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  • Paperback: 201 pages
  • Publisher: New-Look Publishing Company (2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0916733009
  • ISBN-13: 978-0916733001
  • ASIN: B001GROGCO
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This will be a book I read over and over.
michael j heit
This book allows a person to see how to have a successful and happy life.
Kris
He is very inspiring and has a lot to pass on.
Trail Runner

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58 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Trail Runner on February 4, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I love this book and I love Chuck C.'s program, but remember; he is an alchoholic trying to save his own neck by sharing his experience ! Forutunately, he has a great program and wonderful insight, especially about business and getting what is "ours." I've bought this book several times, loaned it out again and again, sometimes losing it....but that is okay. I'll keep buying it because it is one of those I can read over and over. Chuck C. did not write this book. It is just transcriptions from him speaking at meetings, so it reads that way. I tried listening to the tapes, but didn't like them as much. (I read fast, Chuck talks slow - but it was great just to hear him giggle.) A wonderful example of an alcholic whose experience helps many people, even after his passing! He is very inspiring and has a lot to pass on.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By "dadorama" on February 15, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Chuck C. was one of the early leaders of AA in Southern California. He was one of the few people who came to AA fully surrendered to the will of God and then never took it back. Some of the things you will learn in this book will seriously change your life - most especially in your relations in the business world. There are spiritual truths here that transcend any of the more common and bland twelve step guides available. What is amazing is that it was not really planned as a book at all - it's a transcription of a series of talks Chuck made at a men's retreat. For that reason, it isn't highly polished or edited. Sincerely recommended for all who want to take their spiritual growth to the next level.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 9, 1999
Format: Hardcover
a compelling report and guide of a step-oriented spiritual life, by a man with world-wide influence during his lifetime upon those living a spiritual, and life-saving, existance. Far more potent than some supportive literature in various 12-step and other therapeutic supportive fields. Tens of thousands have achieved sobriety and some serenity as a result of this man's personal, direct, and indirect (the book) efforts. IT IS NOW BEING PUBLISHED AGAIN ON THE WEST COAST.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 23, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Chuck's life was one that only comes around once in a great while. It's so hard for us to die to ourself on a day by day basis, but Chuck show's us how it works, and why it works in this amazing account. I have a copy of the tapes that this book was drawn from. The title on those tapes is "There Is a Solution." That's also the title of a chapter in the book "Alcoholics Anonymous" by Bill W. And today, I can't recall how many times I've said those words to others either at events, or in person, or online.
Whether it's recovery from alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, or any number of life's ups and downs, there is a solution. But I can't tell you what it is for you. I can only tell you what it is for me. I hope you'll get something from it. And that's how Chuck did it. All he does is share how it worked for him and thousands of others like him. "For fun and for free.... for God's kids who need to have something done for them." It's not a charity, it's a gift. A gift of love, given freely because it has been given freely to us.
I'm happy to be able to count myself one of Chuck's spiritual descendants. He is, along with all the other recovering alcoholic members of AA, my hero and my family.
Get this book today, and when you're done reading Chuck's story, read Bill's. It's contained in the second half of this book. God bless you.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 21, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I consider Chuck my great-grandsponsor because my sponsor in AA is sponsored by a man who was sponsored by Chuck C. I discovered this quite by accident when I picked up an interesting looking book at a 12-step shop and noticed that the man who wrote the intro - Clancy I. - had the same name as my sponsor's sponsor. Being a 3rd generation sponsee of Chuck C.'s hasn't had any "magical" influence on my life, but it does explain a lot of the things I'm taught by my sponsor. And when I read the book, it was as if I was listening to my sponsor, only with a bit more experience, strength, and hope. The lack of ego, the depth of spirituality, and the breadth of love demostrated by Chuck truly inspires me. If there was any one person whose recovery was an example of what I wanted and would go to any length to get, it was Chuck's. And Chuck would give it away for free and for fun, because we're all God's kids, and it's our job to help God's kids do what they need to have done. I'm blessed to have had many of Chuck's personal messages passed on to me as from father to son. But like the prodigal son, I would be happy to just be a servant in his house and gather the crumbs that were left over. Thank you, Chuck. I look forward to meeting you someday. - yumpinyiminee@hotmail.com
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jim Jacobsen on November 21, 2001
Format: Hardcover
[...] As Chuck says in this book, we are just God's kids and our job is to go around helping other God's kids do what they need to have done. The total lack of ego, desire to do God's will, and emptiness of self make Chuck the perfect author to answer many of today's problems.
This book was addressed to alcoholics, but today's society is plagued with addiction and self-seeking egomania. This seems to be the norm today, but there is a ground-swell of spiritual awakening that is described perfectly in A New Pair of Glasses. If you read this book from cover to cover and practice the principles described within its pages, your life will open up to a greater joy and peace than you have ever known.
I will always keep my own copy and several copies to pass on to those who will accept the message. And while the book is a transcription of tape-recordings of Chuck's talks, Chuck would be the first to tell you that the ideas presented here don't belong to him, but to everyone on this planet regardless of race, creed, nationality, religion, or any other category.
Chuck's greatest desire was to spread the news that we are all God's kids and as such we are heir to all the beauty that God (as you currently understand God) has to offer. I hope you are as blessed by my friend, Chuck's, words as I am every time I read them.
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