Description : A 21st century look at addiction and recovery, Beyond Belief is the first daily reflection written for everyone, regardless of ones worldview. Over 500,000 daily reflection books are bought every year. There are specialty books for women, men, youth, newcomers, people who love addicts/alcoholics and substance or process specific addictions. Beyond Belief is the first in the genre that includes humanists, agnostics and atheist into the Twelve Step/Twelve Tradition dialogue. Drawing on philosophy, psychology, art, science, the wisdom of the rooms and existing Twelve Step and recovery literature ,Beyond Belief offers 365 one day musings with a 21st century slant at life in recovery. An index of over one hundred subjects, end notes and a bibliography offer readers extensive resources if they have a more in-depth appetite for a certain subject than offered by a one-page thought for the day. John McAndrew, MDiv of Sensible Spirituality Associates, Palm Springs CA says, "Thank you Joe for this wonderful place to start each day. No arguments about God, no belief systems to defend or attack--just a wealth of rich, thoughtful reflections." Ernest Kurtz, author of Experiencing Spirituality and Not God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous, says, "The book is aimed at a general 12-Step readership, but it is mindful that there heretofore exists no such aids for unbelievers, freethinkers, and the unconventionally spiritual. Given that the latest Pew survey found that twenty percent of American people list their religion as 'None,' it is certainly time that the Recovery world took into consideration this population's needs. Beyond Belief addressees that need in a confident, non-aggressive way. I doubt that any believer will find anything objectionable in its pages. This believer, for one, finds much that is spiritually helpful.".
Description : This book showcases research from a wide range of authors in the field of desisting from crime and recovering from addiction and examines the experiences of change for individuals seeking healthier and more successful futures
Description : Being of service is essential to staying sober and can add a new level of perspective and gratitude to your life. Learn about the power of Step 12 and how to weave service into your day-to-day. “Nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other activities fail. This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other alcoholics! You can help when no one else can. You can secure their confidence when others fail.”—Alcoholics AnonymousThe culmination of all of the steps, Step 12 calls on each of us to complete our transformation from a self-centered existence fueled by addiction to one of joy and freedom through service to others. In Walk the Talk with Step 12 Gary K. explores the the history of Step 12 and redefines what it means to practice this critical step in modern times. Through inspiring testimonials, including the author’s own dramatic story as a survivor of 9/11, we learn how a life of service extends far beyond helping other alcoholics and addicts, and reveals the power of such practices as honesty, tolerance, and love in stabilizing and supporting long term recovery.With passion and insight, Gary K. incites each of us—sponsors and sponsees, newcomers and old timers alike—to define our own paths of service and experience the rewards of community and connection.
Description : When Ragini Krishnan becomes pregnant for the second time, she thinks shes finally going to give her husband the son they both desperately want. But she gives birth to yet another unwanted female child, who she names Uma. I should have strangled you when you were born, she later tells her daughter. Raised by a governess and Irish Catholic nuns in a private boarding school, Uma despises her privileged education, and shes a dismal failure at relationships. When Uma places an advertisement for a job, shes offered a position by Nicholas Alexander, a divorced American writer. She goes to Bombay and meets him for a curry date. Three years later, the rebellious Uma succumbs to her attraction to the dashing American and marries him. She bears him a son, but settling down doesnt fix her problemsand she starts drinking secretly. One day she takes her son and leaves, destroying everything she has so diligently worked for and successfully built. She becomes homeless and her son confronts her about her drinking problem. Set against the backdrop of Indias national movement for independence, this is an unforgettable, inspirational story that shows love can conquer all.
Description : When death threatens a pilot at the nearby air training base, seventeen-year-old Jack must use a secretly-acquired skill to save a life and affirm his own identity to his over protective mother. Jack Waters sees his small prairie town turned upside down in World War II, when an air base to train English flyers is set up nearby. It's 1943, no one knows who will win the war, and Canadians are taking a major role in the fighting. This includes training British Royal Air Force pilots in many centres across Canada. Even though Jack can't enlist, he secretly learns how to fly. Good thing, because when a friend's plane comes down on the prairie, Jack has no choice but to make his first solo flight—to try and save a life. The Flight of the Tiger Moth is the thrilling story of one boy's journey to become a man and find his path in the world. It also gives young readers a glimpse of Canadian lives during World War II, and of one more Canadian contribution to winning the war. Mary Woodbury is the best-selling author of the young adult title The Ghost in the Machine, the Polly McDoodle Mystery Series, and Jess and the Runaway Grandpa, a finalist in the Silver Birch Young Readers Choice Award, and a Canadian Children's Book Centre "Outstanding Title of the Year."
Description : Presents the story of how a collection of engineers and artists set out to recreate the world's fairs of the last century on the Internet