Beyond Recovery: A Journey of Grace, Love, and Forgiveness (Paperback)

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What others are saying about Beyond Recovery:

"Couldn't put it down "

" I highly recommend this book
I would recommend this book if someone is struggling with addiction. It is a raw memoir of someone's struggle with addiction and alcoholism. I could not put it down. I literally read it in 2 days. I could relate to being in recovery myself. The feeling of inadequacy and failure plagued me until I found AA." -MB

"Must read for those in or affected by addiction." - EC
"I recommend this book wholeheartedly. The author takes us on an examination of childhood, addiction, love, and forgiveness, and shares tools gained along the way, including the light of acceptance. The story is entertaining, wise, and illuminating. A good read for anyone looking to be free of past pain and resentment."

"An inspiring, courageous, and heartfelt message of hope for those who still struggle with addiction."

"Great story of personal triumph...
I read this book in two days and couldn't put it down Such a journey of physical and emotional pain to forgiveness and finding love within himself and his life purpose.

"Beyond Recovery receives an A+
A friend told me that She was reading Beyond Recovery and she could not put it down. I was a little skeptical but followed her recommendation. I absolutely delighted that I did. It's not only a great, albeit at times, heartbreaking story of the author's experience as a child being introduced to drugs and alcohol too early in life and his subsequent trouble with addiction, his road to recovery, and the ultimate purpose he has found in serving others. He is a fabulous storyteller and an excellent writer. The reader is offered an intimate peek into his childhood adolescence and early adulthood. I highly recommend this book to anyone struggling with any kind of addiction. The book is a testament not only to the author's powerful journey but to the power of getting and staying clean and sober." - L

"Inspiring. Heartfelt. Honest. Shawn offers an inside look at alcoholism and addiction and how to get and stay sober as a young adult."

Raw. Courageous. Real.
This transparent memoir is filled with love and hope for those who suffer from addiction and alcoholism.

Shawn says he wrote this book hoping it would help at least one person get and stay sober.
Since its debut, Shawn said he personally knows at least five people that have found recovery and are still clean and sober to this day after reading this book.

Brief Synopsis from the back cover:
From staggering into his first meeting for recovery to the moment he knew another drink would kill him, Beyond Recovery offers an intimate glimpse into the life of an alcoholic. Shawn Langwell gives a front-row seat to what it looks like to hit bottom and the slow process of healing one day at a time. Through stories that start from childhood, Langwell reveals his painful journey of innocence lost as he grew up in the 1960s surrounded by drugs and free love. He shares about his hippie upbringing in the San Francisco Bay Area, the devastating moment his father abandoned his family and his role of growing up fast and picking up the pieces. He also shares the shame and discomfort he felt as the child of an absent father, and how alcohol became his escape. In this transparent memoir, Langwell divulges his downward spiral into addiction, his decision to get sober, and the tools he used to help him handle life's tragedies without turning to the bottle.

From the author:
Hopefully, you will find yourself or better understand the addiction and alcoholism of someone you love who desperately needs help but is too afraid to ask. I hope this book inspires and informs many more to take the bold leap over the fence of fear and addiction and take a chance on themselves.
When done, please, pass it on.

About the Author

Shawn Langwell is an advertising salesman for the Bay Area News Group. He lives in Northern California with his wife, three kids, and shadow-chasing dog, Jasper.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780998248707
ISBN-10: 0998248703
Publisher: Drooling Dog Press
Publication Date: November 6th, 2016
Pages: 302
Language: English


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