Book Review: Praying For Your Addicted Loved One

23 May

Unknown-1Watching someone you love self-destruct hurts.

Praying for Your Addicted Loved One: 90 in 90 provides ninety devotions of strength, hope, and encouragement to families coping with addiction. Realizing you’re not alone in your struggles brings comfort and confidence to face day-to-day challenges.

The overall message of Praying for Your Addicted Loved One conveys hope to families caught in the cycles of addiction. The various stages of the disease: abuse, recovery, and relapse, take their toll on families. Hopelessness grabs a family’s heart and wrings it out with each slip of clean or sober time. The verses in Jeremiah 30 and 31, the foundation of the book, offer promises of restoration and redemption.

90 in 90 reflects the 12 Step model of attending 90 meetings in 90 days. While your loved one attends meetings, you will read a daily devotional to lend spiritual support.

“Today I pray for other lost addicts to find the hope of recovery. I pray the families reading this book will continue to have hope that an addict—any addict—can stop using drugs and find a new way to live. If there is one thing I can say to family members it is, never quit fighting. There is always hope. With hope, I, a once hopeless dope addict, am now a dope-less hope addict.” ~ Josh Cosby


UnknownSharron Cosby is a Southern Belle from Alabama. She is wife to Dan, mother to three adult children and Mimi to five grandchildren. After Sharron’s family, the loves of her life are reading and writing. Sharron enjoys a wide range of genres, but her favorite is legal thrillers.

Her first published title is Praying for Your Addicted Loved One: 90 in 90. The book is a 90-day devotional for families in recovery or those wanting to be. It is based on Sharron’s journey through 15 years of her son’s drug addiction and her discovery of God’s promise of restoration in Jeremiah 30 and 31.


My Impressions:

I can only imagine the heartbreak that families face when dealing with a loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol. Sharron Cosby has written a highly personal devotional to reach out to those who need hope and healing from God. As the cover of Praying for Your Addicted Loved One: 90 in 90 states — Self destruction hurts everyone. The devotional guide provides insight from Cosby’s own life in dealing with her son’s addiction, scripture for meditation, a prayer that the reader can personalize and space for journaling thoughts, fears and hopes. It is also not a quick fix, but a 3 month journey that can encourage and sustain. Drawn from scripture, including Jeremiah, Psalms, Proverbs and New Testament letters, topics include real life situations and feelings such as Celebrating Milestones, Our Fragile Hope, Shame and Blame and I Need Help. So if you, a family member or a friend need to know they are not alone, pick up Praying for Your Addicted Loved One: 90 in 90.


(Thanks to the author for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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4 Responses to “Book Review: Praying For Your Addicted Loved One”

  1. sharroncosby May 23, 2014 at 5:34 am #

    Thank you for the review. I enjoy reading your comments and have added to my Kindle library based on your reviews. Blessings and hope for today.


    • rbclibrary May 23, 2014 at 5:52 am #

      Thanks so much for sharing this book.


  2. wordsasworship June 3, 2014 at 4:02 pm #

    I have used this devotional and given it to others who are also struggling to help their addicted loved ones. Sharron’s endurance, gentleness, and inner strength come from the fact that she knows God wants our families to be whole and well and serving Him. I highly recommend her book.


    • rbclibrary June 3, 2014 at 5:41 pm #

      Thanks so much for your thoughts. Glad to hear it is such a blessing. Thanks for stopping by.


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