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The Little Black Book

  • anonymous Asks ...

    Can you recommend an inspirational and helpful book on beating alcoholism for a person struggling with alcoholism that is going to a lot of 12 steps meetings? I am not looking for just inspirational sayings or meditations. I want a book that offers guidance and advice on how to stay sober every day. But I also don’t want a science textbook. I want something faith based. Bless You!

  • Ken Sneed Says ...
    Ken Sneed

    I think I'd begin with "the little black book," AKA, "24 Hours a Day," that's available through AA on line at http://www.my12stepstore.com/Twenty-Four-Hours-A-Day-Daily-Meditation.html.  You may be able to find it in a book store near you.

    This book of daily meditations is written by addicts, for addicts.  It's inspirational and practical.

    Actually, in my opinion, everyone ought to be in the process of reading this book, one devotional, daily.

    Because God's Word is practical, finding a church home and becoming involved in a Bible study, especially one geared for your gender, would be of great advantage for you.  Especailly if you're honest and the rest of the group can be honest, too.

    A good, church sponsored group is called, Celebrate Recovery,  Practical and Biblically based, it can be supportive and inspirational.

    I hope this is helpful and encouraging to know that the daily "grind" of living the right way is possible and there are others who are invested, as you are, in doing the "right thing" because you're trying to do what God wants.

    Always the right thing to do!

    Good Luck!

    Ken Sneed, MDiv, MA, LPC-S, LMFT, LLC

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