So You Think You Don't Know One? Addiction and Recovery in Clergy and Congregations

by Nancy Van Dyke Platt, Chilton R. Knudsen. Morehouse Publishing, 2010.


This resource tackles the systemic, spiritual, and communal problems of addictive and co-dependent behavior by clergy and congregations.


scripture, anecdotes, list of additional resources, template for a congregation's policy on alcohol use, appendices

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Develop resources to aid clergy and congregants impacted by addiction after reading this resource.
  • Discuss best practices as they relate to alcohol by looking at the template provided and adapting it for your congregation.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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