Obviously there are millions of Kosher books out there, but we are trying to post here the ones that could truly help someone trying to break free of addiction by giving them good stimulation, good entertainment and also good personal growth!
Please send us any book titles that you think would help!
- Judaicabooks.net - new, used and rare Jewish books, all hand picked.
- Rabbi A.J. Twerski's Books - on addictions, self esteem and personal growth!
- "Self Improvement? I'm Jewish" - (The yesodos of the 12-Steps from Chazal)
- "Seek Sobriety Find Serenity"
- "Addictive Thinking"
- "Angel's don't leave footsteps"
- "Waking up just in time"
- "The Addictive Personality" by Craig Nakken.
- Some important books to read by the world-renowned sex addiction therapist Patrick Carnes (www.sexhelp.com): "Out of the Shadows" and "Betrayal Bonds". Also: "Healing the Shame That Binds You" by Bradshaw. These books have actual exercises and assignments to help a person heal from the shame and the bonds we make with people who have abused us or betrayed us. Also, the SLAA books on sex addiction can be very helpful in learning the proven 12 steps to breaking free.
- One idea is to read books on the Holocaust written by religious people. The books will to show you that your struggle is nothing compared to what the Jews went through in this most difficult period in our history, and also you will see the incredible Messiras Nefesh that Yidden had for Mitzvos, which was much harder than the struggles we "think" we have today of saying no to superfluous and harmful pleasures. (See "War Stories" below by "Ben-Moshe")
Kosher Non-Jewish Books and Novels
- The complete collection of Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Beautiful language and style. Hundreds of pages of complexity and intellectual stimulation, from both subject and literary style. Plus, it could inspire one to start noticing the many details of the world around you that you take for granted.
- J.R.R. Tolkien's books - Beautiful novels enlaced with good lessons in loyalty, commitment, humility and courage
- The Hobbit
- Lord of the Rings
Posted by "Ben-Moshe" on the forum: