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Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery: Twenty True Stories from the Soul (Reflections of America) Hardcover – April 23, 2010
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Dr. Sinor is the author of five books with her sixth book due for release in the spring of 2014. The title of the new book is "The Pact: Messages from the Other Side." Sinor's current writing project is her first fiction novel titled "Finding Destiny." Barbara welcomes comments directed through her Blog and web site: www.DrSinor.com
Endorsement Reviews for "The Pact":
"'The Pact' is a beautifully written illumination of the thin veil between souls and incarnations. We truly do walk within, beside, and toward one another every step of the way. Highly recommended!"
~Jeff Brown, author
"Soulshaping: A Journey of Self-Creation"
"Every once in a while you read a book that takes you beyond the edge of the known and into the timeless realm of the soul. 'The Pact: Messages from the Other Side' is one of those special books. It takes the reader on a spiritual journey through life after life, weaving a tale of relationships that is like a Navajo rug. Seen from the bottom there are multiple threads; seen from above a pattern of stunning beauty emerges. This is a story of love that is stronger than death. Dr. Sinor and her departed husband's personal life pact unfolds as a spiritual memoir that uplifts and inspires uniting past, present, and future."
~Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., New York Times best-selling author
"The Pact' is a profoundly intimate and poignant account of a deeply loving couple whose love and connection remain true and flowing across time, space, life, and death. I have never seen a book about channeled information written in quite this way and it strikes me as very effective and moving. 'The Pact' provides a clear example of the phenomenon of channeling, and the spiritual education and satisfaction that can come from recognizing ourselves as eternal beings with many lifetimes of growth and experience."
~JP Van Hulle, Michael Channel, author
"Michael: The Basic Teachings"
Top Customer Reviews
In her own story, Sinor says, "David and I were heartbroken that our son had chosen such a difficult path." I think it's unfortunate that she believes her son "chose" the path that led to his death. If I chose my path, I made that choice long before I first drank alcohol and smoked pot at fourteen. By then, my personality and character were well-formed in a way that made my "choice" more of an involuntary contraction or reaction. I was a curious and naive dare-devil, and I made an ill-informed decision that lead to much misery before I could see what was happening to me. No one knows exactly how one becomes addicted. I believe, for me, it was a recipe with many ingredients.Read more ›
Yet, every one of the stories offers hope. We get the distinct guidance that a shift happens in us and we begin to accept the addiction as real and seek recovery. This goes for both - the addict and the family member. Just because we don't have a substance addiction, it doesn't mean we aren't susceptible to enabling, which ends up being an addiction in itself.
Poignant, reflective, and offering the knowing there is hope and recovery, "Tales of Addiction" gives the reader the sense they are not alone. But most of all, the stories reflect compassion and in the end the true identity of each person.
John E. Smethers, PhD - Author of Scumbag Sewer Rats: An Archetypal Understanding of Criminalized Drug Addicts
"Once in a blue moon, I read a book that culminates in a poignancy by sharing a powerful experience. Tales of Addiction is one such book: Here is a story and message amidst all of our stories; here is hope set against great challenges in the world of addiction and recovery; here is a legacy of understanding. Tales of Addiction is not just a collection of deep insight and personal accounts of tearful relapse and recovery, it is craftsmanship. Author, Barbara Sinor is a well read specialist in a world coming to grips with the disease of addiction. She offers her own valuable background of relatedness and heartened familiarity. Artfully sharing all of this is the book's strength. Like a tapestry, it works by holding the reader's interest with unique tales smoothly interwoven with both a spiritual and intellectual thought process. Sinor progressively weaves the details of her life and practical wisdom in-and-out of the book's logical succession and its acumen of the disease of addiction. The reader feels her deep and intelligent reflection accompanying each precious contribution of struggle and uncertain recovery. Some make it; others may not, you begin to know this. You feel your own relatedness and in the last chapters, the reader enters the author's space hearing the breaking news of a sudden culmination of one very special story and a legacy that lives on in her. Sinor's book pushes forward with exigency and hope.
Tales of Addiction resonates a message to all impacted by the world of drugs and alcohol: It is a world of possibility and joy; it is a world of shocking sadness; it is a world of conquest. One poignant message from the book is that no matter what, a single addict's life is still sacred and knowing this captures a moment in time.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great honest writing some of her personal stories were a bit long so I scanned some of her story a about using ruins etc, but her son's story and others are good, it's a good read... Read morePublished 9 months ago by C. Tynjala
Tales of Addiction and Recovery has more punch and deep rooted truth than nearly any book used today in recovery. A MUST READ for all who have loved ones or friends in addiction.Published on February 2, 2014 by Brenda Sandford
As a long-recovering alcoholic, used to drunkalogues at A.A. Meetings,
I found the stories so graphic that it was upsetting. Don't know why,
but was. Read more
When I was going through addictions treatment, I bought several books to help encourage myself. I love to read, especially about others' lives, so I read many, many books. Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by Renae Edwards
In 2010, Barbara Sinor, PhD put out notices requesting peoples' stories - anonymous or otherwise - of their experience with addiction. Read morePublished on May 26, 2012 by KPug
Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery by Barbara Sinor, PHD © 2010
Loving Healing Press gave me this free copy for my honest review and it's the second book in... Read more
When I first bought this book, I stared at it for a few weeks before picking it up to read. I knew it was going to be tough to read after the first few pages, the stories were so... Read morePublished on November 14, 2010 by Ginger Quinlan
Excellent reading. A must read for anyone who is or who has an addict in the family. The true stories show how addictions can bring a person to " The depths of hell". Read morePublished on June 19, 2010 by J. G. Sullivan
I met Dr. Sinor through Facebook. I read this book within three days. The stories were gripping and the true account of her life story and her son's journal were excellent. Read morePublished on June 1, 2010 by Lisa Ann Mills