|About the Book|
This book represents a culmination of a life of sobriety now extended over 30 years. It is a compilation of wisdom and information from meetings I have attended, books I have read, people I have helped and tried to help, and mentors who have spokenMoreThis book represents a culmination of a life of sobriety now extended over 30 years. It is a compilation of wisdom and information from meetings I have attended, books I have read, people I have helped and tried to help, and mentors who have spoken into my life and of course it is a reflection of the daily building of my relationship with God. I have attempted to take of the best of what I have heard, learned and experienced and provide it in an organized understandable manner. It is my heart desire that anyone who begins to read these pages can glean from the grace I have been afforded. From the person just trying to find their path to recovery to the seasoned veteran with years of clean and sober life experience, it is my goal that all can find help and understanding from this volume. This is in no way presented to be an exhaustive study of addictions, but more a tapestry of one mans real life experience. Having stood in front of and face to face with thousands of alcoholics, drug addicts, codependents and their families, I have seen firsthand the destruction that comes from this disease. On the brighter side I have seen thousands of people come out of the destroyed life to find a better life, whole, healed and restored. Of course there is talk of God in this book and more specifically my relationship to the God of my understanding. My struggle to find a belief in God, my anger and resentment toward the God people, finding faith as a Christian and ultimately becoming a minister of this faith, is a journey worth mentioning. It is my hope that my open discussion of this subject will help you in your personal journey with faith and sobriety.