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The Last Addiction: Own Your Desire, Live Beyond Recovery, Find Lasting Freedom

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Hersh helps readers recognize their longing for intimacy. She invites them to love boldly and receive love in return, and she also offers every addict--and those who love them--hope for lasting freedo
Paperback, 240 pages
Published February 19th 2008 by WaterBrook
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Mardee
Aug 21, 2011 Mardee is currently reading it
Quotes from book: The deepest relief that addiction provides is that it destroys our deepest passions. As addiction continues, it dulls the deeper passions of our hearts for other people and other things. Addiction opposes love. it nails the energy of our longings to someone or something - a person, place, substance, behavior, or belief. And the addictive object or central activity works; it provides relief from living in the midst of messy relationships, so we want more and more of it.(But then ...more
Elizabeth Turnage
I've skim-read this book in the bookstore and referred a lot of people to it -- but finally ordered it for myself! I don't think it's too soon to say that this is the book every addict or recovering addict should read. Or anyone who tends to fill the hunger for relationship and intimacy with -- dare i say it -- books...food...football...work...ministry...children...[or any other kind of idolatry]. If you get what I'm poorly saying -- it's for all of us!:)
Melisa Blankenship
May 17, 2016 Melisa Blankenship rated it it was amazing
Hersh uses a combination of case studies, her own story, psychology, and Christian thought to look at the subject of addiction: what it is, what it causes in us, and how to walk the path toward freedom and hope. Her writing is accessible, honest, gracious and vulnerable. The last addiction refers to the desire to save face by saving ourselves.
Zach Van Dyke
Apr 03, 2008 Zach Van Dyke rated it it was amazing
I took an class on addictions taught by the author of this book, Sharon Hersh. The class changed my life. The book reminded me how much the class changed my life. A MUST READ!!! I read the entire book in one sitting.
Lita
Oct 03, 2012 Lita rated it it was amazing


One of the best books I've read on addiction. A must read for anyone who is ready to face their own addictions.
Michelle
Dec 31, 2016 Michelle rated it really liked it
Good solid read. Some good basic Twelve Step-ish principles.
Judy
Dec 30, 2010 Judy rated it it was ok
Shelves: health
Sharon Hersh is on True Sisters. This book was OK.
Deborah
Jun 07, 2008 Deborah rated it really liked it
Very thought-provoking,especially for control-freaks like me.
Suzanne Smith
Mar 26, 2015 Suzanne Smith rated it it was amazing
One of the best books in addiction I've ever read. Must read! Great book
Patti
Oct 23, 2011 Patti rated it it was amazing
An incredible read!! Such a great book! This will be one of my most highly recommended books in my counseling office.
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Aug 30, 2016 Finney Moore rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It was very insightful and full of good info. The lady who wrote it is a Christian counselor.
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