Drop the Rock—The Ripple Effect provides multiple perspectives from people successfully working a Twelve Step Program, showing Step 10 as a key to a sober life free of fear and resentment and filled with serenity and gratitude.
When Drop the Rock: Removing Character Defects was first published in 1999, it quickly became the standard resource for working Steps 6 and 7, two of the most challenging of the Twelve Steps for many people in recovery. Learning what it means to fully surrender character defects frees you to make amends with Steps 8 and 9, realize the Big Book’s “Promises,” and move on to Step 10.In this new follow-up resource, Fred H. explores what he calls “the ripple effect” that can be created by using Step 10 to practice Steps 6 and 7 every day and avoid picking up “the rock” again. Drawing on his years of lecturing on the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, he reveals Step 10 as the natural culmination of working the previous Steps. providing a crash course on renewing your recovery program through the daily practice of Twelve Step principles.Like its predecessor, Drop the Rock—The Ripple Effect provides multiple perspectives from people successfully working a Twelve Step Program, showing Step 10 as a key to a sober life free of fear and resentment and filled with serenity and gratitude.Fred H. has worked in the field of addiction and recovery for over three decades and is the director of the retreat center for a leading addiction treatment program. He is a popular international speaker on the Big Book and the principles of the Twelve Steps.
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About the Author
Fred H. has been in recovery for more than 40 years. He is a popular international speaker on the Big Book and the principles of the Twelve Steps.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Welcome to the Voyage of Recovery 1
The Twelve Steps as a Sequence 9
The Transformation of Steps Six and Seven 15
As We Cross the Sea of Life 23
Working Step Ten 43
The Subtle Power of the Ripple Effect 71
The Wisdom of "Every Day" 93
The Other Shore: Serenity 113
Recommended Reading 116
The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous 117
The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous 118
About the Author 119
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