Addiction and Grace

Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions

by Gerald G. May

In this inspiring book, Gerald May describes the “processes of attachment” that lead to addiction and examines the relationship between addiction and spiritual awareness. May details the various addictions from which we suffer – not only to alcohol and drugs, but also to work, sex, performance, responsibility, and intimacy. Drawing on his experience as a psychiatrist working with the chemically dependent, May emphasizes how addiction represents an attempt to assert complete control over our lives. Addiction & Grace is a compassionate and wide treatment of this important topic, offering a critical yet hopeful guide to a place of freedom based on contemplative spirituality.

“May gently but clearly guides readers from attachment to nonattachment—or freedom. Extremely well done.” – Library Journal

“[In discovering] with May that our addictions need not destroy us but lead us to a deep appreciation of grace, we come to a new experience of the ‘most powerful force in the universe.’” – Christianity Today