The best books for helping you quit drinking

Rose Ann Forte Author Of The Plans He Has For Me: A 12-Week Daily Devotional for Freedom from Alcohol
By Rose Ann Forte

Who am I?

I participated in a coaching program where I put alcohol to the side for 90 consecutive days and I was so completely transformed that I couldn’t even consider going back to the way things were. I attribute my success in staying alcohol free to the fact that I recognized God’s instruction embedded in all of the things I learned in that coaching program. For me, it was the collision of modern science, personal suffering, and Biblical Wisdom. I am a Certified Positive Intelligence and Alcohol-Free Coach and I so enjoy witnessing the transformation people experience when following this program. It gives me such joy.

I wrote...

The Plans He Has For Me: A 12-Week Daily Devotional for Freedom from Alcohol

By Rose Ann Forte,

Book cover of The Plans He Has For Me: A 12-Week Daily Devotional for Freedom from Alcohol

What is my book about?

The Plans He Has for Me is a twelve-week focused devotional for those who want to rid themselves of the psychological slavery associated with the habit of drinking alcohol. Each day the reader will receive biblical guidance in the form of scripture, encouragement, and a daily prayer to inspire the creation of new habits, stay the course, and feel the power of the Holy Spirit within. During these twelve weeks, it will become abundantly apparent how God has a much better plan for anyone after the removal of this habit, allowing each to access who He created them to be.

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The books I picked & why

Book cover of The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles

Why did I love this book?

A powerful look at the capability of our thoughts on our DNA expression. I loved this book because it empowered me to change my thought life in order to experience personal transformation by changing my relationship to alcohol. It completely changed my outlook on what’s possible in my life. We are not victims of our DNA. We are victims of our thought life.

By Bruce H. Lipton,

Why should I read it?

2 authors picked The Biology of Belief as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

This 10th-anniversary edition of Bruce Lipton's best-selling book

The Biology of Belief has been updated to bolster the book's central premise with the latest scientific discoveries-and there have been a lot in the last decade.

The Biology of Belief is a groundbreaking work in the field of new biology. Former medical school professor and research scientist Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., presents his experiments, and those of other leading-edge scientists, which examine in great detail the mechanisms by which cells receive and process information.

The implications of this research radically change our understanding of life, showing that genes and DNA do…

Book cover of Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence

Why did I love this book?

This book provides a fascinating look at how dopamine operates in the body and will give you a deeper understanding of how our desire for pleasure and avoidance of pain is creating havoc in our physical operating systems. It explains how neurological pathways are formed with the continued prompting of this chemical and it gives a step-by-step approach to creating new neural pathways in order to overcome the “addiction/habit”.

By Anna Lembke,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Dopamine Nation as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

“Brilliant . . . riveting, scary, cogent, and cleverly argued.”—Beth Macy, author of Dopesick,
as heard on Fresh Air

This book is about pleasure. It’s also about pain. Most important, it’s about how to find the delicate balance between the two, and why now more than ever finding balance is essential. We’re living in a time of unprecedented access to high-reward, high-dopamine stimuli: drugs, food, news, gambling, shopping, gaming, texting, sexting, Facebooking, Instagramming, YouTubing, tweeting . . . The increased numbers, variety, and potency is staggering. The smartphone is the modern-day…

Book cover of Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential and How You Can Achieve Yours

Why did I love this book?

Positive Intelligence may have had the single most powerful effect on how I process my thoughts. This book is about how to divert your thoughts to handle difficult situations with a positive mindset instead of a negative one. Most people drink to manage stress and avoid dealing with life’s difficult challenges. Positive Intelligence gives us a new framework for how to capture our thoughts and make them work for us, instead of against us.

By Shirzad Chamine,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Positive Intelligence as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER In his popular Stanford University lectures, Shirzad Chamine reveals how to achieve one's true potential for both professional success and personal fulfillment. His groundbreaking research exposes

Book cover of Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality

Why did I love this book?

Many times, we run through life without being aware of the things around us and the beauty of life in the moment. We label things and judge people, which stunts our curiosity about other things. Awareness of the thought process in our subconscious operating system will allow us to understand better the reasons we choose what we choose. This helps to address what is really at the center of our feelings and allows for cognitive awareness of a different approach.

By Anthony De Mello,

Why should I read it?

4 authors picked Awareness as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

De Mello's spiritual classic remains at the top of the Fount bestsellers more than five years after its original publication.

Book cover of Switch On Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health

Why did I love this book?

This book talks about the science of the brain and a methodology for changing brain patterns, habits, and neural pathways. The uniqueness of this book lies in her connection with God’s Word. The author provides much evidence through biblical scripture for the rewiring of the brain. This resonated with me personally because I have also taken the science of the brain and matched it up with biblical wisdom.

By Caroline Leaf,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Switch On Your Brain as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Over 900,000 copies sold!

According to researchers, the vast majority--a whopping 75-98 percent--of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. In fact, fear alone triggers more than 1,400 known physical and chemical responses in our bodies, activating more than thirty different hormones! Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses.

Supported by current scientific and medical research, Dr. Caroline Leaf gives readers a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking…

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