Monday, June 30, 2014

Sober Mercies: How Love Caught Up with a Christian Drunk by Heather Kopp

Kopp was living a double life. By day, she wrote Christian books about prayer and God. By night (and also by day), she secretly drank copious amounts of alcohol. She writes about how she hid her drinking from her husband and how she eventually hit bottom and started the recovery process. She is very honest about the highs and lows of recovery including the relapses.

Reading about how Kopp hid her drinking was particularly fascinating, and I could understand how exhausting it would be to keep the drinking secret. But then, it just became a way of life for her.

This is one book that I think could actually benefit from being longer than it actually is. I was curious about hearing even more details about her recovery and how it was for her to work through the steps of the AA program.

Kopp writes from a Christian perspective, but if that's not your background or to your liking, this book is still educational about addiction and the struggles involved in recovery.

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