About The Book
A Layperson’s Guide to Understanding Research and Data Analysis
This book is written for busy people who need to understand the information that is flooding them and find ways to interpret it. You may be a business executive, a medical doctor, a stay-at-home mother or father wanting to understand the Gallup poll results in the daily newspaper, or a student studying nursing, counseling, psychology, sociology, or even mathematics. Yet you need to quickly be brought into the world of research and data analysis. It does not require that you dedicate a year of your life to take a course in social-science research and quantitative data analysis. In fact, this book will not have formulas or require you to calculate mathematical functions. But you do need to have the dedication to try to understand what might be considered another language. You can do it at a pace that suits your lifestyle. You might want to take a look at the index at the end of the book to see if there are any terms you’ve been interested in or wondered about. It is very nontraditional in that its focus is on the concepts behind these processes rather than asking you to learn formulas and how to calculate data. If you have a desire to learn more about what is going on, there are many excellent texts in the references.
French version available
The Gift of Sobriety
Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of Alcoholics Anonymous. In that tradition, the author has decided to withhold her last name on this book which chronicles her gradual spiritual transformation from the first day she walked into an AA meeting until nine months later. It includes dreams, personal accounts of spiritual experiences, and reflections on topics discussed in AA as well as in books that the author found helpful in her spiritual quest that began well before AA.
This sensitive account is meaningful to anyone who may have
Le cadeau de la sobriété
L’anonymat est le fondement spirituel des Alcooliques anonymes. Dans cette tradition, l’auteure a décidé de ne pas inscrire son nom de famille dans ce livre qui relate sa transformation spirituelle progressive du premier jour où elle s’est rendue à une réunion des AA jusqu’à neuf mois plus tard. Il comprend des rêves, des récits personnels d’expériences spirituelles et des réflexions sur des sujets discutés dans les AA ainsi que dans des livres que l’auteur a trouvés utiles dans sa quête spirituelle commencée bien avant les AA.
Ce récit sensible est significatif pour quiconque peut avoir un désir spirituel profond. L’auteur passe progressivement d’un sentiment de rupture totale à une vie de renouveau et d’espoir. Cela inclut des outils pratiques pour vivre, comme bénir les autres et demander à Dieu un changement personnel face à des relations personnelles troublantes. Nous espérons que cela vous aidera sur votre propre chemin spirituel.
Now Spanish version available
El don de la sobriedad
El anonimato es la base espiritual de Alcohólicos Anónimos. En esa tradición, la autora ha decidido retener su apellido en este libro que narra su transformación espiritual gradual desde el primer día que entró a reunión de AA hasta nueve meses después. Incluye sueños, relatos personales de experiencias espirituales y reflexiones sobre temas discutidos en AA, así como en libros que la autora encontró útiles en su búsqueda espiritual que comenzó mucho antes de AA.
Esta cuenta sensible es significativa para cualquiera que tenga un profundo anhelo espiritual. La autora pasa gradualmente de sentirse totalmente rota, a una vida de renovación y esperanza. Incluye herramientas prácticas para vivir, como bendecir a otros y pedirle a Dios un cambio personal frente a las relaciones personales problemáticas. Se espera que le ayude a lo largo de su propio camino espiritual personal.
My Spiritual Unfolding:
Science of Mind
With beginner’s mind, Dr. Rose Bruce takes us on a journey of discovery as she describes her first fifteen months of studying the Science of Mind philosophy at the Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Rosa, California. She details her thoughts and experiences as she learns and applies new principles to her life leading to freedom from fear and a greater awareness of spirituality in her life. With clarity and insight, Dr. Bruce translates complex concepts into
the everyday application to her life. Her journey is truly inspiring.
A CALL TO LOVE
Dr. Rose Bruce is a professional Social Science researcher with thirty years of experience writing research reports and books on research and spiritual awareness. Through this lens, she describes her personal and professional reaction to the unfolding of the Covid-19 pandemic from March 21, 2020, to May 14, 2020. During these eight weeks of “shelter in place” living, Dr. Bruce recounts daily news updates, inspirational readings, thoughts, and feelings as the Covid-19 virus spread across the United States and the world. Included are charts of the cases and deaths in the U.S. and world. We experience the challenges and endurance familiar to everyone who lived through these times.
Admirably compact storytelling,
Kirkus Review for
“The Gift of Sobriety” by Rose B.
I was blown away by your book. When I read the part in which your first husband died and what’s the cause of his death and then you fall in love again and that person also died afterwards, it just brought me to tears. It made me realize that if I were in your shoes during those times, I would’ve probably gone crazy or perhaps committed suicide already. But the way you handled the situation added with your insurmountable will to turn things out is just sort of extraordinary. Your story is indeed without a doubt the best reference for people who are struggling with alcohol and want to change their lives of good.
SOBRIETY HOME, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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This sensitive account is meaningful to anyone who may have deep spiritual longing. The author gradually moves from feeling totally broken to a life of renewal and hope.