The BookStand: Cool Water

If you’d like serenity to settle into your daily tasks – say, washing dishes, making a stew, answering the phone or taking out the garbage – read this book.

The BookStand: Head to Heart

Recovery is the subject of countless books. Below are three titles worth a look. Use the contact form below if you’d like us to include your book. -- The Editor

The BookStand: Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book

Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book: official and unofficial sloganeering from the 12 Step programs. This 12-Step compilation has everything recovery – the...

The BookStand: Gracie’s Secret

Gracie’s Secret (Lorelie Rozzano, Edgewood Publishing, 2nd edition, 2014). Meet Grace. At nine years old, she has a big secret. Grace knows first-hand that...

The BookStand: From This Day Forward

From This Day Forward (Matt and Amy Baumgardner, HCI, 1st edition, 2014). This is a story of miracles. With heartrending honesty Matt and Amy...


My mother kept our apartment perfectly arranged and very, very clean. It was part of her rather compulsive nature. At home as a young...

Uncle Johnny’s Christmas Party

It was a cold December evening in Connecticut with snow in the forecast. For the family holiday festivities, my mother had dressed my two...

A Family’s Road to Recovery

Never in my life did I expect to be working in the substance abuse industry. I grew up in the Midwest in an upper...

An Everyday Miracle: Walking in a Sober Wonderland

My first Christmas clean and sober was the best gift I could have received. I spent 13 long years as an addict. I never...

Letter from the Publisher: Summer 2014

Summer has always been my favorite time of year. Since childhood, I have been a sun worshiper. From the days of running barefoot through...

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