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Scars & Stripes:
Hope for adult children of alcoholic families
Author Roy Harold Cantrell, Ph.D.
ISBN 0-9761033-2-X    or   978-0-9761033-2-5
Publisher Waldenhouse Publishers, Inc.
Description Perfect bound; 240 pages; 5.5"x8.5" $14.95
Availability September 2005
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Dr. Roy H. Cantrell
216 Jenkins Road, NE
Cleveland, TN 37312
Pastor Cantrell’s stories of his youth in the 1940’s 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 of
alcoholics--Religious life. 3. Alcoholics--Family relationships.
4. Self-realization. I. Title: Scars
and stripes. II. Title.
HV5132.C36 2005


  • The reader will be entranced by these endearing tales of a boy’s heartache due to his father’s 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 book.
    --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
Dr. 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
Teacher’s Manual
Keys to Camp Administration, a manual for youth camp directors
• Numerous articles for his denomination’s international magazine
• 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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