Monday, September 27, 2010

God of Our Understanding: Jewish Spirituality and Recovery from Addiction

God of Our Understanding is a frank and penetrating look at the underlying spiritual dynamics of addiction and its treatment through Twelve-Step programs. Rabbi Shais Taub, a world renown expert in Jewish mysticism as well as a mentor to many thousands of addicts, draws from his unique background to thoroughly address many of the concerns raised by Jewish addicts in recovery while also using Jewish knowledge to enrich the understanding of the spiritual principles of recovery for addicts of all faiths.


In G-d of Our Understanding: Jewish Spirituality & Recovery from Addiction, Rabbi Taub has masterfully elucidated these concepts. This is book which should be read by all clergy, therapists, people in recovery -- people who should be in recovery -- and their family members. --Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, M.D., Founder, Medical Director Emeritus, Gateway Rehabilitation Center

Every now and again I run across a book that just grabs me. Rabbi Taub has written such a book. His understanding of the disease of addiction is refreshing. Instead of focusing on the pathology that causes addiction, he understands our problem from a unique perspective -- that addiction happens because of what is right about us.

It is obvious that this book is written by a man who has integrated his understanding of spirituality into his personal experience with recovery. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of the interface between spirituality, addiction and recovery. --Dr. Allen Berger, Ph.D., author of 12 Stupid Things that Mess Up Recovery and 12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs are Gone


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