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A Currency of Hope Paperback – May 15, 1999

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Debtors Anonymous acts as its own publisher, so the voice of the Fellowship can best explain the purpose, meaning, and message of A Currency of Hope.

The Foreword to A Currency of Hope

We, the men and women of Debtors Anonymous, come together to solve our common problem of compulsive debting. We share our experience, strength, and hope with one another to arrest the disease of debting. We have found compulsive debting to be a painful, confusing, and destructive disorder. Compulsive debting takes many forms from incurring unsecured debt to compulsive shopping, from grandiose thinking to poverty/not enough mentality. All these forms of debting seriously affect our quality of life—financially, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, physically, and socially.

As members of Debtors Anonymous, we have chosen a spiritual path of healing and growth which requires working the “Twelve Steps” and using the “Twelve Tools of DA.” They are the foundation of our recovery process. As a result of beginning this recovery process, we have been able to achieve solvency and prosperity; we are beginning to understand ourselves and form genuine loving connections with others and discover a relationship with a Higher Power of our own choice.

We have created this recovery book to share our Program with other compulsive debtors so that they might understand what we have come to know about debting and experience the relief we have found. The stories we have gathered are a collection of members’ experiences with debting which share: “What it was like for them, What happened, How they changed, and What it is like now…”

We hope that if you identify with some, or all, aspects of compulsive debting, you will join us on the path to recovery and find the peace, joy, love and financial solvency that are here for you.

From the Author

There are 38 authors of this book. All of them tell in their own words how they are recovering from their self-destructive relationship with money and debt through the Twelve Step program of Debtors Anonymous. A few of them speak for themselves:

“The biggest lesson that I learned was that by relying on a Power greater than myself, I could let go of fear. It was the fear that hurt me the most…After ten months,...I realized that my fear had lifted. Money no longer could control how I felt or dictate to me if I was going to appreciate the positive things in my life. Removing the fear of financial insecurity from my life is the greatest gift to me from D.A.” Debt was Hazardous to My Health.

“My debts, the reasons I came to D.A., are slowly coming under control. I have negotiated repayment agreements…, took forbearances on my student loans, and paid off every outstanding parking violation. I have a commitment not to incur any new ones. My personal bank loan was paid up last week. I glowed as I wrote the last check…” The Good Old Days: A Fond Look Back “I am truly grateful for what I have received since coming to D.A. I still have bouts with distressing feelings and self-centered fear, but I have others to help me get out of myself and into life. I have abundance, friends, greater feelings of self-worth and self-love—greater sense of purpose. I have more than enough money for today, and I have myself.” The Escape Artist.

“In a nutshell, I am learning how to be a responsible, productive adult human being for the first time in my life. D.A. is a program of action…This program has shown me that the universe is abundant and that I am worthy of my portion of that abundance. All I have to do is claim it! Lastly and most important, D.A. has reminded me of my visions and dreams for myself.” The Monster Living Inside Me.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: General Service Board of Trustees, Inc. (May 15, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970323808
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970323804
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #533,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on August 23, 2001
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This book gives both practical information on a very popular and much needed self help program, Debtors Anonymous. The contributors tell their stories of hope and inspiration of what led them to get into debt and how they got out of debt. It also gives many suggesions for folks who are 'underearners.' People who underachieve and don't earn enough to live on or don't earn up to their potential. HIghly recommended.
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A truly remarkable book full of hope and inspiration for anyone who is in debt and wants to get out. The stories of how others have done it offer so much encouragement while providing practical ideas to make the day to day decisions easier. It's full of examples of how reversing the debting dilemma changes other areas of one's life. A must read if you feel hopeless and helpless about your financial situation.
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This program and this book changes peoples lives! It gives the reader inspiring stories of hope from people recovering from debt problems, bankruptcies, compulsive spending, and living in deprivation. The moving accounts of people turning their financial lives around in the context of this 12-step program truly shows how we can recover from compulsive debting. I have read this book numerous times and each time I am given another gift of hope. If you can't get to a Debtors Anonymous meeting, this is the best resource for you. Excellent!!
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What good does it do to know all the best financial advice, if you are powerless over putting it to use? This book reveals how people powerless over compulsive spending and debting have been able to apply good financial principles to their lives by living the twelve steps and asking a power greater than themselves to take the lead in their life.
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Mostly a collection of stories from members of Debtors Anonymous. What I like is how there are many stories that I can relate to. And from those you see that many others have gone through financial trials a tribulations and survived through adoption of DA principles. It's not a reference for how to get out of debting problems, but it provides a sense of hope that there is a way out.
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This book helped me to put my spending in a different perspective - it is excellent reading and I will be using it as a reference whenever the "urge to spend" comes up again.
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Received my book in a timely manner. This book has changed my life by giving me hope and help in my financial situation. The stories are so inspiring and relate to my situation. Excellent reading!

Thanks!
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This book is probably the best book for a person who is suffering from the addiction of debting. The stories are wonderful and really help when it comes to the issue of debting.

I have found by going to Debtors Anonymous meetings and reading this book I can now live a life free of debt.

Thanks DA!
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