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In Finding Your Moral Compass, Craig Nakken, author of the best-selling book The Addictive Personality, gives readers in recovery the model and tools needed to make life decisions in the pursuit of good. He offers 41 universally accepted ...
In Finding Your Moral Compass, Craig Nakken, author of the best-selling book The Addictive Personality, gives readers in recovery the model and tools needed to make life decisions in the pursuit of good. He offers 41 universally accepted principles, paired as positive and negative counterparts that guide behavior. He then inspires us with one fundamental challenge: To take responsibility for being a force for good by applying these principles to our daily lives. He encourages us to show empathy, be of service to others, and make the choice to stop being an agent of harm.
When Nakken, a former addict, became clean and sober, he faced the "evil" inside of himself. It was then that he found his moral compass and made the decision to take responsibility for his actions using the Twelve Steps as his guide. He has taught hundreds in recovery to live by the principles of good, one day at a time.
About the author Craig Nakken is the author of several Hazelden titles, including the perennial bestseller The Addictive Personality. He is a popular public speaker and a highly respected private practice counselor, with years of working in the frontlines in a number of treatment facilities.
Posted January 18, 2012
It's bracing to run across an author who isn't afraid to take on Life's big questions and wrestle with them until he has triumphantly pinned their shoulders to the philosophical mat. Mr. Nakken, a best-selling author with his previous book: THE ADDICCTIVE PERSONALITY is just such a scribe. In his latest tome he takes on the question of good vs. evil that rages within each and every one of us.
Using his own checkered background as a jumping off point he presents a complex set of dualities designed to serve as a kind of road map to the soul, a GPS system for taking all the right turns to a more balanced and better life. Of particular interest to those in 12-Step programs, MORAL COMPASS is a must-read for all who would like to lead a better and more morally productive life. If I have any criticism, it is simply that I would have liked to read even more of Mr.Nakken's early struggles with the good and evil in his own life as he fought to sober up and work for a more positive outcome for himself. A very good book with genuine insight. We make a better world one person at a time by helping to make each other better people.