About The Book

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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 deep spiritual longing. The author gradually moves from feeling totally broken to a life of renewal and hope. It includes practical tools for living such as blessing others and asking God for personal change in the face of troubling personal relationship. It is hoped that it will help you along your own personal spiritual path.

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.

Pandemic:

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.

Kirkus noticed that the author cleverly adhered to AA’s “One day at a time” slogan because her entries “do feel very much of the moment.” Indeed, the memoir presents a clear depiction of the misery of addiction and highlights the solidarity of AA meetings, which factored in her recovery.

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.

Eleanor Wales
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.