- Paperback: 140 pages
- Publisher: Maurice Bassett (July 28, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1600251013
- ISBN-13: 978-1600251016
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #871,936 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Death Wish: The Path through Addiction to a Glorious Life Paperback – July 28, 2016
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-Steve Chandler's brilliant book accurately describes the process of liberation from the only addiction that truly exists, the addiction to the mis-belief that we are all anything less than inherently loving beings regardless of what we say, think, or do.- Dr. H. Ronald Hulnick, President, University of Santa Monica and co-author with Dr. Mary R. Hulnick, of Loyalty To Your Soul: The Heart of Spiritual Psychology *** -Human, funny, encouraging, and incredibly life-affirming, Death Wish is the best book about the path through addiction to a life worth living I have ever read.- Michael Neill, bestselling author of The Inside-Out Revolution and The Space Within *** -Steve Chandler's book Death Wish is wonderful; a dose of down-to-earth, no-holds barred spirituality, chock full of wisdom, humour and irreverence, done in the way only Steve can do it. If you've ever struggled with addiction, know someone who does, or work with people who do, you're in for a treat.- Jamie Smart, author of The Little Book of Clarity
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The author's stated goal is to help people who are suffering the slow death of addiction to drugs and alcohol, but his message works for those of us who experience any addiction--food, sex, gambling, credit--whatever holds you back from a glorious life.
Chandler is always open in his writing about his challenges and struggles, but this book is deeply personal. It's his story, and he shares everything--his struggle with giving himself over to a "higher power" when he doesn't believe there is one and with the rituals of the 12-step program; his refusal to recognize his addiction; his need to medicate in order to face the world; and the importance of his sponsor and the people in his life who pulled him out of his death spiral.
Read this book...and then give a copy to everyone you believe it might help.
Death Wish is his most personal book yet. Though he's spoken about his battle with addiction many times, somehow this book takes us deeper into his personal journey. And although this book seems to be about addiction, it's really about freedom, the freedom we discover when we rise above the limiting beliefs that imprisoned us in the first place.
Death Wish is a short book. You can read it in a couple of hours. In fact, as Steve likes to say, read it once for information; twice for transformation. When you're done, you'll have a fresh perspective on your life and your ability to change.
Top international reviews
I first heard Steve Chandler talk at a coaching event in LA in September 2013. I caught myself wanting to make notes of just about everything he said, and in noticing that, I let go and became present. Such was my experience of reading this book today.
I’ve subsequently listened to the audios of that event, probably a dozen times, and each time still hearing something new, or something subtly different. I’m sure this, too, will be my experience of re-reading this book.
Steve brings his masterful mix of wet-kipper-face-slapping, with subtle wisdom and a condiment of dry humour. “Even I” who has studied human behaviour for almost 20 years, in my 12th year as a professional coach, and a self-professed student of love, got a slap and some new eye-glasses in just the first few pages. And “I” thought I’d heard it all… Haha! The joy of being able to laugh at how one has previously seen oneself!
So often the subtle wisdom invited me to slow down, and I know I will return, as each reading and reflection opens up new understanding; new understanding that becomes a new route for deeper connection to a flow of wisdom.
This book is a masterpiece, a painting over which you may ponder and reflect and see anew many times.
Thank you Steve. I’m excited to add this to my gift-list of resources I send to people, knowing that any single one of the thousands of lines of wisdom will help someone change, wake up and begin to live their wonderful life.
And so it goes. Love creates infinite ripples of love.
İ thought this would be a tough read in the sense that steve's no-punches-pulled account of his struggle with alcohol and drugs might be too dark for me.
On the contrary it is filled with hope and profound insights which, as a coach currently travelling alongside a family member just out of rehab, i have found both humbling and enabling.
Having read the kindle version i have ordered the hard copy to complement Dr Amy Johnson's little book of big change, both of which i urge anyone to buy today, if they are either struggling with addiction or know someone who needs help.
This book touched something below my intellect.İ think it gave me a glimpse of my very soul. Power full.