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A Profund and Powerful Book
Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2017
I've had this book for over a year and waited to write a review, because sometimes my initial excitement wears off and a few months later, I'm not as enthralled with a book as when I first read it. This book is the opposite. The longer I've had it, and the more I've read it, the more I appreciate its wisdom, insight and power. This book is about the truth. It's about helping you see the truth so that the truth can set you free.
One of my initial hesitations with the book was the fact that it contradicts a lot of the central tenets of Alcoholics Anonymous. I won't get into that here, but you will find quite a lot about AA in the first three chapters. "How," I thought to myself, "Can this author really think her one book has more power than a group of millions of recovered alcoholics?". Well, the truth is that AA operates on the assumption that there is nothing wrong with alcohol, only with alcoholics. It is predicated on the notion that there is a clear difference between "normal" drinkers and "alcoholic" drinkers. This book operates on a different set of assumptions, and I have to agree with the stuff in this book more than with AA.
The bottom line is that I no longer drink alcohol and I don't feel like I'm being deprived of anything. That's the point of this book. And that is something that 5 years of AA attendance was never able to achieve.