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Diet Eman was a young lady when the Nazi’s invaded the Netherlands.
In her book, Diet describes her emotions as she watched the enemy take over her country and commit numerous atrocities. She talks about her desire to do whatever she could to fight back against the enemy.
Diet became a member of the resistance and helped find safe places for Jews, as well as other people wanted by the Nazi’s. She willingly risked her life and ended up spending time in a concentration camp.
Her story is like an emotional roller coster ride, filled with triumphs and tragedy. It is a shinning example of how we can all over come adversity.
I was in Celebrate Recovery a few weeks ago and the leader was talking about how we should treat other people. He summed it up perfectly, treat you fellow man with:
Aaron Kennard’s book, Affirm Your Truth, explains the power of positive thinking and personal affirmations. The basic premise is summed up in the following two quotes.
- There is so much to live for, to explore, to be and to do…life can be thrilling…or completely overwhelming.
- All of our thought habits can be changed by making a conscious decision and then by practicing the new thoughts consistently over time.
Larry Skrant struggled with addiction. While in prison, be became a christian and went on to become a preacher and help others who were also suffering with addiction.
Overall, the book was good. However, it was a bit redundant. His teachings resemble the typical 12-step program, but are compressed into nine steps.