Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
Slim as it looks, The Rebel's Guide to Recovery by Jost Sauer is a gem for anyone living in the claws of addiction, a book with groundbreaking techniques for achieving freedom from drugs and other addictions. Here is a book that offers a holistic, revolutionary approach to achieving inner freedom and getting clean. With powerful and endearing lessons from his own experience — hard-won lessons — the author helps readers locate the key to healing from addiction, right in their own experience and nature. Here is an approach that allows the reader to transform their addiction into a creative tool, making the journey toward healing one of growth, self-awareness, and conquests. In this book, readers will find elements of Eastern philosophy and something close to Western thought, but the journey doesn’t feel like the Calvary that most people undergo in rehabilitation centers.
As a chain smoker, I found so many useful elements in this book. Jost Sauer dispenses wisdom I haven’t read anywhere else and readers will enjoy his perceptive insights about life and self-realization. Here are two among the many powerful sayings in this book to ponder: “Admit you have a solution rather than a problem,” and “Don’t go back to normal, go forward into new territory.” The Rebel's Guide to Recovery will teach readers the right way to handle shame and self-pity, to orient their healing journey towards a purpose, and to embrace themselves with loving tenderness while connecting with the liberating energy that flows through the cosmos. In this well-written and very accessible guide, readers will find techniques that are transformative, and mantras that will help them shift their focus. It’s a book that allows the reader to journey with an expert who has walked down the same path of addiction and has found freedom. This book is highly recommended for all kinds of addicts.