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There's NO other book that's SO strong and right-to-the-point in supporting folks in addiction recovery. The Pocket Sponsor grounds them when they need it and picks them up when they fall. --Toby Rice Drews, Author Getting Them Sober

Whether you are new to recovery or have more time, THE POCKET SPONSOR is a wonderful book to carry with you at all times. You can turn to any page, read any hour and you will be filled with words of inspiration and hope. --Ruth Fishel, Author The Journey Within: A Spiritual Path to Recovery

This little paperback became a big seller at Serenity by the Sea when author (also author of Day By Day and Young,Sober, & Free, and other popular recovery books) held a book signing. Shelly designed this book to be read at the HALT moments. This exceptional support book also has a phone list for the number of your sponsor and others in your recovery circle. Whether you are new to recovery or have more program time, Pocket Sponsor is a wonderful book filled with words of inspiration and hope. It's a must for people in recovery. --Body, Mind, & Spirit, review

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This book is a compilation of the words of the Oldtimers in 12 Step programs. It is the sharing we hear around the tables and at meetings--it is the words of our sponsors and the stories we tell each other to stay clean and sober. Sometimes they make us laugh and sometimes cringe--so the 'author' is the people who make up the Fellowhip: sponsors, meeting greeters, sponsees, speakers, chairs, the ones opening the doors and washing the coffee cups, the ones crying and the ones handing them a tissue, the 12 Steppers, the ones answering the hot lines, those that volunteer to read at a meeting, in other words the author is YOU.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Day By Day Recovery Resources LLC; 2 edition (January 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967491568
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967491561
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 4 x 5.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #362,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This little pocket size book has been vital for those times when I need to get out of my own head for a second in a healthy way and gain nurishing food for thought. I've thought many times about the message I've received when I opened it up, it's right where I am emotionally even if I don't really want to see it at the time. I hasn't failed yet to deliver just what I need to hear when I need to hear it.
I've since purchased The Pocket Sponsor for all my sponcees and they love it. I've given them as gifts and used them as topics for discussion groups. There isn't one person that I've shared this little book with that doesn't agree that it has powerful messages.
It's a terrific book!!! I carry it on the motorcycle, in my purse, in my pocket, it even goes to the beach with me.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to have acceptance of others, gratitude and some peace of mind in their lives. That's how it works for me anyway, one day at a time and sometimes one minute at a time. Whatever works for you.
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If I forget this book, I regret it. I read a page or two every day, highlight certain entries and often make notes. Some times I'll go back to a particular day and time to find something helpful. I find it has many things which help me andare helpful to ANY one who is trying to live life on life's terms. This book really helps one stay in reality!
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Anyone who's in "the program" or knows someone who is...this is a great little sidekick to latch onto! Timely for any time of day, 24/7. A good little boost for the spirits...and right on point, with the basic teachings, too. Very catch phrases and just the right turn of a word, to make a point.
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I thought that this was simply a wonderful book. An addiction is simply that, something that you obsess over, something that you can't seem to get away from. This easy to read book gives you some simple tools that help you in controlling that addiction. No matter what you are addicted to, we all need tools to help fight it. Simply stated, you can't have enough tools and at the price, this is a must have. I highly recommend this book to anyone no matter what your addiction is.
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It's by the Book. Take it in a few phrases, or a few paragraphs. It's the real deal. If you are friend of Bill, or anyone else who is seeking, this is an ecellent book and worth the cheap price.
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This book has great information but is overload for someone counting days. I find it useful for someone like myself who has more time who needs reminders. Keep it simple.
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By diapers on August 25, 2011
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This book has been helpful for my day to day words of encouragement. Thanks for sharing your book. I hope that the book was helpful to you as well. I am a member of Alanon, and this fits right in with the motto.
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This is a wonderful resource tool for those in recovery. It has down to earth meditaions for each
hour of the day. Sometimes I just open the book and pick a meditation at random, Other times I read the
meditation for the time of day. It always speaks to my mind and heart!!!
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