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By Dan Ballinger,Lee S. Gus

This publication boldly asserts that New testomony prophetic visions painting a dynamic heaven-borne application of collective human revitalization within the new destiny. it is only the other of the doom and gloom predictions of many glossy prognosticators.
The writer makes an attempt to mix the real openness and self-revealing vulnerability of the AA group with the stupendous gospel claims of God's own and international present of everlasting existence with him. this mix of strong, functional deliverance from addition, and the promise of God's unconditional grace-love, echoes in either one of those modern old phenomena--the historic personality of the Gospel's profitable becoming a member of of God with us in our anguish international. From step one to the final, the AA application and the Christian Gospel have produced bona fide facts that any one who seeks God and his correct personality will locate it, and with it a brand new brain, a brand new God, and a brand new lasting lifestyles wish, that's, an everlasting "spiritual awakening."

"A Heavenly Echo is artistic, insightful, and fascinating. Written by means of a pro pastoral counselor with a present for theological mirrored image, the writer perspectives twelve-step courses during the lenses of Christianity, noting how they catch the essence of what it skill to give up to God. all through, he stocks intimate info of his personal trip, and the way operating the twelve steps proved important to his personal-spiritual improvement. this can be a robust publication. worth reading."
--Clinton W. McLemore, writer; scientific Psychologist; Former Professor on the Graduate institution of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary

"Ballinger writes with ardour and compassion. He writes as person who has been there, either as a pastoral caregiver and as a fellow struggler, and makes willing observations and provocative insights on dependancy, human nature, and 'our times.' He reminds us of the Christian roots of the twelve-step software, and by way of drawing on those roots, he clarifies and enriches the that means of every step. His research might be in particular precious for evangelical Christians who desire remedy, yet were wary approximately looking aid from a twelve-step program."
--Scott Sullender, writer; Professor of Pastoral Counseling (retired), San Francisco Theological Seminary

Dan Ballinger is a retired Christian Church (Independent) pastor and presently volunteers as a counselor to missionaries at Frontier Ventures (formerly the U.S. heart for global project, Dr. Ralph wintry weather, founder). He has been an occasional speaker at Frontier enterprise employees conferences during the last decade. Dan has a BA from wish foreign collage, a MA from jap New Mexico college, and is a Fellow/retired with the yankee organization of Pastoral Counselors. Dan and his spouse of fifty-nine years, Norma, live in Seal seashore, California, the place he serves as an affiliate Pastor for the meeting of God.

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