long-time Christian, Heather Kopp never expected to become an out-of-control alcoholic who kept private stashes of booze all over the place–tucked behind books in her study, zipped into a special compartment in her oversized purse, at the back of her closet stuffed inside her boots.
Even as her career and marriage teetered on the brink, Kopp couldn’t get a grip, desperately hiding the true extent of her drinking from the rest of the world–her husband included. During the day she wrote books about God and prayer and family. At night she’d locked herself in her bathroom to guzzle chardonnay.
For her, as for many Christians who struggle with addiction, overwhelming shame and confusi
on only made things worse. Why wasn’t her faith enough to save her? Why didn’t repentance, Bible reading and prayer work? Where was God?
Meanwhile, as she watched in horror, her grown son descended into his own nightmare of drugs and alcohol. She feared for his life, yet she couldn’t stop drinking long enough to help him–or find a way out for herself.
Until the day everything changed.
Engaging, funny and bracingly honest, Kopp shares her remarkable journey into darkness…and back to the light again. Her story reveals the unique challenges and spiritual conundrums Christians face when they become ensnared in an addiction, and the redemption that’s possible when we finally reach the end of ourselves.
In this compelling compilation, Heather Kopp shares stories and insights from her own stumbling journey of addiction to recovery. With the humor and honesty her readers have come to love, she offers practical help and spiritual encouragement to those who suffer from alcoholism or addiction. As the mother of an alcoholic, Heather is also familiar with the painful challenges that come from loving an addict. Here, she delivers life-tested wisdom and compassionate support for family and friends. Each entry can be easily read in a couple of minutes, making the book perfect for use as a morning devotional. All the reflections in this collection were chosen from her former blog, Sober Boots. For twelve long years, Heather was a secret drinker who hid alcohol in her boots—until one day she experienced the miracle of surrender and her “boots” got sober. As you follow Heather toward freedom and a life built on grace, you’ll find renewed strength for your own journey.