Gerald G. May Quotes (Author of Addiction and Grace)
Addiction and Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions
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Pastor Dave Online. Gerald May was a psychiatrist and spiritual counselor at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. The combination of those two roles has given him a unique perspective and a unique voice.
Here is Gerald May's brilliant and now classic exploration of the psychology and physiology of addiction. It offers an inspiring and hope—filled vision for those who desire to explore the mystery of who and what they really are. May examines the "processes of attachment" that lead to addiction and describes the relationship between addiction and spiritual awareness. He also details the various addictions from which we can suffer, not only to substances like alcohol and drugs, but to work, sex, performance, responsibility, and intimacy. Drawing on his experience as a psychiatrist working with the chemically dependent, May emphasizes that addiction represents an attempt to assert complete control over our lives.