Using a seven day/weekly guide format, a recovering person and a spiritual leader who is reaching out to addicted people reflect on the traditional weekly Bible reading. They bring strong spiritual support for daily living and recovery from addictions of all kinds: Alcohol, drugs, eating, gambling and sex. A profound sense of the religious spirit soars through their words and brings all people in Twelve Step recovery programs home to a rich and spiritually enlightening tradition.
"Meets a vital need; it offers a chance for people turning from alcoholism and addiction to renew their spirits and draw upon the Jewish tradition to guide and enrich their lives."
—Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg, President, CLAL, The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership
"Will benefit anyone familiar with a 'religion of the Book.' Jews, Christians, Muslims...."
—Ernest Kurtz, author of Not God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous &
The Spirituality of Imperfection
"An enduring impact upon the faith community as it seeks to blend the wisdom of the ages represented in the tradition with the twelve steps to recovery and wholeness."
—Robert H. Albers, PhD, Editor, Journal of Ministry in Addiction & Recovery
Aaron Z. is a recovering person who shares his personal insights and experiences with others who seek help. He is active in his synagogue and chairperson of his area’s JACS group (Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others Foundation).
Sharon M. Strassfeld is co-author of the popular Jewish Catalog series. These innovative “how to” books continue to provide all people with ways to enrich their lives.
Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis is one of the most respected spiritual leaders and teachers of his generation. He has been senior rabbi at Valley Beth Shalom, a synagogue in Encino, California, for more than thirty years and is author of many books, including For Those Who Can’t Believe: Overcoming the Obstacles to Faith (HarperCollins).