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Finding the Power to Live, One day at a time By: Trevor Hudson

Updated: Jan 28, 2021

This book is a book of hope and shows people how to apply the Twelve Step program to their daily lives.

Finding the Power to Live One Day at a Time draws on the Twelve Step program developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. It has been written for people who:

struggle with worry and anxiety;

struggle with some form of compulsive and addictive behavior;

feel trapped by feelings of guilt and regret and self-condemnation;

battle with increasing levels of stress and tension; or

may worship on a regular basis but somehow feel that their faith has become bogged down in an empty ritual.

This is a book of hope—it reminds readers that there are others like them and that it is possible to experience a new depth and freedom and joy in their daily lives. Each chapter covers one of the Twelve Steps. It clearly shows readers how to apply it to their lives and invites them to take it further in a group sharing through the discussion starters at the end of each chapter.

Trevor Hudson is a Methodist minister, currently seconded to The Institute for Creative Conversations at the Northfield Methodist Church, South Africa. He exercises a ministry of teaching and lecturing around the country and internationally, and is the author of several books including One Day at a Time, Holy Spirit Here and Now, Towards a Closer Walk with God and Seeking Serenity. He is married to Debbie and they have two children.

Reviewed by:

Debbie Hunkin

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I am a wife of an Elder in Venture Church, I am a mother of 3 amazing children. I work as a Financial manager for a training company in the Financial sector. I spend my spare time being creative.

What drew you to read this book:

2020 has been a year of different challenges, I find lots of woman are needing to re-evaluate our lives and learn where to draw our strength from.

What impact did this book have on your life:

It is a very practical book, an easy 4-5 hour original read, but there was lots to chew on and refer back to.

In a paragraph, what is the main point of this book:

The book is about getting your life back on track with God, 12 easy steps based on the "12 step program used by Alcoholics Anonymous". How to work through rejection, how to work through unforgiveness, how to learn to change the way you see circumstances and other people in your life, how to rebuild broken relationships, what we see as failures. There is a practical, what the author calls 'into action' at the end of every chapter, a great way to help understand how to conquer the 'demons' in that step before you can move to the next area of total restoration.

Who would benefit from reading this book:

I think everyone can benefit from this book, for me it highlighted some areas that I often take for granted, areas in my life I know I need to 'fix' but are sometimes to close or raw to deal with, A great restoration book, taking you back to basics.

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Published by Struik Christian Media

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