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Daily Reflections: A Book of Reflections by AA Members for AA Members/B-12
This is a book of daily meditations, one for each day of the year, on subjects related to alcoholism, sobriety, and spirituality.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 1st 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services
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I took the book off the shelf in 2009 and have been using it as part of daily meditations ever since. The idea is good: a quote from the basic AA texts followed by a reflection by an AA member, but the selections could be better. Still, it's worth using, if for no other reason than to be reminded everyday of the truths contained in the quote.
I love this book! I read it everyday. Everyday, every reflection I read I can relate it to what's going on with me in my life. It's a book of God shots for me. It's always something I either needed to read or wanted to read from this book of reflections. Not to mention it's a book that I can take with me for the rest of my life.
I suppose this will be one of the few exceptions that stays on my currently reading shelf. I use this book daily and often catch myself going to the meditation when my brain is on over drive. It allows me to force myself to focus a little better, and for that I'm grateful.
So one New Year's Eve I was sulking at home and a girl called me, desperate, because she had just realized that her Daily Reflections was on the LAST PAGE and she hadn't bought a new one. What should she do? I felt like a genius (actually it's AS a genius) when I told her to , um, turn it over. Read this one a few times.
Feb 28, 2008 James rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
This is a very nice little book of daily meditations. It's written mainly for recovering alcoholics, but most of the content has much wider application for everyone's everyday life.
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