One of the most valuable tools in my sobriety toolbox is having an open mind. An open mind to learn new things about addiction, alcoholism, and spirituality. The more I know, the more armed I am against that little voice in my head. You know the one. The voice that says “Hey, you’re not an alcoholic. You don’t need god or a Higher Power. Go ahead and drink”. That voice can be convincing sometimes. But, the more I know, the more tools I have under my belt, the better prepared I am to tell that voice to fuck off.
Listed below is a list of books I have read, and recommend to you. I will also include online pages of blogs/ people I follow on Facebook. I will update this list periodically as I plow through more books, or find new information. Happy reading friends!
“The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning” – by Earnest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham
“How to Know God – The Soul’s Journey Into the Unknown Mystery of Mysteries” – By Deepak Chopra
“The Idolatry of God” – By Peter Rollins
“The Orthodox Heretic: And Other Impossible Tales” – By Peter Rollins
“Adult Children of Alcoholics: Expanded Edition” – By Janet Geringer Woititz, Ed.D.
“Overcoming Addictions: The Spiritual Solution” – By Deepak Chopra