It’s been said that church is not a club for saints but a hospital for saved sinners. Today especially, with issues such as alcoholism, divorce, sexual abuse, homosexuality, domestic violence, and drug addiction as near to us as the next pew---or our own---a typical Sunday school class or Bible study alone just won’t cut it when it comes to helping wounded people discover the healing and liberty Christ offers them. 'Celebrate Recovery' fills a long-standing need in the church in its role as Christ’s healing agent. Developed by Rick Warren and John Baker of the celebrated Saddleback Church, this program has already proved itself. In just six years, its remarkable, life-changing effectiveness has gained it an explosive, grass-roots popularity. Now Zondervan teams with the program’s Saddleback authors to bring churches everywhere the first-ever 12-step recovery curriculum that’s distinctively Christian, uncompromisingly biblical, and designed especially for churches. Everything is here: a 45-minute vision-casting video, leader’s and participant’s guides, audio tapes, software diskettes, and sermon transcripts---all in a tested, groundbreaking program, painstakingly and prayerfully developed to help needy, often desperate people discover new dignity, strength, joy, and growth in the image of Christ. 'Celebrate Recovery' does more than help people resolve painful problems---it does so in the context of the church as a whole. Rather than setting up an isolated recovery community, this program helps both participants and their churches come together and discover new levels of care, acceptance, trust, and grace. Designed to accommodate churches large or small, this fellowship-based, 52-week curriculum is truly a celebration of Christ in the life of a church and its members.