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Drop The Rock: Removing Character Defects,…

Drop The Rock: Removing Character Defects, Steps Six and Seven, Second…

by Bill P.

Other authors: Sara S., Todd W.

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Although it might be easy to dismiss this book, saying there's little new here, my experience was more a case of recognition, as it, "well, of course, know why didn't I see that before?" I double-digit years in recovery and wish I'd found this book when I was doing the 6th and 7th steps (although they're the sorts of steps one never quite stops doing as life's path takes new twists and turns) and I now recommend it to people who ask my advice on how to identify what might be holding them back on their spiritual journey. It's a straight-forward, clearly written examination of possible character defects, with highly useful suggestions as to how to free one's self. I am particularly pleased to see Joe McQ quoted so much, as he was influential in my own understanding of sobriety, and spiritual growth, and a man I much admired.

Not only is this an extremely helpful book for those working "The Steps" for the first time, but it's a wonderful refresher course for those of us who've been around for a while and want to keep things green. Recommended. ( )
  Laurenbdavis | Jan 26, 2011 |
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THE SELF, EGO, IDENTITY, PERSONALITY. Resentment. Fear. Self-Pity. Intolerance. Anger. This cast of character defects will undermine the best-laid plans for recovery from addiction. It's not uncommon for individuals in recovery to hang on to negative, self-defeating behaviors after they've given up their addiction. These are the "rocks" that can sink recovery - or, at the least, block further progress. Drop the Rock is the definitive guide to removing character defects that can prevent gratifying, long-standing recovery. Based on the Twelve Step program, particularly the principles behind Steps Six and Seven, Drop the Rock combines personal stories, practical advice, and powerful insights to help readers move forward in recovery. The second edition features additional stories, a reference section, and information about starting a Drop the Rock study group.… (more)

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