Pastor Cantrells stories of his youth
in the 1940s in the coal mining regions of West Virginia
and Kentucky explain how, with help from a Christian mother,
he and his siblings coped with an alcoholic father. The narrative
is intended to offer hope to adult children of alcoholic families.
Includes bibliographical references.
Library of Congress CIP Data
1. Adult children of alcoholics --Psychology. 2. Adult children
alcoholics--Religious life. 3. Alcoholics--Family relationships.
4. Self-realization. I. Title: Scars
and stripes. II. Title.
- The reader will be entranced
by these endearing tales of a boys heartache due to his
fathers alcoholism. Dr. Cantrell also shares powerful stories
of his faith in God and how this faith helped him come to terms
with the pain he endured as a child. The reader will be deeply
moved and uplifted. Scars & Stripes is a treasure of stories
to be read again and again!
--Rayna Vaught Godfrey, Ph.D., psychologist, Denver, Colorado
- As a medical doctor of more
than 34 years, and having been involved every day with the effects
of alcoholism and alcoholism recovery, I can attest first hand
to the devastation on families. You really need to read this
--Ira B. Potter, M.D., Lackey, Kentucky
- Scars and Stripes is a must to read. It is encouraging
and uplifting. His stories are Apples of Gold. We
highly recommend this book for our counselors to read for their
own personal growth.
--Drs. Richard and Phyllis Arno, National Christian Counselors
Association, Sarasota, Florida
About The Author
Roy Harold Cantrell was born in Shelby Gap, Kentucky, on August
22, 1939. He entered the ministry in 1959. Dr. Cantrell has a
Doctor of Ministries degree from Christian Life School of Theology
(Beacon University Institute of Ministry) and a Doctor of Philosophy
in Christian Counseling from Cornerstone University. He is a
licensed Pastoral Counselor with the National Christian Counselors
Association, and he is a board certified substance abuse/addiction
therapist, board certified integrated marriage and family therapist,
and board certified temperament therapist through N.C.C.A. He
is also an International Representative for them.
He has authored the following:
Thoughts with Meaning, Teaching Hints, Family
Bible Reading, and Sentence Sermons for
Keys to Camp Administration, a manual for youth
Numerous articles for his denominations international
Articles for Halo magazine
Article for The Messenger, a bimonthly publication
of the National Christian Counselors Assoc.
Dr. Cantrell is President/
Founder of City Gate Church, and serves as senior pastor. He
is also Director of Beacon University Institute of Ministry,
a satellite of Beacon University of Columbus, Georgia. Dr. Cantrell
is president and Founder Life Management Institute, a certified
institute of the National Christian Counselors Association.
Dr. Cantrell was commissioned
A KENTUCKY COLONEL by the Governor of the state of Kentucky,
May, 1991. He has been involved with Evangelism Explosion for
the past 25 years, serving as a certified teacher/trainer and
associate clinic teacher.
He has traveled extensively, ministering in Israel, Russia, England,
Mexico, Guatemala, Canada, Cyprus, Jamaica, and Cuba. His hobby
is the Spanish language. He has studied Spanish at the Centro
Linguistico Maya language school in Antigua, Guatemala.
He and his wife, Ina Kaye
Goins Cantrell, pastor City Gate Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
They have two children and five grandchildren.
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