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Dry Dock of a Thousand Wrecks, The by Philip Ilott Roberts (1872 - 1938)

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  • Ch 4. - The Breaking of the Bread

Ch 4. - The Breaking of the Bread

Thursday 1st January 1970

Discover the power of hope and faith in Chapter 4 of The Dry Dock of a Thousand Wrecks by Philip Ilott Roberts. Follow the inspiring journey of one man's salvation from alcoholism and addiction.
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Dry Dock of a Thousand Wrecks, The by Philip Ilott Roberts (1872 - 1938)
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The Breaking of the Bread: A Story of Redemption and Renewal

Looking backward to those happy years, it seems almost incredible that I should have been loved to be dragged from the path of rectitude and sobriety down to the very gates of hell.
Chapter 4 of The Dry Dock of a Thousand Wrecks by Philip Ilott Roberts tells the story of the Ole Jerry McAuley Mission and its mission to help destitute alcoholics and addicts find hope and redemption through faith in Christ Jesus. The chapter describes the Mission's weekly supper, where bowls of coffee and beef sandwiches are served to the city's outcasts and derelicts, and how the supper has yielded results of the most gratifying order.
The story of Benjamin Franklin Alexander is featured, a once sandwich-hunting drunkard who is now a highly tested and highly valued representative of a great commercial house. His story is a testament to the life-giving power of God and the importance of community support in overcoming addiction. The chapter also highlights the role of Water Street in the recovery process and the support of The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.
This chapter is an inspiring and transformative example of the power of faith and community in the process of recovery.