The Road to Recovery by Rocky Atkinson
Inspired by the Life & Art of Patrick Atkinson
“It’s late at night, maybe early morning. The convulsions have stopped and the hospital says I’m stabilized enough to leave. They want this addict out but I want out more. The walk home is long and I move slowly. Thoughts of detox and recovery, square one and starting over. I’m not me, not by a long shot.”
These are the comments of one man but they are similar to those of hundreds of thousands of other men and women battling the disease of addiction. Relapse, detox, recovery, relapse, detox, recovery. And so it goes. They want to tame the demons of drugs and alcohol that rip them apart. They want to reclaim their lives. The Road to Recovery offers the hope and encouragement they beg for and deserve. In changing from lives of despair where drugs are almighty and darkness prevails, they come to believe in a true and powerful God who offers grace, mercy, love and forgiveness. A caring God who works wonders and offers peace, joy and contentment. And in serving and glorifying Him, comes salvation, an eternal life far more glorious than anything imaginable on earth. Through over 60 contemporary pieces of art, positive bible verses and writings and other touching and sometimes hard edge comments about life in recovery, The Road to Recovery delivers what we desire and need.
Designed for everyone who wants to serve delicious meals to friends and family, and host parties with confidence and pleasure. Like its predecessor, You’re Grown–Now You Can Cook, author Sallie Swor brings you a book that is perfect for anyone from the novice chef to the confident cook who would like to serve beautiful, delicious food to company and your family. Menu planning and party ideas, plus entertaining and informative text make You’re Grown–Now You Can Throw A Party a delight to read. This collection of over 120 recipes is a perfect gift for a graduate, new home or apartment owner, newlyweds and, of course, everyone who enjoys good food, great recipes, and entertaining friends and family. These are the recipes and menus that will make anyone feel confidence and pride in hosting a celebration big or small. Included is advice on party planning, menu suggestions, easy decorating tips, serving suggestions, and tips for quick cleanup. Recipes feature step-by-step directions that are clear and concise, sequential lists of ingredients, and include helpful menu plans. This collection of delicious recipes and a witty guide to hosting will guarantee that your friends will beg to be included in every party you throw. Your cooking and entertaining skills will be celebrated and your parties will feature menus that will delight both you and your guests. More importantly, it will always be a joy to entertain. That’s why we do it. When you’re having fun then you are throwing a great party!
When Katrina Shawver met the eighty-five year old Henry Zguda, he possessed an exceptional memory, a surprising cache of original documents and photos, and a knack for meeting the right people at the right time. Couched in the interview style of Tuesdays with Morrie, Henry relates in his own voice a life as a champion swimmer, interrupted by a difficult three years imprisoned in Auschwitz and Buchenwald as a Polish political prisoner. With a pragmatic gallows humor, and sense of hope, he showed the author how to truly live for today, preferably with a shot of good Polish vodka. Henry’s path of resiliency and power of connection are as relevant today, as they were in World War II.
Almost Della chronicles the true story of grooming, molestation and rape over a three-year period from the eyes of a fifteen-year-old girl, and how it affects her life for the next three decades. She tells no one about her abuse until she is 45. Her toxic shame molded her adult life by creating a recurring pattern of choosing abusive and unavailable men. Her emotional pain is manifested in severe anxiety attacks, depression, hives and suicidal thoughts. She learns to cope by abusing alcohol and drugs. Only through years of recovery and therapy is she able to release her inner child from her dungeon of condemnation and begin to cultivate a love for herself. Della’s hope is that her book encourages rape and incest victims to release their shame and become survivors. As a society, we must start talking about rape and incest. Almost half of girls are sexually abused at some point in their lives. There are pedophiles everywhere, and we must arm girls worldwide with the knowledge and awareness to say no and tell someone!